Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith, 53, and Jada Pinkett-Smith, 50, have been married for 23 years. For years, it was rumored that the couple was in an open relationship. And in August last year, the actor's wife confessed to an intimate relationship with 29-year-old musician August Alsina. In a new interview with GQ, Will spoke about his relationship with his wife.
Jada never believed in traditional marriage. Jada has family members who have had unconventional relationships. So she didn’t grow up the way I did. There has been a lot of discussion about what relationship excellence is. What's the ideal way to interact as a couple? For most of our relationships, we chose monogamy, but we didn’t think of it as the only ideal relationship.
The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this life. We agreed that authenticity is liberation from the shackles of fame and social control.
We gave each other trust and freedom with the belief that everyone should find their own way. And I am not suggesting anyone to follow the same path. But the freedom that we gave each other, and unconditional support for me is the highest definition of love,
– he noted.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are raising two children together: 23-year-old Jaden and 20-year-old Willow. The actor also has a 28-year-old son, Trey, from his first wife.
The daughter of the spouses admitted that she is polyamorous, that is, she can have love relationships with several people at once. Her mother supports her and says that she treats polyamory with understanding.
Will Smith with children
During the couple's long-term marriage, rumors about their divorce have repeatedly appeared in the press. However, they remained rumors. The actor admitted that although marriage is not easy, he and his wife are not afraid of difficulties.
Marriage is the hardest, most exhausting and painful job in the world. But we are not the people who give in to difficulties, he noted.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith