Will Smith has revealed he and his wife Jada do not practice monogamy.
The couple have been married since 1997, and share two children – Jaden (23) and Willow (20).
Their relationship hit headlines last year when Jada revealed during a Red Table Talk that she “got into an entanglement” with musician August Alsina, after separating from her husband four and a half years prior.
In a new interview with GQ, Will revealed his wife was not the only person to have had an extramarital affair.
The actor 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? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
The Men In Black star continued: “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 Aladdin star, 53, admitted to the publication that his wife wasn’t the only one engaging in other sexual relationships outside of their marriage.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) September 27, 2021