Will Smith has revealed he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship is "not monogamous", declaring that the couple gave each other the "freedom" to pursue sexual partners outside of their marriage.
In an interview with GQ, Will discussed the changes he and his wife made to their relationship, which came under scrutiny last year when rapper August Alsina claimed he had been romantically involved with Jada with Will's permission. Jada initially denied the claims, but later confirmed the "entanglement" in conversation with her husband on her Facebook show Red Table Talk.
Now Will is elaborating on the situation further, explaining the decision to open up their marriage came after they realised they were "both miserable and clearly something had to change".
And while Jada's love life became the subject of headlines in 2020, Will made it clear both parties had taken advantage of the "trust and freedom" they bestowed upon each other.
"Jada never believed in conventional marriage. Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different from how I grew up," he explained.
"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."
He continued: "We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can't be a prison."
But while Will raved about what non-monogamy had done for his and Jada's relationship, he insisted it wasn't for everyone.
"I don't suggest our road for anybody. I don't suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences and the freedoms that we've given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love."