While it’s not particularly shocking that notorious philanderer Hugh Grant doesn’t believe in monogamy, now that he’s finally said it out loud it’s hard to not resent that he set so many of us up to believe in love.
Hugh Grant went on Sirius XM to chat with Howard Stern about why things have never worked out for Grant with just one special lady, and even Stern calls horse shit on him:
“If you ask me the question do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long, monogamous, faithful relationships, no,” he said Wednesday on The Howard Stern Show. “Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. No one’s ever said that’s a good idea.”
“But you know what’s so weird?” Stern asked. “Here you are a guy that promotes romance more than anybody on the planet. I mean, you’ve been in more fabulous romantic comedies — ”
At this point, Grant tries to back track on the implications of his position as they reflect on his body of work, interrupting with, “And I don’t think those two things are contradictory, you see. I think there’s something unromantic about marriage. You’re closing yourself off.”
Then he blames it all on the Europeans:
“I’ve always admired the French and the Italians, who are very devoted to their marriages and they take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there may be other visitors at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, but you just never say anything, but that keeps the marriages together.”
I had no idea it was like that in France and Italy, two of the most romantic places in the world. Guess it’s true that the more of a show you make of your love on the outside, the more things are falling apart within.
Of course, true love is possible for the non-monogamous, but I feel a little bit like I just found out that Nathan of Nathan’s hot dogs thinks eating hot dogs is bad for you. He probably knows it is, but it’s rude to say that to my face while I’m craving a hot pork injection.
I just hope Jude Law keeps his mouth shut.