TV star Thomas Middleditch has revealed having sex with others saved his marriage after he asked his wife for an open relationship.
The actor, who appears in Silicon Valley, said he spoke to his wife Mollie Gates shortly after they got married when he noticed his urge to have sex with other people didn’t go away.
His wife was in support of swinging and they made their marriage open. Middleditch and Mollie now attend swinging parties, but he admitted it is easier for him to find women to sleep with because of his fame.
The star told Playboy: “I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me. Only after I got married was I like, ‘Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.’
“To her credit, instead of saying ‘f**k you, I’m out,’ she was like, ‘let’s figure this out’.
“To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage. We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows.”
The Godzilla: King of the Monsters star said being “part of the lifestyle” wasn’t something he wanted but admitted it was “part of me”.
Middleditch added: “I self-deprecatingly call myself a pervert, but that’s not what it is. I just like it. I’m sexual.”
He insisted he loved his costume designer wife Mollie “like I’ve never loved anyone before”.
He told the magazine that they have “strict rules” about the open relationship and work together as a “unit”.
He added: “There’s a lot of negotiation, and adding fame sometimes makes it easier and sometimes complicates things.
“My first concern is Mollie. Anything that happens has to be run by the queen.”