This is sure to raise some eyebrows! Mo'Nique and Sidney Hicks have been married for nine years, but there's a chance he may not have been faithful for all of them… and she's totally ok with that!
The UPN actress said her husband has a "pass" to cheat because she doesn't adhere to traditional American rules about marriage.
"I originate from this place called Africa and what I know of African kings -- tell me about one of them that just had one wife," she told True Exclusives on Nov. 16. "Do you know any of them? I don't… So when we came [to America], we adopted other people's ways and that's called ownership. I don't want to be owned anymore… We're humans guys, that's all."
The reporter went onto ask the actress if cheating is okay in her marriage.
She replied, "When you say 'a pass to cheat,' when you're with your best friend and you say to your best friend, 'I'm having these feelings about this person sexually and I want to share it with you.' When you're best friends, you can have those open and honest conversations."
She said that when people cheat it's usually because they're not getting something they need at home.
"All these people on the face of the earth, do you think my eyes won't say 'He's fine!' or 'She's attractive'? And if you want to go further with it, let's be honest enough to have those conversations. What is it about that person that you find you want to sleep with them? Because they may give you something that I'm simply not willing to do. And if that's the case, how could I be mad? Because I'm not going to do it, should I deprive you of not having it?"
She didn't reveal whether her man has fooled around with another woman (not that there's anything wrong with that, according to her.) What keeps her marriage afloat, though, is honesty.
"Honesty, that's it," she said. "If you can't tell the person you're laying with every night how you truly feel, then you're in a bad place."
Her feelings on an open marriage are nothing new, actually. In 2007 she told the New York Times, "We have an agreement that we'll always be honest. And if sex happens with another person, that's not a deal breaker for us, that's not something where we'll say, 'Oh my God, we've got to go to divorce court, and you cheated on me.' Because we don't cheat."
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