In a case of public cope, the Smiths, specifically Will, admits to being in an open relationship.
It turns out that the false-positive he had for the Coof a while back wasn’t the only test he failed – the other being the Punk Test. Dollar-Store Eddie Murphy is the cover story for GQ Magazine for November, and the After Earth star had to talk his way through a previously monogamous relationship with his wife, Jada Pinkett, that eventually morphed into something that neither of them wants to admit was probably over when Hancock caught the Collateral star “entangled” with August Alsina (who, if we are being honest, makes it appear that Jada has a thing for barely competent rappers). The couple was claimed to be separated at the time. Seems like they have patched things up swimmingly.
“Jada never believed in a conventional marriage,” started Smith. “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.” Will further rationalized to GQ, “There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection, and for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.” So far, there is a clear tonal distinction and word choice when Will is elaborating on this subject that is very interesting. Clearly, he’s marking a line in the sand when it comes to Jada’s upbringing as her own separate entity that was way different than his and how their choice was a traditional relationship that “we” decided on. Interesting.
Legendary decision making from the guy who turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix to do Wild, Wild West follows in regards to the evolution/devolution of their partnership, with Will Smith remarking that they have “given each other trust and freedom,” and that marriage “can’t be a prison.” If it’s starting to feel like a prison or the captivity analogies begin to permeate the discussion, just call it right there. “I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody,” Hitch hammered it home. “But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another, and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.” Does he buy copium by the pallet or truckload?
At the end of the day, they are consenting adults and can do whatever their little hearts desire. In fact, if they want to take it to the next level and move to Utah and hang with the Mormons to live on a big ol’ free love ranch, go right ahead. But don’t try to rationalize it or pretend that what everyone sees as an old man in the death throes of a loveless relationship isn’t so. The former coolest man of the 90s has now been reduced to snack tray duty for whoever Jada invites over for the evening. You might as well be“Getting’ Jiggy Wit It,” because Lord knows, your better half already is.