Jada Pinket Smith and Will Smith have been married for 16 years and in those years they’ve endured a lot of gossip, from her being gay to multiple rumors of them being divorced. Now apparently people are saying they have an open marriage. I think we’re at the point though where no one cares. Or maybe it’s just me.
In an interview on HuffPo Live, Ms. Smith addressed these open marriage rumors.
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’. 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.
Hm, interesting approach to marriage. I’m not being snarky either. “You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay” is a great approach to life. Next time I think about if it’s okay to eat 6 slices of pizza, Jada’s words will be in my head. Ms. Smith has more no-nonsense marriage talk:
I don’t think it’s easy to be married to anyone. I think that you have to go into a relationship knowing — especially when you’re dedicating yourself to someone for the rest of your life — this is a life partnership … He’s my best friend. He’s been by my side through some of the most difficult parts of my life. And so that’s something you can never take away.
Those are all damn fine points.
So what do you think? What do you make of Jada’s answer, of, “[He] can do whatever [he] wants as long as [he] can look at [himself] in the mirror and be okay”?