Admitting it isn’t easy to remain faithful to a partner, these 5 celebrities believe practicing monogamy is hard. Some say it just goes against what they feel is natural for humans, while others say life can have its complications and it’s not hard for them to see why someone might end up cheating while in a long term relationship. Opening up on how they feel about monogamy, these stars have candidly said that they think it seems difficult.
Emma thinks people are pressured to be monogamous when it might not be what is really natural: “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 sometimes wonder about whether there are alternatives, and about whether our fury and rage and disbelief and horror about infidelity is quite realistic.”
Gwyneth says life is complicated and often people find themselves cheating on their partners: “I am a great romantic – but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist. Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. It’s like we’re flawed – we’re human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge. That’s their problem, but I really think that the more I live my life, the more I learn not to judge people for what they do. I think we’re all trying our best but life is complicated.”
Joshua has been dating girlfriend Diane Kruger for 9 years, and admits that being in a long term relationship can be a struggle: “Monogamy is hard. The equation for me these last nine years is to ask, ‘Is this labour of love still something done freely?’ If you’re compelled to make it work, then you will.”
Kate believes it is possible but that it isn’t particularly realistic: “Absolutely it can be done. Do I believe it’s realistic? No, I don’t. I believe that we as people have the power to make it happen. I will not disrespect my husband and stray.”
Scarlett feels monogamy might not be how humans are designed: “I don’t think [being monogamous] is a natural instinct for human beings, but it doesn’t mean I don’t believe in monogamy or true love. I believe in finding a soul mate. Monogamy can be a hard word for some people. I don’t think it applies to everybody, and I don’t think a lot of people can do it.”
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