‘Silicon Valley’ star Thomas Middleditch says swinging saved his marriage: ‘Repression sucks’

Thomas Middleditch stars in the HBO show

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Thomas Middleditch stars in the HBO show “Silicon Valley.”
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  • HBO’s “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch revealed in a new interview that swinging “saved” his marriage.
  • “We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone,” Middleditch told Playboy.
  • The actor also revealed that he and his wife, Mollie, have “strict” rules for their sexual encounters, including remaining together as “a unit.”
  • “It’s part of me,” Middleditch said of the swinging lifestyle, adding, “If that’s part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks.”
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“Silicon Valley” actor Thomas Middleditch said sex with other people helped his relationship in a new interview with Playboy.

“To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage,” Middleditch explained.

“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.”

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The actor revealed that his “nontraditional” marriage to his wife, costume designer Mollie Gates, still has a lot of rules.

“Mollie and I have created our own rules,” he said, “and compared to most of the people we’ve met who do this kind of s—-, our rules our strict.”

“We’re not off on our own, we’re together, a unit,” Middleditch added.

The actor urged anyone who was considering being “part of the [swinging] lifestyle” to explore it if possible – but to “bring a therapist along for the ride.”

“If that’s part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks,” he said.

Thomas Middleditch and his wife, Mollie Gates, have been married since 2015.

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Thomas Middleditch and his wife, Mollie Gates, have been married since 2015.
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Later in the interview, Middleditch emphasized that his “first concern” in the relationship is still his wife, even though his fame “sometimes complicates things” during their sexual encounters.

“That’s the forever-changing landscape in our relationship, because it’s about everybody feeling safe,” he said, adding, “My first concern is Mollie. Anything that happens has to be run by the queen.”