Will Smith says he wanted ‘harem of girlfriends’ and speaks on marriage to Jada

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Will Smith has opened up on his marriage to Jada Pinkett-Smith and admitted that while they have been monogamous for the majority of their relationship, this hasn't always been the case.

The 53 year old, who recently broke down into tears as he detailed his feud with Fresh Prince actress Janet Hubert, has been married to the Matrix star since 1997 but explained it's never been "conventional".

Speaking out in an intimate interview with US GQ, Will discussed 50 year old Jada's "entanglement" with rapper August Alsina, 29, and confessed she wasn't the only one to explore avenues away from their marriage.


Not only has he had extra-marital relations, but when he was younger he thought having a "harem of girlfriends" was a great idea. Speaking his intimacy coach Michaela Boehm, he explained that he would invite Misty Copeland and Halle Berry into this group.

“I don’t know where I saw it or some s**t as a teenager, but the idea of traveling with 20 women that I loved and took care of and all of that, it seemed like a really great idea," he said, before admitting it would actually be "horrific".

The sessions made him realise that it was okay to find other women other than his wife Jada attractive and now the pair have a relationship based on "trust and freedom".

Speaking on the differences of Jada's upbringing and how that impacted their marriage, he went on to tell the magazine: “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 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?

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"And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection," he explained.

Will added: “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. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody.

"I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”

While Will admitted that Jada wasn't the only one to have extra-marital relations, he declined to go into detail as his views have changed.

Admitting that he wanted to give "the answer I know you could use", he explained that he doesn't want to deal with the "backlash of that in the world".

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