"If that was my husband … we would have words!!!” (Ratchet voice in reference to the recent pictures of Robin Thicke being touchy-feely with a girl in a club.)
Hate it or love it, artists such as T-Pain and Robin Thicke seem to have "special privileges". It seems times are changing and people are making all kinds of concessions to keep their marriage or relationship "together". It's a new world and couples are thinking of alternative ways to keep the romance fresh and keep their significant other satisfied.
Open relationship is an interesting topic because it test the boundaries of what a relationship is or should be. We all have our own perspective. You may even have a different perspective from your significant other due to personality, temperament, religion, culture or what have you.
It is all fun and games until someone get's jealous. Either sex could start out comfortable with having other partners, but situations can change feelings or on the flip side, this openness might foster honesty and nourish your relationship…if you can handle that.
Check out a list of celebrity couples whom either had open relationships in the past or present or rumored to have had it.
What do you ladies and gentlemen think about open relationships?
Can you handle watching your significant other hooking up with someone else? (Some of you guys might start transforming into RoboCop just at the thought of someone else smelling your significant other.)
Are these celebrities able to do this because of their power, beauty, fame, and influence?
We want to know what you think… weigh in!!!
Open Relationships: Blured Lines
"Blurred Lines" can explain the music as well as the relationship when it comes to the open marriage that the talented Robin Thicke and the beautiful Paula Patton seem to enjoy. You never know what goes on behind closed doors but they always look super happy. (I’m just saying.) Robin and Paula have not been clear on if they actually have an open relationship but it seems Robin has a very long leash. Luckily, the Power 105 Breakfast Club brought up polygamy, open relationships in their interview with Robin and he explained his take on it.
"That has been great for our relationship with me and Paula. As soon as you can realize that your woman has the same thoughts, same desires and everything that you do, then you can see where the relationship truly exist because a woman can’t tell a man all of her desires and all of her fantasies because a man gets too jealous. But a man wants to tell a woman all of his desires and act like that is fair. So sometimes when my wife and me get naughty, I let her say whatever she wants to say. Once in a while you have to let it be what it is. Fantasy is everything.”
What would you do if your man was getting “familiar” in the club with a lady friend or acquaintance?
Open Relationships: Look, I Need To Have Sex.
Well, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have talked freely about their open relationship without blinking. Their reasons are practical for which they are as a couple. Mr. Smith goes on to say, "Our perspective is, you don’t avoid what’s natural and you’re going to be attracted to people. If it came down to it, then one would say to the other: ‘Look, I need to have sex with somebody. Now I’m not going to do it if you don’t approve of it." That might get some people hot, but for them it seems to work.
However, what happens when your partner doesn’t approve but you already have your heart set on rattling a specific person’s bones?
Open Relationships: Chains?
Angelina has stated in the past that she wouldn’t mind being open. "I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other," she says.
Brad didn’t seem so enthusiastic, but what are you going to do? Do you agree that fidelity in a relationship are “chains”?
Open Relationships: Keeping It Real With Biel
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel is a cute couple. However, in the past, Mr. "Tell Her How You Really Feel" was very honest when he spoke about dating outside of his relationship to quench his sexual needs.
An insider says, "Justin was very clear with Jessica that he didn’t want to be in a serious relationship with her anymore where he wasn’t able to date other people. Jessica took the news very hard, but he convinced her to stay friends who hook up, without all the pressure of a relationship."
It seemed like something worked because they are married. But …
Would you settle for hook up buddy if you were dating Justin Timberlake? (He was honest.)
Open Relationships: Adding partners to the equation
T-Pain seems to have a good thing going with his wife of 11 years, Amber Najm. I mean it has to be something great because they've been married for over a decade – with the divorce rate being over 50 percent in the U.S.; that’s like an eternity.
In T-Pain's VH1 'Behind The Music' doc, he spoke about the inspiration behind his hit “I’m In Love With A Stripper” and how it was also about the beginnings of an open marriage, which started with his wife tongue kissing a stripper one night in a strip club.
He explained: "It added another spark … it’s just fun. The rule is I can’t have sex with a girl by myself … that would be considered cheating. And that’s it! (chuckling)."
Pain's wifeadded that she had always been attracted to women, but that night it all came out. She says, “that made our relationship a lot stronger.“