Popular American actor, Will Smith has revealed that him and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have had sexual relationships with other people during their marriage.
Recall that last year, the couple’s marriage was publicly weighed after rapper August Alsina addressed that he had engaged in a relationship with Jada with Will’s permission, The Independent reports.
Jada initially disproved the allegations, but when she and Will took part in an interview for her web show Red Table Talk, she explained that what happened was an “entanglement” .
In a new interview with GQ, Will said that while their marriage was initially monogamous, they later decided to reveal after they were “both miserable and clearly something had to change”.
He also said that while the conversation surrounding Alsina had centered on Jada, both he and his wife had other sexual relationships.
“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,” he said.
The entertainer stated that he and his wife had several discussions on how to make their marriage work because they did not want it to be like a bondage.
Smith further noted that he does not suggest his marriage style to anybody.
He explained, “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.”
Will and Jada married in 1997 and have two children, Jayden and Willow.
The Independent has contacted Jada’s representatives for comment.