5 Celebrity Couples in Open Relationships (Some Surprises)

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There’s no doubt about it – our culture continues softening on open relationships. We wouldn’t classify the recent surge in open relationship interest as a monogamy exodus, at least not quite yet, but its definitely in an uptick. And nothing is more reflective of social shifts than celebrity culture.

Sure, we aren’t reading celebrity gossip mags to find out how we should live our lives. Nope. But, it’s OK to recognize and observe social changes through celebrity culture. In this case, we’re talking celebrities who are into open relationships.

Go here if you are unsure what an open relationship is.

There are number of celebrities who the media has reported to have been in an open relationship at least once. Some celebrity open relationships may surprise you. Let’s have a closer look.

Celebrities Who Have Been in Open Relationships

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

I mean, why not start with two of the most infamous open relationship folks – The Smiths.

In a way, we don’t love glorifying their open relationship status as they’ve commonly been embroiled in relationship dramas. But that’s more for the slap heard round the world and less for their affinity towards an open relationship status.

“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,’” the star told HuffPost Live. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”

Smith made excellent point regarding the benefits of an open relationship during a now famous Oprah interview.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

“If Chris was playing around, Gwyneth didn’t care. She’s never been jealous or territorial. Her philosophy is, ‘We’re both adults. We make our own choices.’” an well-connected, anonymous source stated regarding Paltrow’s experience with Coldplay lead singer, Chris Paltrow.

The couple allegedly spent a 10-year marriage in an open relationship. While the couple eventually separated, 10-years in Hollywood time is an epic run. Could their marriage success be due to their open relationship status? One might assume.

Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon

A celebrity post wouldn’t be a celebrity post without a Kardashian appearance. No surprise that Kim Kardashian would experiment with cultural shifts, particularly in the romance category. It’s been reported that Kim and Nick Cannon were in an open relationship during their romantic run.

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox

The super-sexy, iconic, power couple of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are glowing examples of how an open relationship can work. Let’s be honest, it would be easy to feel insecure with a woman of Megan Fox’s caliber swinging with another man – unless, of course, you understand the value of an open relationship – particularly when it comes to making couples stronger.

Oddly, its been reported that only Megan can see other people. While that might sound bizarre on the surface, it goes to show that an open relationship is personal to every couple. What matters is your level of communication with one another.

Shailene Woodley and some bro

Shailene Woodley noted her experiences with an open relationship, but who her beau was remains a bit of a mystery.

“Listen, I’m someone who has experienced both an open relationship and a deeply monogamous relationship in my life, and I think we’re in a day and age where there should be no rules except for the ones designed by two people in a partnership—or three people, whatever floats your boat!” she said.

“But there has to be a level of responsibility in any relationship dynamic, and that responsibility is simply honesty and communication and trust. Apart from that, it’s really none of our business what people choose to do with their lives.”

Considering an open relationship? That’s great, but don’t do so because celebrities are embracing it. There’s a number of benefits to an open relationship, but one of them isn’t that you become a famous star. And that’s quite OK.