Do we care? No really, do we care?
Actress Mo’Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, have been in a happy open marriage for years. And Mo says it was her idea. According to Mo’nique, 10 or so years ago she was on the road she felt it was important to tell, “the man [she] would spend the rest of her life with,” that she wanted to be with other men.
To which her husband responded, “I’ve loved you since the 10th grade, do you really think you being with another man would have anything to do with me.”
Monique wanted to make it clear to people that she wasn’t some fat lonely girl who did it to keep a man, but that she was the person who initiated the conversation.
While her husband may not have had any questions about the arrangement, I do have one and only one:
Do we care?
No, but for real. Polyamory ain’t new. Plenty of folks do it. No, we don’t hear a lot of people talking about it, but once again, I find myself wondering why I am being taken into someone’s marital bed. Celebrity ego will never cease to amaze me. I understand that publicity for celebrities is a good thing, but do we have to publicize everything? What’s the goal here? Cuz we’ve been hearing about their open relationship FOREVER.
Seriously, I would much prefer it if Mo’Nique used her polyamorous relationship to talk more openly about feminism and a woman’s right to choose her own path, however she sees fit. Her stance, however, seems to be more about defending this relationship and shutting down the naysayers. Chile, who has that time? Who?
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