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Jada Insists She and Will Smith Do Not Have An Open Marriage; Millions Continue Not To Care

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”?

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  • I think she would have made a very fine lawyer. She’s one of those women who turn a blind eye to philandering because they think it will be worth it in the long run and he’s an O.K. guy in all the other areas. Maybe, as long as he’s discreet, she just doesn’t care.

  • I think that means to be discreet, as well. She likes girls, he likes boys – they’re probably fine friends and have a partnership/arrangement that works for them; they can count on each other emotionally and get their strange on the DL.

  • The world is becoming a sick place, it’s sad to see the true meaning of marriage being exploited to this.

    I feel sorry for them, thinking it’s fine to fool around with other people while still married to each other.

    Sounds like neither of them have any morals.

    • How someone chooses to live their life and what type of marriage they want is no ones business as long as they aren’t hurting anyone. They is not one universal definition of marriage. Some take multiple wives, others have open marriages, some are married in name only for whatever reason. Those who are overly judgemental are often the ones who are themselves unhappy in their own lives.

      • You are very disingenuous! If you are “married” you made a commitment to your spouse! There is no “type” of marriage, either you or married or not…just like there is no,” a little bit pregnant.” And people who defend and hold up the standard of marriage are not judgmental…they are standing up for the belief that marriage is not a joke or will be allowed to be scripted by people that want to redefine it to the way they view the world. Take your version of reality and call it something else because it’s not called marriage. Most people don’t care what other people do with each other, and if they want to form bonds/unions or what ever, that’s their business…but a marriage is between a man and women. Life is simple, stop trying to make it complicated…

      • @WAKE UP: You are either very young, or simply naive. Marriage is not so easily defined. It’s not about being ‘a little bit married’, it’s about how people that ARE NOT YOU choose to approach their own relationships, which are none of your business. You’re looking at it from the christian perspective that has no doubt been drilled into your head since childhood, but marriage predates your religion and for that matter, this country, and it has seen many incarnations. There is a reason why the law stays out of the personal affairs of a married couple, because it’s not their business, as it is not yours.

  • If you read the entire thing without selective quotes, she does not give any indication that they do have an open marriage. To paraphrase, she says “I can see why ppl thing I have an open marriage bc Will and I are so open, but I dont make it my job to monitor him, I tell him to monitor himself, by telling him to make sure he can live with his actions”. She basically doesnt believe in policing someone to make sure that they maintain their fidelity. Instead, she chose someone who has morals, who would feel guilty if they every strayed and its his own standards that keep him faithful.

  • I myself am no one to judge ones way of approaching marriage, call me old fashion but being able to commit to one person for life, shows some kind of strength in who they are and also from someone who doesn’t need to find happiness from Different ppl… but in my opinion I think todays aspect on marriage has been a little flipped and Mixed through the drain.. oh well. let them live their lives, its not mine and I don’t plan on it being that way… but Jada’s aspect of her marriage, looks to me like she’s content and happy, so GO HER. Live it to the fullest.

  • My view on it? Two words: WHO CARES? In the words of RuPaul…if they ain’t paying my rent, I ain’t paying them no mind. Just let them live. It’s their marriage, not ours. Go read a book.