Will Smith has said that his marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith was not monogamous in an interview for the November cover of GQ. He says at first, the marriage was monogamous but after a while they both decided to have other sexual relationships with other people outside their marriage after they were ”both miserable and clearly something had to change”
Last year, the couple’s marriage was under the scrutiny of the public after rapper August Alsina claimed that he had engaged in a relationship with Jada with Will’s permission. Jada had denied the claims but when she and Will took part in an interview for her web show Red Table Talk, she had said that what they had was an ”entanglement”.
Will Smith said, “Jada never believed in 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?” Smith continued. ”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.”
Will and Jada got married in 1997 and have two children together, Jayden and Willow.