Will Smith covers the November issue of GQ Magazine, fresh from his 53rd birthday celebrations.
And the feature is just as compelling as his three decades in the spotlight.
Centered around his upcoming memoir ‘Will,’ the piece also saw the star wax candid about his unconventional marriage to actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
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When probed about the scantness of marriage mentions in the book (despite his 23-year union with Jada and the “entanglement” episode with August Alsina last year), Will opened up in earnest.
The Hollywood titan said:
“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? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
Will went on to address Jada’s decision to go public about her intimate interactions with Alsina and The Smiths joint revelation about their unique partnership:
“The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime. And we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny.”
Perhaps most notable, though, was Will’s admission that Jada was not “the only one engaging in other sexual relationships” outside of the marriage.
“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.”
‘Will,’ the memoir, arrives November 9.