Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage has been a topic of discussion for years. A lot of that stems from the fact that their relationship is viewed as pretty non-traditional. They have often referred to each other as life partners, as opposed to husband and wife.
There have been plenty of rumors of the couple having an open marriage or being polyamorous. In fact, in 2019, their daughter, Willow, spoke about being polyamorous, however, Jada wasn’t so keen on the idea. The 48-year-old did suggest, though, that she often felt she was in a “throuple” with Will and his ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.
As it turns out, Jada and Will might have been in a non-traditional relationship, not totally unlike the ones that Willow is interested in. August Alsina, who has been rumored to be in a relationship with Jada, confirmed that they were together, and, in turn, he seemingly confirmed Will and Jada’s open marriage.
Are Will and Jada Smith in an open marriage? It’s been a rumor for years.
Jada addressed open marriage rumors all the way back in 2013, and it certainly seemed to be a confirmation, without ever having said it outright. These rumors had started back in 2008, when tabloids claimed that Will had said that Jada could be with another man if she wanted to be.
Jada told HuffPost Live, “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.’ Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
Jada was rumored to be having an affair with August Alsina.
Jada has been suspected of being with R&B singer August Alsina for years, though neither of them ever confirmed their status. August has gone so far as to joke about it. However, on June 30, he spoke to Angela Yee and admitted that they had been together. Moreover, Will knew about it, and he only began dating Jada after getting Will’s approval.
“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times and it not revolving romanticism. He gave me his blessing. I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. And I truly and really, really deeply loved and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it,” the 27-year-old said.
He went on to say, “I can die right now and be okay knowing that I truly gave myself to someone… Some people never get that in this lifetime.”
He added that “there’s so much that would be hard for people to understand.”
At this time, neither Will nor Jada has commented on August’s interview, but whether they choose to address it or not, we hope they have found a happy, loving dynamic that works for them. It’s a powerful thing to see non-traditional marriages in the spotlight.