Will Smith has revealed that he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith have had sexual relationships with other people throughout their marriage.
He said that their marriage was monogamous at first but they eventually opened it.
Recall that last year, their relationship was a topic of discussion after rapper August Alsina claimed he was in a relationship with Jada with permission from Will.
Initially, Jada dismissed the claims, but she and Will later said during the Red Table Talk show that there was “an entanglement” between Jada and August.
Now in an interview, Will has admitted that while their marriage was monogamous at first, they decided to open it up after realizing they were both “miserable and clearly something had to change”.
Will Smith Sheds more light on their Relationship
He also revealed that while the conversation surrounding Alsina had focused on Jada and many people slammed her as the unfaithful one, both he and his wife had had other sexual relationships during their marriage.
He said: “Jada never believed in a conventional marriage. Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up.”
“There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.
“We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison.
“And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”
The couple first married in 1997 and have two children together, Jayden and Willow.
By Taiyelolu A