Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Open Marriage Rumors

The actress says that while Will is her partner, he is "his own man"

by #teamEBONY, April 5, 2013

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Hey, whatever worksJada Pinkett-Smith addressed a longstanding rumor about her 16-year marriage to Will Smith in a new interview with HuffPost Live: That she and Will, 44, have an open relationship.

"No, I think that people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another," replied the actress and mother of actor-singers Willow, 12, and Jaden, 14. The 41-year-old star then continued of the "persistent" rumor: "But I've always told Will: You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay," she said, without going into further specifics.

"Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man," she said of the Men in Black star. "I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him," she said, adding: "Or vice versa."

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