Oscar nominee Mo’Nique made headlines this week, not for her work in “Precious,” which has earned her several awards already this year — but for her open marriage.
And now, the stars are weighing on Mo’Nique’s openness about allowing her husband, Sidney Hicks, to stray, if he wants. She can too, but has said she doesn’t.
“I think each person should be able to live their life according to what they believe in,” Common told Access Hollywood at the third annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday. “If that’s what she chooses for her relationship then you got to support that, you got to respect that… So whatever choices and whatever things they agree to should be held in honor and respect.”
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique’s “Precious” co-star only learned about it when Access asked on Thursday on the red carpet at the Essence event.
“She has an open marriage? OK… I imagine that with any marriage, you should be able to tell the truth,” Gabby said. “It’s not really news to have an open marriage and open communication marriage.”
But “View” co-host Sherri Shepherd said an open marriage isn’t something she personally, could handle.
“Do you think you could do it?” Access asked on Thursday.
“Heck no! What?” Sherri exclaimed. “Apparently you don’t know why I got divorced.”