12 Famous Open Relationships

Charlie Sheen is the latest, the wackiest, but not the first
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 10:29 AM CST
In this Jan. 28, 2009 file photo, actor Charlie Sheen is interviewed at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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(Newser) – Charlie Sheen may be the craziest celebrity ever to have a relationship with multiple women simultaneously, but he's certainly not the only celebrity to do so. The Daily Beast rounds up a dozen:

  • Hugh Hefner: The Playboy founder's relationship record? Seven women at once. (He also, of course, dated identical twins.)
  • Tilda Swinton: She's had a relationship with a Scottish artist for more than 10 years—they have twins together—but she's also been seeing a much-younger artist since 2004. They all "travel the world together," she said in 2008. "We are all a family."

  • Simone de Beauvoir: The author of The Second Sex, widely credited with founding the women's movement, was in an open relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre for 51 years. Sartre once said it was "a good idea for us also to experience contingent love affairs."
  • Andrei Kirilenko: The NBA star's wife allows him to sleep with another woman once per year.
  • Mo'Nique: The Oscar-winning actress has said that her husband is allowed to have sex with another woman: "That's not a deal-breaker."
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