Willow Smith has come out as polyamorous.
The 20-year-old daughter of movie stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith revealed the news on Wednesday during a discussion with her mother and grandmother, but noted that she can’t see herself ‘going past two partners.’
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‘With polyamory, I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you and not just stepping into monogamy because that’s what everyone around you says is the right thing to do,’ Willow said on her mom’s Facebook show Red Table Talk.
‘So I was like, how can I structure the way that I approach relationships with that in mind? Also, doing research into polyamory, the main reasons why monogamous relationships – or why marriage – why divorces happen is infidelity.’ Willow – who practices ethical non-monogamy – was met with resistance from her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who said: ‘For somebody like me, it feels like it’s really all just centered around sex.’
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Smith then gave her ‘Gammy’ an example of a couple who might have opposite appetites for sex.
‘Are you gonna be the person to say, you know: “Just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?”‘ the Rise songstress explained.
‘And so that’s kind of one of the reasons why I actually was interested in poly because I was introduced to it through kind of a nonsexual lens. In my friend group, I’m the only polyamorous person, and I have the least sex out of all of my friends.’
Willow – who said the ‘history of marriage really irks me’ – found a more open, compassionate listener in her mother Jada.
‘I’m okay with whatever you do,’ the 49-year-old Matrix 4 action star shrugged.
‘When you were like, “Hey, this is my get down.” I was like, “I totally get it.” Wanting to set up your life in a way that you can have what it is that you want, I think anything goes as long as the intentions are clear.’
Smith’s ‘coming out’ was hardly a revelation considering she already confessed she was bisexual and polyfidelitous (a form of non-monogamy) two years ago on her weekly Facebook Watch series.
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