Will Smith, star of the hit sitcom, ‘ The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ has revealed that he is not in a monogamous marriage saying that he and his wif
Will Smith, star of the hit sitcom, ‘ The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ has revealed that he is not in a monogamous marriage saying that he and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have had sexual relationships with other people during their marriage.
Jada, in 2020 appeared on her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk with her husband where she addressed rumours about an extramarital affair head-on, which had placed her marriage to Will under public scrutiny.
Jada admitted that about four-and-a-half years ago, she and Will separated with the intent to get a divorce, and while separated she had a “relationship” with August Alsina.
Speaking to GQ, Will discussed some of the revelations that will be in his upcoming memoir, Will. Interviewer Wesley Lowery of GQ read an advanced copy of the book, noting that the Men In Black actor did not go into much detail regarding the situation as much of it was made public last July.
Will admitted that while their marriage was initially monogamous, they later decided to open it up after they were “both miserable and clearly something had to change”.
“Jada never believed in conventional marriage … Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” Will says of his wife of 23 years.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
Smith said he grappled with whether or not to chronicle the disclosure of Jada’s time with Alsina in his book, but ultimately decided against it since he believed it wasn’t a story he could properly tell just from his perspective.
He also reasoned that it would only do more harm than good in terms of the public’s perception of the events.