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Monique says the secret to longevity in her marriage is to allow her husband, Sidney Hicks, to stray.

According to the NY Daily News,the comedienne/actress recently sat down with ABC’s Barbara Walters and revealed the key to her happy marrige.  Despite her constant claims of an open union with hubby Sidney Hicks, Mo’Nique reveals that she doesn’t stray – but she may not be able to say the same about her better half.

“Let me say this: I have not had sex outside my marriage with Sidney,” the Academy Award nominee says in this year’s 29th – and final – Barbara Walters Oscar special.

“Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That’s not a deal-breaker. That’s not something that would make us say, ‘Pack your things and let’s end the marriage.'”

And what if the “Precious” star discovered that Hicks had, well, stepped out more than once? No sweat.

Mo’Nique has a few tricks to keep her hubby from straying – and that includes her infamously unshaven legs.

“He loves the hairy legs,” Mo says, “and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go.”

She even explains to Walters why she chooses to go au naturel: “I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself.” Besides, says Mo’Nique, “I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.”


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