10 Celebrities Opened Up About Their Unconventional Views of Love in Relationships
Love manifests itself in different ways. Most of us grew up with love stories about monogamous relationships and one person at a time. However, there are many of us who feel that we do not fit into those roles. Today, people are more open about their love lives and are rewriting their own love stories on their own terms in a very special way.
We at Bright Side celebrate love and its many unique forms of expression. These celebrities here are proof that relationships, far from falling into a stereotype, are more meaningful. And as long as there is communication and consent, happily ever after can come in many forms.
1. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
The Smith couple share an open marriage and this has helped them rework their relationship and deal with the various obstacles of marriage. In 2011, Will Smith shared Jada’s beliefs about unconventional relationships and how she grew up in a different context than he did.
During the first few years of their marriage, they chose monogamy, but once they discussed it, they both discovered that monogamy is not the only relational perfection. Will and Jada have given each other trust and freedom with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. The unconditional love and the freedoms they give to each other are their highest definition of love.
2. Bella Thorne
For Bella Thorne, love is more than falling in love with someone because of their gender but because of their personality and the simple fact of being. She has been publicly open about her love life and how she loves loving two people at once.
In 2017, she was in a relationship with rapper Mod Sun and influencer Tana Mongeau. Even though they are no longer together, Bella still believes in her unique way of loving. Although she has admitted that it is not easy to find the right combination of two people to date at once, she is on a mission to feel as happy as possible.
3. Ezra Miller
Actor Ezra Miller is open about his love of polyamorous relationships and the deep connections he looks for when he meets someone. In 2018, he talked about finding a partner who understands his preferences and for that, they must be part of an exclusive group called “Polycule.”
Men and women can be part of this group, but it requires an intense selection process and a strong connection with the rest of the group. Within the group, Ezra searches for a family connection, as if he had been married to them 25 lifetimes ago from the moment they met.
4. Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton has been in a relationship with the painter Sandro Kopp since 2004. But before this, she was in a relationship with the artist John Byrne, with whom they share twins. In 2008, the actress revealed that she and Kopp lived in the same house with the father of her children, Byrne.
However, despite speculation about an open relationship, Tilda and Kopp are simply good friends with Byrne. For them, life does not have to be complicated, much less their personal relationships.
5. Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley has experienced both open and deeply monogamous relationships. And for her, at the end of the day, there are no rules to love as long as there is a level of responsibility. Whether it’s two or three people in a relationship, communication and trust are key to making it work.
6. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Even though they are no longer together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had a non-restrictive marriage. In 2009, Angelina shared that they used to not restrict each other and that fidelity was not a priority. The couple used to have a very dynamic relationship and both supported the idea of a marriage in which, despite living together, they were not chained to each other and each maintained their own freedom.
7. Willow Smith
The Smith couple’s daughter, Willow Smith, follows similar beliefs as her parents. Willow has expressed that she has a preference for polyamory, loving men and women equally. Her focus is on an emotional connection and she is not afraid to find two people at the same time with whom she can feel this romantic connection.
8. Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton
After working together, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton fell for each other and had two children together. Not waiting for too long, Burton bought the house next door to Helena’s in London and they connected the two properties. In this way, each one kept their personal space but at the same time had more space for their family.
In 2014, the couple ended their marriage but still continue to live next door to one another.
9. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean
Together they have one of the longest and most successful relationships in Hollywood. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean have been happily married for 55 years while maintaining a healthy form of an open relationship. Dolly has revealed that men are her weakness and that it is common for her and her husband to flirt with other people as long as they do not cross that barrier.
The couple carries their own definition of an open relationship, understanding its limits and that, at the end of the day, they both love each other madly.
10. RuPaul and Georges LeBar
The love story between RuPaul and Georges LeBar began in 1994 when they met and finally got married in 2017. RuPaul has explained that they are in an open relationship but never really made a decision about it. By letting their relationship flow, RuPaul didn’t want to put restrictions on the person he loves the most.
According to him, if something is happening that is impossible to resist, it is best to go for it. The married couple knows that they love each other as much as anything else in the world, and that’s what matters.
If you could give one love tip to any of these celebrities, what would it be? Share it with us in the comments!