"Marriage is not a sanctimonious thing. It is paperwork."
Mia Khalifa came under fire after sharing her thoughts on marriage and divorce.
The former adult film star, who has been married twice and engaged a third time, took to TikTok to declare marriage is not sacred.
Instead, she encouraged her female followers to leave their partners if they are unhappy.
Describing her own marriage history, Mia said:
“Married at 18. Divorced at 21. Second marriage. Married at 25. Divorced at 28. Third engagement. Engaged at 29. Ended it at 30, but I kept the ring.”
Giving her thoughts, Mia continued:
“We should not be afraid to leave these men. We are not stuck with these people.
“Marriage is not a sanctimonious thing. It is paperwork.
“It is a commitment you make to someone, but if you feel like you’re not getting anything from that commitment and you’re trying, you got to go. You got to go. You have to go.
“I know it’s difficult to fill out paperwork, and to make appointments and to do all of these things, but this is your f*****g life, you want to be stuck with someone?”
Replying to a comment suggesting having children might change her attitude, Mia said:
“Of course, it’s not that easy if you have kids.
“But what do you want to teach your kids?
“Do you want to teach them to put up with things simply for the betterment of someone else?
“And at the end of the day is it for the betterment of your children if you’re unhappy?”
@miakhalifa Replying to @Nikki Jones ? original sound – Mia K.
Some people were not too happy with Mia’s advice, with one person commenting:
“Mia Khalifa, a pornographer, is giving advice regarding the nature marriage as not sacred, but transactional, and that you just leave your husband whenever you feel like it.”
Another asked: “Do you take business advice from someone who has failed multiple times in business or from someone who runs a successful business?”
A third wrote:
“Imagine taking a pornstar seriously on issues of marriage.”
However, others came to her defence.
Left-wing influencer Ed Krassenstein slammed men for criticising Mia after spending “1% of their lives watching @miakhalifa on their favourite adult website”.
He said: “Using a woman merely for your own physical benefit and then completely attacking or discarding her intellectually when she gives an opinion is wrong.
“Of course, you can have opinions too. You can even disagree with her.
“But some people really just need to look in the mirror and realise that the person they are criticising might actually know more than they do themselves.”
Unfazed by the trolling, Mia joked in a Twitter post:
“He’s not my fiancé, he’s my future ex-husband.”