Marriage is hard enough without the whole internet whispering about you, but Jada Pinkett Smith is never one to back down from setting the record straight. In 2013, she took to her Facebook page to address rumors of an “open marriage” with husband Will Smith after her comment that he “can do whatever he wants” was interpreted by many as “he can do whoever he wants.”
“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 wrote at the time. “This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
Yesterday, in an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, talk turned to her marriage once again, and Smith re-iterated that her relationship with her husband is based on a balance between trust and freedom.
“You gotta trust who you’re with, and at the end of the day, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher,” she said.“ I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.
"I trust that the man that Will is is a man of integrity. So, he’s got all the freedom in the world, and as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be OK, I’m good.”
Stern, seasoned interviewer that he is, decided to go farther down the trust path and asked Smith if she believes her husband would ever tell her if he was attracted to another woman. Smith replied “absolutely.”
“Here is what’s real — I’m not the kind of woman that believes a man is not going to be attracted to other women. I’m just not that girl. It’s just not realistic.
“And just because your man is attracted to another woman, does not mean he doesn’t love you! And it doesn’t mean he’s gonna act on it. If your man can’t really see another woman’s beauty, how the hell is he gonna see yours?”
So, for the second time in two years, Jada Pinkett Smith basically said “Will and I are fine” in a big, very public way. That won’t stop people from asking, but at least she got to do the talking.