I was intrigued by a poly article today titled “Couple Has An Open Marriage So Complicated, It’s Hard To Keep Track“, posted on Huffinton Post on November 26th, 2013. The article refers to polyamory mega-couple Kamala Devi and Michael McClure, and their new live in lover Rachel. While I am secretly always interested in following Kamala and Michael (they were my first real world polyamorist couple I have been able to keep track of – it’s interesting to watch their path unfold), I was surprisingly shocked by the slideshow at the bottom of the article. It referred to 5 polyamorist/open relationship celebrity couples, that of course, I had to click on. This is the list:
- Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
- Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher
- Pink & Carey Hart
- Dolly Parton & Carl Dean
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
See slideshow HERE.
The slideshow points to evidence and quotes from these couples supporting their lifestyle. What I found interesting is their birth dates:
Will Smith (1968) & Jada Pinkett Smith (1971)
Demi Moore (1962) & Ashton Kutcher (1978)
Pink (1979) & Carey Hart (1975)
Dolly Parton (1946) & Carl Dean (1942)
Brad Pitt (1963) & Angelina Jolie (1975)
The youngest of this group is Pink who is 34 herself. Most were born or grew up in the 1970s, except for Dolly (and husband Carl) who influenced the music world in the 1970s. Could polyamory and open relationships been a part of their narrative growing up in the 1970s? The influence of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s may have played a real role in shaping not only these individuals, but other polyamorists like myself.