Angie opens up to the press regarding her thoughts on open marriage.
In a recent interview with German magazine Das Neue, Angelina is oddly forthcoming about her personal life, opening up about her feelings on fidelity, extramarital affairs and open relationships. She even reveals intimate truths about how she and Brad operate as a couple, admitting that fights with Brad can get pretty physical. Pretty surprising considering that—in the public eye, at least—she's supposedly moved past her wild child ways, and embraced a new identity as a humanitarian and supermom.
It's her thoughts on the benefits of open marriage that are the most thought-provoking (and refreshing): "I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship." she says. "Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other."
Which leads one to wonder, who else are Angie and Brad schtupping? And why does one of Hollywood's most attractive couples even need outside sex play? (Though I loathe that beard of Brad's...) Would anyone else even be able to add up?
And is the novelty of new intimacy really worth the risk of perhaps tearing apart a(nother) marriage? Or is this new intimacy the only thing keeping it together? (Brangelina do, after all, seem to lead a high-stress, fast-paced life. Perhaps dating other people is a viable outlet for a couple that seems to carry so much on its shoulders.)
Then there is Jolie's family history. When Angelina found out that her father, Jon Voight, was cheating on her mother, their relationship became incredibly strained. It's one of the reasons she's always maintained that there was no hanky-panky between her and Brad on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. "To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive," she said. "I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that."
All this being said, there's no proof that Angelina is actually participating in any extramarital relations. Her statement to Das Neue may simply be a sign of openness and acceptance to all types of relationships. But it certainly is fun to conjecture. So: Who would you have on the side if you were Angelina Jolie?