Will Smith Explains 'Unconventional Relationship' With Jada: She 'Never Believed in Conventional Marriage'

Will Smith Explains ‘Unconventional Relationship’ With Jada: She ‘Never Believed in Conventional Marriage’

Will Smith Explains ‘Unconventional Relationship’ With Jada: She ‘Never Believed in Conventional Marriage’

Former rapper turned actor, Will Smith, who once went by the moniker Fresh Prince before getting his very own sitcom, discusses in an exclusive interview with GQ about the “unconventional relationship” he has with his wife, fellow actor Jada Pinkett Smith.

For years there have been rumblings about the type of marriage that the Smiths have enjoyed over the years, but, they were simply rumors and speculation until last year when R & B singer August Alsina revealed having an affair with Jada. He spoke about the love he had for Jada before she broke it off and it wasn’t “discovered” until he spoke openly about it.

Then came the infamous interview on Jada’s Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk” where she and Will discussed the “entanglement” with a young Alsina, basically confirming that the married couple doesn’t have what we would consider a “conventional marriage.”

In the GQ interview, Smith reminisced about an incident that took place back in 2011 after a birthday party for Jada’s 40th that presented a situation pertaining to the marriage. “Our marriage wasn’t working,” Smith had written in a draft of his book manuscript that he was writing. “We could no longer pretend. We were both miserable and clearly something had to change.”

He then explains the thought process for his circumstances with Jada.

“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,” Smith told me. “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.”

You can read the full interview here.

Will Smith Explains ‘Unconventional Relationship’ With Jada: She ‘Never Believed in Conventional Marriage’

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