Mo'Nique Explains Why She Allows 'A Pass To Cheat' In Marriage

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/18/2015 | 11:30 AM EST

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Actress/comedienne says her goal is to maintain an open and honest relationship

Mo'Nique's new interview with True Exclusives has the people talking. In addition to discussing topics of depression and fitness, the actress/comedienne also gave her take on allowing "a pass to cheat" in marriage.

Mo'Nique, who's been married to husband Sidney Hicks since 2006, said she understands the desire to pursue "relations" with someone other than your spouse. We're all human beings, she said, and should be willing to compromise with our partners about our needs and wants.


She explained:

"The person that you stood up and you said 'for better, for worse, sickness and in health, richer or poorer' you took those vows in front of the universe. If you don't live by them, then maybe you shouldn't have taken them. And when you say 'a pass to cheat'… see when you're with your best friend and you say to your best friend 'I'm having these feelings about this person, sexually and I wanna share it with you'.. when you're best friends, you can have those open and honest conversations. Often times people cheat because of something they're not getting. But when you have open and honest dialogue and you say we're just human beings and all these people on the face of the earth, do you think my eyes won't ever say 'he's fine' or 'she's attractive'. Now if you wanna go further with it, let's be honest enough to have those conversations. What is it about that person that you find that you wanna sleep with? Because they may give you something that I'm simply not willing to do. And if that's the case, how can I be mad? Because I'm not gon' do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That's when the relationship is real real."

Ladies, where do you stand on the issue? Would you be willing to give a pass to cheat? Sound off!


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