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Hugh Grant Doesn’t Believe in Monogamy, Says Affairs Can 'Keep Marriages Together'

by Jackie Willis 9:17 AM PDT, August 11, 2016
Playing Hugh Grant Doesn’t Believe in Monogamy, Says Affairs Can 'Keep Marriages Together'

Hugh Grant simply feels that marriage can be "unromantic."

During an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show, the 55-year-old actor was quite opinionated when it came to the topic of monogamy. "I always admire the French and the Italians who are very devoted to their marriages," Grant said. "They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. You just never boast about."

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The father of four added, "They never say anything, but that's what keeps marriages together."

Grant did, however, admit that the idea of a monogamous marriage sounds nice in theory. "I can see the lovely aspect if you marry exactly the right person -- your best friend and it's cozy and it's lovely," he continued. "But, people make so many mistakes. Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful, relationships? No, No, No. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. "

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In 1995, Grant made headlines when he was arrested after being caught with prostitute Divine Brown on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard while he was dating Elizabeth Hurley, the two split in 2000 after 13 years together. Since then Grant has never married, but he has welcomed four children over the course four years -- two with Tinglan Hong and two with Anna Eberstein.

"I think there's something unromantic about marriage," he ultimately insisted. "You're closing yourself off."

While promoting his new movie Florence Foster Jenkins, Grant has been very honest in his interviews. Last week on The Late Late Show, he spoke about going into therapy during a tough time in his life.

"I went mad in 2007,” he said, seemingly serious. “I got massaged into madness. I went on a holiday in the Maldives and I was extremely bored, so I thought, ‘I’ll have another massage.’ I was having about 30 massages a day. At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange… I got on the plane to go home, opened the newspaper reading the football results, and I burst into tears. And I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd… so I went to see shrinks then.”

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