Margaret Cho Divorce: Actress And Al Ridenour Divorcing After 11 Years Of Open Marriage
Margaret Cho is divorcing Al Ridenour after 11 years. The controversial comedian announced in December that she was splitting from the artist, but they never moved forward in an official way.
Margaret Cho and Al Ridenour are getting a divorce after announcing their separation in December 2014. Cho, 46, is the one, who filed the divorce papers in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday. According to TMZ, the documents revealed that the estranged couple separated in September 2014.
One month before the separation, the Senior Project actress appeared on The Real and talked about the fact that she and the 54-year-old artist from Los Angeles were in an open relationship. They were allowed to have sexual relations with whoever they wanted. Cho explained:
“I’m married to a man but I’m bisexual so I like both. We got together because …we both have this [idea], ‘I just don’t want to have sex with the same person my whole life. That’s just gross.'”
The proud bisexual fashion designer and the author of I’m the One That I Want also shared some details about their life together during the chit-chat. She added:
“We have a really big house. It’s kind of like if we wanna have that, it’s like, ‘You can stay on your side or I’ll stay on my side. When I see her, I’ll make her dinner. … Oh yeah. I’ve definitely been in the house.'”
A source close to Margaret Cho said back in December that she was very sad, and the breakup was hard on her. Some people believe this may explain why she took so much time to move forward.
Before the couple split, they were adamant that their open relationship was strong and based on a deep sense of commitment. In an interview on Oprah: Where Are They Now? in January 2014, Cho stated:
“I think when you have an open relationship you have to have boundaries, but ultimately, you want emotional monogamy with somebody no matter what. I don’t really think about it more than that, it’s just family.”
Those, who think open marriage is a bad concept, are using Margaret Cho’s divorce as an example to prove that it can not work. Those commentators asked some very interesting questions: Why do people who want to have sex with other people get married in the first place? Can jealousy get turned off like a switch?
On the other side of the debate, proponents of open marriage say it is all about fun in life and that monogamy is an old idea that’s not suited for the modern world. They say monogamy is rooted in religion and is not a natural thing for humans.
What are your thoughts on open marriages? What do you think of Margaret Cho divorcing Al Ridenour?