5 Celebrities Share Their Thoughts on Monogamy

Not particularly subscribing to the idea of monogamy, these 5 celebrities have spoken on the idea of staying faithful to one partner for a prolonged period of time and how they feel about it. Some think it’s unrealistic and think people shouldn’t be as shocked as they are when cheating takes place in a steady relationship because it’s just a part of human sexuality. Others don’t seem themselves being monogamous for their entire lives because they don’t think it’s realistic. Others just question if it is in human nature to be monogamous creatures and believe that people probably aren’t supposed to stick with just one partner for a long time or the full extent of their lives. They all have their own opinions on the subject and have been candid about their ideas regarding monogamy despite being controversial or shunning conventional thought on the matter – here is what they have to say!


Hugh Hefner

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Hugh isn’t sure if it is natural but does think he can be faithful: “I’m totally capable of being a good husband. I can be devoted, sensitive. Faithful? Yes. Absolutely. I do think that monogamy is possible. I just don’t think it’s the natural way of things.”

Emma Thompson
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Emma thinks monogamy is quite a stange idea: “I do think that monogamy is an odd state, and actually I think it’s an odd state for women. I think that we’re locked into certain ideas and certain romantic ideals that have shaped our thinking about relationships for some time. And I do wonder about whether there are alternatives, and about whether our fury and rage and disbelief and horror at infidelity is quite realistic.”

Ethan Hawke
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Ethan thinks people are immature when it comes to monogamy: ”People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. ‘He’s cheated so he’s bad, she’s cheated so she’s bad,’ as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous. To act all indignant, that your world has been rocked because your lover wasn’t faithful to you, is a little bit like acting rocked that your hair went grey. Human beings are sexual beings.”

Cameron Diaz
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Cameron doesn’t think she can do monogamy forever and doesn’t see it as a realistic option for herself: “Relationships can last two, five or 20 years. I don’t believe in sharing your bed with the same person your whole life, though. That might be a reality for some, but it surely isn’t for me.”

Russell Brand
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Russell thinks it’s quite extreme: ”I don’t think monogamy is an impediment to anything if it’s a philosophical choice that you make. I do query monogamy. It’s a very severe state. It’s a hard-core thing, monogamy. It’s a hard-core principle. But beautiful, and to be recommended. And if you make a commitment to it, you’ve got to do it. When I was married, monogamy straight down the middle. You can’t mess around with that stuff.”

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