I’ve been to a couple wedding showers, and one thing that happened at all of them was a book would get passed around that you were supposed to write advice for a happy marriage to the bride and groom. My advice was always “Don’t judge them too harshly if you catch them eating Doritos on the toilet“, because really, nobody should be made to feel guilty for that kind of a choice. If Hugh Grant were at those same wedding showers, I know what advice he’d write down. “Put your penis in whomever you want.”
The father of the many children talked about the subject of side pieces while speaking with Howard Stern yesterday (via Page Six). Hugh’s character in Florence Foster Jenkins is married to Meryl Streep’s character, but has a mistress on the side. And Hugh is into it. According to Hugh, getting your hump on with someone whose name isn’t written on your wedding license is the kind of thing that keeps a marriage strong.
“I’ve always admired the French and the Italians, who are very devoted to their marriages and take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there may be other visitors at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. You never boast about it, you never say anything, but it keeps you together.”
How very Balthazar Getty of him. But just because Hugh believes in side pieces doesn’t necessarily mean he believes in till-death-do-us-part pieces now. 55-year-old Hugh has never been married, and he probably never will.
“If you ask me the question, ‘Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships?’…No. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. No one’s ever said that that’s a good idea. I think there’s something unromantic about marriage. As soon as you get married, you’re into possessiveness, ownership, jealousy, all these unhappy things, boredom, and if you don’t do those things, it can still be sexy, romantic, fun.
There’s a lovely aspect of it sometimes, if you marry exactly the right person, your best friend, then it’s cozy and it’s lovely, but people make so many mistakes.”
So basically what I’m getting from this is that Hugh Grant doesn’t want his business to be tied down to anyone, aka he wants to live that Hugh Grant life.
Here’s more of Hugh Grant from the premiere of Florence Foster Jenkins a few days ago. Why do I get the feeling that right after he stepped off the red carpet, he went up to the first attractive woman under 30 he saw and asked if she wanted to florence foster his jenkins in a coat room.