Hollywood marriages never last because the temptation to cheat is just too great, Tinseltown insider Heather McDonald says
After more than a decade as a Hollywood insider and 14 years of marriage, Heather McDonald is a seasoned observer of Tinseltown’s catastrophic relationships.
The comic tells Confidenti@l that the celebrity divorce rates are stratospheric mainly because the temptation to cheat is just too great for most A-list marriages to withstand. And that the secret to those that manage to last even a few years is often a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on infidelity.
“They all end in the end,” McDonald, who’s currently starring on TLC’s “All About Sex,” told us, “because the opportunity as a star and someone wealthy is greater than if you’re just a regular person to find someone who’s attracted to you.
“Some young guy would love to go skiing in Telluride on a private jet with an older star, just like a rich guy can get better girls because it is a better package. And then you throw in Oscar parties and ‘Let me set you up in your own business,’” says McDonald, whose special “I Don’t Mean To Brag” is available now. “I think both successful men and women find it easier to find someone after they’ve broken up with their spouse.”
MARK J. TERRILL/APBrad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's marriage fell apart after he met Angelina Jolie.
There’s a long-standing theory that the most durable show business unions are open marriages, but McDonald says they come with their own set of problems. “I just think that no two people are ever going to be 100% on the same page about that,” the mom of two says, “but the one (celebrity) who I know who did do that, they were able to sleep with other people, but then they just stopped sleeping with each other for like the last 10 years.”
“I think there’s more of a don’t ask, don’t tell policy in Hollywood,” McDonald, who is married to investment bankerPeter Dobias, says. “Which is like, ‘I’m not going to have babies with anyone else, you’re the number one. I’ll do it respectfully, I’ll do it secretly, I’ll do it while I’m on the road, if you’re like a musician or something, I won’t bring it home, I won’t shove it in your face. But don’t become a crazy jealous b---- about it.”
“I think that’s the kind of untold thing that’s happening,” says the former “Chelsea Lately” star. “The women are like, I’ve got the ring, I’ve got the house, I’ve got the kids, I’m the only one he’s having kids with, and if there’s something on the side, I’m not going to lose my mind over it and give up everything. But eventually they do though.”
AND BABY MAKES BRUNCH
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are teaching baby Wyatt how to brunch like A-listers. One spy tells us the happy threesome were having breakfast at SoHo House in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, dining close to fellow celeb Vince Vaughn. “Ashton is cute, he was playing with the baby,” says our spy. “They are adorable together, baby is gurgling and smiling like it’s a movie.” While Kutcher sipped on coffee, his baby chewed on daddy’s finger.
HOUGH’S BIG JOGGERNAUT
She’s houghing and puffing and getting her fit on. “Dancing with the Stars” starJulianne Hough stopped to stretch out while going for a jog in West Hollywood. Either that or she’s making obscene gestures toward our cameraman. The 26-year-old health nut wrote on Instagram Thursday that “We’ve got a big announcement coming in #4days ! Can you guys guess what it is?” We’re waiting.
JASON MERRITT/GC IMAGESHough-ing and puffing, Julianne shows off her toned legs while jogging in West Hollywood.
THE SIPPING NEWS
When she’s not sporting the latest Dior Couture or getting nominated for Oscars, Marion Cotillard spends her time representing France across the globe. The actress enjoyed a glass of champagne at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila in the Philippines this week as part of a short trip with French President Francois Hollande.
SONJA HAS HERSELF A GAY OL' TIME
"Real Housewives of New York” star Sonja Morgan is a wildcat on the prowl — even when the cameras are not tailing her.
Morgan was spotted in the street making out with a hunky stranger she met Thursday night, following drinks at a midtown bar. The reality star was then spotted “staggering” two doors down to the gay bar The Town House arm-in-arm with her catch.
Once inside the bar, Morgan, 51, positioned herself on a sofa and “devoured” her new prey.
“The guy seemed uncomfortable being at gay bar, or maybe that was Sonja pouncing on him to the disgust of the crowd. Her dress was hiked up and she put on quite a show,” says our spy. “The boys were singing show tunes and Sonja was moaning and groaning along — very out of tune, may I add.”
Our spywitness added: “At one point she was practically lying on top of him.”
Confidenti@l is told the new couple, who had known each other for just a few hours, were still going strong at around 1 a.m.
Morgan’s antics weren’t for the camera, “Housewives” stopped filming earlier this month. A Bravo insider tells us if the ladies don’t get good ratings, the New York portion of the franchise could be finished.
SIMON EMMETT/GLAMOUR UKShailene Woodley tells Glamour UK magazine she's totally comfortable in the nude.
SEEN & HEARD
lIt’s a boy for Mondrian hotel hospitality guru Alan Philipsand his lovely wife Gelareh, who’ll celebrate their son’s bris on March 2... VH1’s “Gossip Table” co-host Chloe Melas is the new brand ambassador for women’s clothing line Maggy London, and modeled the spring 2015 collection at a recent photo shoot in Brooklyn...Dr. Oz, his wife Lisa and daughter Daphne were at the launch party for finance expertNicole Lapin’s new book, “Rich Bitch”… “Teen Mom” starFarrah Abraham dined at Buca Di Beppo dined in Times Square.
THEY’RE IN CLOVER
The Gingold Theatrical Group is seeing green. On March 16, the human rights art organization is hosting its Golden Shamrock Gala at Midtown’s 3 West Club. The gala will honor “Orange Is the New Black” actress Kate Mulgrew and Bronx-born “Gangs of New York” writerKenneth Lonergan. Patrick Page is slated to do a musical number and actor, writer and female impersonator Charles Busch will also perform.