Will Smith has revealed that at one point during their marriage, he and his wife Jada Pinkett decided they no longer wanted to practice monogamy.
In an interview with GQ, the Men In Black star 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?” Will, who tied the knot with Jada in 1997, said.
“And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
Will admitted that their decision is not for everyone. “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,” he went on.
“But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”
Last year, the couple talked about the actress’ ‘entanglement’ with August Alsina, but Will told the publication that Jada was not the only one engaging in intimate relationships outside of their marriage.
He refused to go into detail, saying: “It may seem hard to believe, but I would lose sleep over not giving you the answer that I know you could use. I want to help you, I want you to succeed, I want you to have a headline.
“But by the same token, I don’t want to deal with the backlash of that in the world.
“To say I don’t want to talk about that three years ago would have been f****** excruciating for me.”
The Aladdin star also talked about a previous fantasy he had, of having a harem of girlfriends. His list included Misty Copeland and Halle Berry.
“I don’t know where I saw it or some s*** as a teenager, but the idea of travelling with 20 women that I loved and took care of and all of that, it seemed like a really great idea,” he expressed.
“And then, after we played it out a little bit, I was like, ‘That would be horrific. That would be horrific.’ I was like, ‘Can you imagine how miserable?’”
Will continued: “What she was doing was essentially cleaning out my mind, letting it know it was OK to be me and be who I was.
“It was OK to think Halle is fine. It doesn’t make me a bad person that I’m married and I think Halle is beautiful.
“Whereas in my mind, in my Christian upbringing, even my thoughts were sins. That was really the process that Michaela worked me through to let me realize that my thoughts were not sins and even acting on an impure thought didn’t make me a piece of s***.”
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