Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith shared rare comment on ‘open marriage’ claims

Jada Pinkett Smith discusses 'entanglement' with August Alsina

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Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, shared a comment on open marriage back in 2013 when their marriage was in the limelight. Eight years later, their relationship is back in the spotlight, as Will attends the premiere for his latest film King Richard in London tonight as well as releasing his new book.

Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want.

Jada Pinkett Smith

In 2013 there was much speculation about the future of Jada and Will’s relationship, with many believing the couple were in an “open marriage”.

Jada hit out at these claims on Facebook at the time, telling the public that Will could “do whatever he wants”.

The lengthy Facebook post demonstrated Jada’s angst towards the speculation with her clarifying what love is.

She ended the statement saying: “Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so.

“This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”

Since then their relationship has been brought up several times, with August Alsina claiming he was in a relationship with Jada in 2020.

This led Jada to do a Red Table Talk with Will where they opened up about the situation, claiming the couple were “separated” when she had the relationship.

Will said: “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy.”

Jada added: “From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August…Yes, it was a relationship absolutely.”

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey to promote his memoir, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star brought up his marriage break again.

“Ya know, it’s really funny. We never actually like, officially separated,” Will clarified.

He recalled the lowest point in their marriage being Jada’s 40th birthday in September 2011.

Will spent years planning her birthday but Jada did not like anything he did.

He said: “We realised that it was a fantasy illusion that we could make each other happy.

“We agreed that she had to make herself happy and I had to make myself happy.

“Then we were going to present ourselves back to the already happy relationship, versus demanding that the other person fill our empty cup.”

Responding to the claims the couple had an open relationship, Will said: “You love in freedom with everybody except your partner.”

He explained how people tend to allow for room in their relationships with friends, so they are less demanding and restrictive as a marriage can be.

With him and Jada, “it’s friendship versus marital prison.”

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