Jada Pinkett Smith wants to set the record straight about her rumored open marriage with 44-year-old Men In Black A-list actor Will Smith. They’ve been married since 1997, but Will set off a firestorm earlier this month when he allegedly told a UK magazine that they discussed not using the phrase “forsaking all others” in their wedding vows.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Will said: “Our perspective is, you don’t avoid what’s natural and you’re going to be attracted to people.”
Needless to say, fans of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hunky hubby let their imagination run wild. Did that mean that Will had free rein to dabble with other women? Did Jada have the same rights?
On HuffPost Live, she tried to clarify by telling reporter Marc Lamont Hill that, “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.'”
It might have been an explanation that was worse than just keeping her mouth shut. Is there any man who can’t look in the mirror after he’s acted like a dog? Heh.
Result: the rumor mill went wild with speculation that the Smiths do indeed enjoy a so-called open marriage, where both Will and Jada Pinkett Smith might indulge themselves with a sweet temptation once in awhile.
Jada let the jokes and innuendo make the rounds for a little while longer, but on Sunday she finally posted yet another (lengthy) explanation to her Facebook page.
You can read the whole rant, as well as fan reaction there, but here are a few excerpts:
“The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist…
“[D]oes love look like, feel like, and operate as enslavement? Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are? What of TRUST and LOVE?
“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.”
Does that mean most of us can’t expect to get lucky with Will or Jada Pinkett Smith any time soon?