Hall Passes: The Latest Relationship Trend?
Seems like everyone is getting a hall pass these days and I don't mean for running halls. In a relationship a hall pass, for those who don't know, refers to the consent given from one significant other to the other to pretty much live the single life, with no repercussions, for an agreed period of time. Last week Toya Wright and ex-husband Mickey "Memphitz" Wright appeared on Bravo's reality show, Untying the Knot; on which divorcing couples go to be mediated, advised, and to have their assets divided outside of court. On the show Memphitz revealed that, "She gives [him] eight days a year to do what [he] wants, no questions asked." This confession didn't exactly sit well with the masses. However, it seems that another starlet is no stranger to the Hall Pass: Ms. Parker herself, Mo'Nique. The Oscar winning actress discussed her ideologies about marriage, including that she keeps an open line of communication with her husband about his desires for other women. She recently told True Exclusives:
"The person that you stood up and you said ‘for better, for worse, sickness and in health, richer or poorer’ you took those vows in front of the universe. If you don’t live by them, then maybe you shouldn’t have taken them. And when you say ‘a pass to cheat’… see when you’re with your best friend and you say to your best friend ‘I’m having these feelings about this person, sexually and I wanna share it with you’.. when you’re best friends, you can have those open and honest conversations. Often times people cheat because of something they’re not getting. But when you have open and honest dialogue and you say we’re just human beings and all these people on the face of the earth, do you think my eyes won’t ever say ‘he’s fine’ or ‘she’s attractive’. Now if you wanna go further with it, let’s be honest enough to have those conversations. What is it about that person that you find that you wanna sleep with? Because they may give you something that I’m simply not willing to do. And if that’s the case, how can I be mad? Because I’m not gon’ do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That’s when the relationship is real real.”
Listen to Mo’Nique’s commentary on marriage below (the discussion begins at15:35).
(Video) Mo'Nique: "I Don't Want to Be Owned Anymore":