(LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith is speaking out again on the rumors that she has an open marriage with Will Smith.
Last month, in an interview with HuffPost Live, the 41-year-old actress remarked, “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.” She added, “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.”
In a recent Facebook rant, the actress tried to clarify their relationship. “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,” she wrote.
“Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should ‘behave?’ Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of ‘you better act right or else’ keep one honest and true?” she continued. “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?”
The couple has been married for 16 years. They are raising three kids.
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