A couple of weeks ago, Jada Pinkett Smith attempted to squash rumors about having an "open marriage" with Will Smith, her husband of 14 years. But, her comments actually made things more confusing, to some people at least.
So, the star took to her Facebook page over the weekend to spell things out once again. Bottom line: She and the Fresh Prince do not have an open relationship, but it's a "grown" relationship.
She explained: "Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not. I am addressing this issue because a very important subject has been born from discussions about my statement that may be worthy of addressing."
The star then pressed readers to evaluate what it means to be in a relationship.
"Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should 'behave'?" she asked. "Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of 'you better act right or else' keep one honest and true? Do we believe that we can have meaningful relationships with people who have not defined nor live by the integrity of his or her higher self? What of unconditional love? Or does 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?"
She continued: "Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom?" she continued. "Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE...for us???"
At the end, she specifically addressed the concerns raised in her previous interview on the topic with HuffPost Live. "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," she clarified. "This does NOT mean we have an open relationship...this means we have a GROWN one."
Get it now?
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