Will Smith has confirmed that both he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have had extramarital affair within their 24-year marriage.
The couple’s relationship made headlines last year after Jada revealed she had an “entanglement” with rapper August Alsina while separated from her husband.
In an interview with popular magazine GQ, the actor, 53, explained that he and Jada haven’t always had a conventional marriage’ and revealed that at some point in their marriage they made the decision to no longer be monogamous. According to Will, they decided to open it up after they were “both miserable and clearly something had to change”.
“Jada never believed in conventional marriage … Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” Smith, said. “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?” Smith continued. “And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, who is preparing to release his memoir 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 we’ve given one another… and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”
The Smiths, who met on the set of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, have been married since 1997 and share two children together, Jaden and Willow.