12 Black Stars Who Embrace Non-Monogamy: Nick Cannon, The Smiths And Extra

  • Nick Cannon

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    The most important modern-day mouthpiece of open relationships, Nick Cannon has proudly sired a number of youngsters whereas partaking in consensual non-monogamy with their moms. This, after all, doesn’t embrace his marriage to ex-wife Mariah Carey, with whom he shares his eldest two youngsters.

    “That’s a Eurocentric idea,” Cannon mentioned of monogamy throughout a 2021 interview with Vermilion County First. “The concept you’re imagined to have this one particular person for the remainder of your life. The concept a person ought to have one girl. We shouldn’t have something. I’ve no possession over this particular person.

    “If we’re actually speaking about how we co-exist and the way we populate, it’s about what trade can we create collectively. I perceive the establishment of marriage, but when we return to what that was about … it was to categorise property,” he argued.

    “One father gave one other man his daughter for land. So whenever you actually get to that idea it’s like, we gotta change this up,” he went on. “I don’t need possession over anyone. I don’t have possession over any of the moms. We create households within the sense that we created an attractive entity.”

  • Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith
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    Will Smith opened up about his open marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith in a 2021 challenge of GQ, saying that his spouse “by no means believed in standard marriage” and “had relations that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a means that was very totally different than how I grew up.”

    Whereas their marriage started monogamous, Smith agreed to the association after they discovered themselves “each depressing and clearly one thing needed to change.”

    “We now have given one another belief and freedom, with the assumption that everyone has to seek out their very own means,” he added. “And marriage for us can’t be a jail. And I don’t counsel our highway for anyone. I don’t counsel this highway for anyone. However the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given each other and the unconditional assist, to me, is the very best definition of affection.”

  • Willow Smith

    Willow Smith
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    The apple didn’t fall removed from the tree within the Smith residence, as daughter Willow Smith mentioned being polyamorous together with her mom, Jada, and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, on just lately canceled Fb Watch sequence Purple Desk Discuss.

    “With polyamory, I really feel like the principle basis is the liberty to have the ability to create a relationship fashion that works for you and never simply getting into monogamy as a result of that’s what everybody round you says is the precise factor to do,” she defined on the present.

  • Diddy And Yung Miami

    Yung Miami and Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs
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    “No one can maintain me down, oh no, I’ve bought to maintain on moooovinn.’”

    We all know sir, we all know.

    Sean “Diddy” Combs is at present in an open relationship with Metropolis Woman Yung Miami, as each refuse to commit to one another solely and like to maintain issues undefined. This works for them contemplating the Unhealthy Boy founder welcomed a child woman in December 2022 with one other girl whereas praising the rapper born Caresha Brownlee throughout social media.

    Diddy additionally dated mannequin Jesse Mae whereas with Yung Miami, the 2 usually throwing delicate photographs at one another through social media over the music business exec.

  • Mo’Nique

    Mo'Nique (L) and husband Sidney Hicks
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    Mo’Nique and husband Sidney Hicks have been very vocal about their open marriage, even starting a podcast titled Mo’Nique and Sidney’s Open Relationship in 2016.

    In line with the comedian, the association started when she advised her hubby that she wished to proceed seeing one other man she knew.

    “I wished to proceed to see the gents that I used to be seeing, and I felt snug telling my greatest pal,” she revealed to The New York Instances in 2016. Hicks agreed, so long as he might date others as properly.

    In March of 2023, nonetheless, the humorous girl shared that she outgrew the association in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

    “Life started to occur,” she mentioned. “I started to see a energy I had by no means seen earlier than. He beloved me at my worst. I didn’t need to sacrifice that only for a lay. So I grew out of that.”

  • Joey Bada$$

    Joey Bada$$
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    Brooklyn-bred rapper and actor Joey Bada$$ revealed his need to enter right into a polyamorous marriage with two wives throughout a go to to Angela Yee’s Lip Service podcast in 2022.

    “I would like two [wives],” he mentioned earlier than sharing he had a couple of girlfriends residing in separate homes on the time, including that he wouldn’t need his companions residing below one roof.

    “They must be cool with one another, they’ll have to have the ability to name one another in the event that they wanna get down like that. Nevertheless it’s not a requirement.” He additionally added that he might “doubtlessly” see himself having two households, and would like in the event that they have been bi-coastal.

  • DeRay Davis

    DeRay Davis
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    Comic DeRay Davis has opened up about his poly life-style a number of instances, together with throughout a 2017 look on The Actual, the place he dished on having two live-in girlfriends.

    “They’re very snug, trigger I’m very open,” he mentioned of his polyamorous association. “I don’t make it the place it’s all, ‘Oooh, look what I’m doing!’ I’m not a participant.”

    Host Loni Love responded saying she believes in “having a spare,” however couldn’t think about sharing each a home and a person with one other girl.

    “In case you have one thing separate, that separate turns into a secret,” DeRay replied earlier than Loni interrupted, including, “It’s not a secret if everyone is aware of one another. I simply can’t share one other house with one other girl in the identical home, however in the event you caring for the payments, I can perceive that.”

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    He additionally spoke of his “three-lationship” with the Chicago Tribune, calling the situation a “dream.”

    “It’s like a dream, I can’t lie. Two lovely ladies, getting alongside…”

  • Jidenna

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    Singer Jidenna opened up about being polyamorous to Teyana Taylor on Bumble’s Luv2SeeIt in August 2022, admitting that he initially did it to fulfill his sexual curiosities.

    “Once I first began I had the fundamental dream of threesomes. However then I noticed I actually wished to have a romantic relationship with one other girl.”

    Whereas he wasn’t in a poly relationship on the time, he met his girlfriend — with whom he’s now unique — when she had two boyfriends.

    “Proper now, individuals take a look at me and [my exclusive partner], and so they’re like ‘Wow, y’all are monogamous.’ and I’m like – possibly! However we reserve the precise to evolve. Our settlement has license to alter; we are able to change every time we wish.”

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  • Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe
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    Throughout an April 2022 episode of Purple Desk Discuss, singer Janelle Monáe not solely got here out as non-binary, however confirmed that she’d been in a poly relationship earlier than.

    “I wasn’t able to have my household query my private life or get calls from individuals who nonetheless take a look at me as Little Pumpkin — that’s what they name me again house,” she mentioned. “I wanted to speak to my dad, who was simply nice. My sister knew already as a result of I’ve been in monogamous relationships; I’ve been in polyamorous relationships. However I knew that I couldn’t be Little Pumpkin. I couldn’t be little Janelle.”

  • Omarion

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    Omarion is able to discover non-monogamous relationships, revealing on Club Shay Shay that he believes his subsequent accomplice — or companions — will discover him.

    “She finds me. It’s been some time since I’ve truly been in a ‘girlfriend-boyfriend’ kind of relationship. However I believe a non-public life is a contented life. I consider that she finds me,” he asserted. “It could be ‘shes.’ ‘Shes’ may discover me. Plurals. ‘Shes.’ I’m simply saying if I actually thought of my life-style and being with me—the strain of being with me and it simply being one girl. I don’t know if that exists.”

    “I don’t come from a conventional standpoint. I really feel like I’ve positively tried the normal means, and I don’t know if that’s for me.”