Will Smith is continuing to open up about his marriage relationship to Jada Pinkett Smith. The 53-year-old actor is featured in a new cover story for GQ, and discusses the revelations in his upcoming memoir, Will.
GQ interviewer, Wesley Lowery, read an advanced copy of the book, and notes that Will does not go into much detail about his marriage to Jada. The Hitch star says that a lot of details regarding their relationship have already been made public, including Jada’s “entanglement” with singer August Alsina, which she opened up about on her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, in July 2020.
“Jada never believed in conventional marriage.… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” Will says of his wife of 23 years. “So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
The father of three adds that he and Jada decided to go public with their response to Alsina’s comments about his romance with Jada in order to protect themselves.
“The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime,” he shares. “And we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny.”
Will adds that despite the memes that popped up of him looking upset afterward Jada’s RTT episode, there was another reason behind his expression.
“It was midnight and we were going on vacation the next day,” he says, sharing that the details of the RTT discussion were years old. “It was like, no, no, no, guys, I’m not sad. I’m f**king exhausted.”