Mia Khalifa recently responded to criticism she received after encouraging women to leave unhappy marriages. In a TikTok video, the adult film star addressed backlash over a previous clip where she discussed her own history of multiple marriages and advised women to not be afraid to leave if they are unhappy. While she received praise from some fans, others criticized her for giving marriage advice given her own relationship history.
In her latest TikTok video, Khalifa defended her opinions and advice, stating that she fails to see what’s wrong with telling young women to leave unhealthy and toxic relationships. She attributed the negative response to men who are the toxic ones in these relationships and are afraid of their partners having self-realizations and leaving. She argued that commitment, religion, and families shouldn’t be the only factors keeping people in unhappy relationships. She concluded by expressing her desire to challenge the idea that one must stay in a committed relationship if they are unhappy and encouraged people to leave if they are not happy.
In her initial video shared on July 31, Khalifa shared her own experiences of getting married at 18, divorced at 21, married again at 25, divorced again at 28, and getting engaged at 29 before ultimately ending the relationship at 30. She advised other women to not be afraid to leave these men and emphasized that marriage is not a sanctimonious thing, but rather a commitment that should be left if one is not receiving anything from it.
Khalifa acknowledged in a follow-up video that divorce is not easy, especially when children are involved. However, she argued that staying in an unhappy relationship can ultimately negatively affect children. She questioned what kind of example parents set for their children by tolerating unhappiness for the sake of someone else.
While Khalifa’s videos received over three million views combined, opinions in the comments were divided. Some viewers agreed with her advice, stating that children are better off growing up in separate households than in an unhappy home. Others expressed their belief in the lifelong commitment of marriage and shared their positive experiences in their own relationships.
Overall, Mia Khalifa defended her stance on leaving unhappy marriages in the face of criticism. She highlighted the importance of prioritizing one’s own happiness and well-being, rather than staying in a commitment that brings no fulfillment.