Margaret Cho is divorcing her husband after an announcement that she and Al Ridenour had decided to separate in December. Margaret and Al, an artist, had been married for 11 years, reported People.
Cho filed the papers needed for divorcing in Los Angeles on the basis of irreconcilable differences. Margaret, 46, and Ridenour, 54, had an open marriage, said the comedienne previously.
“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,'” said Cho on a talk show prior to divorcing her husband.
Margaret and Al did not have kids.
Cho isn’t letting divorce worries stop her career, reported the Daily Mail.
From standup shows, to a Psycho Tour in America, Margaret also has a European tour planned that ranges from London to Amsterdam. In addition, she just wrapped an appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap in which she exchanged places with Holly Robinson-Peete, who is married to Rodney Peete.
In 2012, Cho was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress after her 30 Rock role as Kim Jong-il.
But despite her successful career, Margaret’s relationship problems have been challenging. Even after Cho attempted to make it work by agreeing on an open relationship since her 2003 wedding, reported Us Weekly.
“It’s been really, really hard for her,” said an insider. “She’s going through a really rough time and she’s really sad about it.”
As for how Margaret and Ridenour agreed on their open arrangement, Cho feels that it’s possible to have a non-monogamous marriage with emotional monogamy, she told Oprah on her Where Are They Now show.
“I think when you have an open relationship you have to have boundaries, but ultimately, you want emotional monogamy with somebody no matter what,” said Margaret. “I don’t really think about it more than that, it’s just family.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Jada Pinkett Smith also has discussed her open marriage with Will Smith.
“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK. Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
Some assumed that meant she was allowing or even encouraging Will to have other relationships. Wrong, said Jada in a Facebook post.
“Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom?” she asked rhetorically in her post.
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