Willow, daughter of Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, Hollywood stars, has revealed that she is polyamorous.
Polyamory is a practice of being open to intimate relationships with more than one person.
The 20-year-old singer publicly came out as a polyamorous person during Wednesday’s episode of Red Table Talk, while discussing her relationship with Jada and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, her grandmother.
“It’s about being able to have the freedom to create a relationship for yourself,” she said.
“With polyamory, I think 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.
“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.”
The songwriter and actress also addressed the misconception that being polyamorous is all about getting to have more sex.
“Let’s say you haven’t always been the kind of person that wanted to have sex all the time, but your partner is,” the versatile entertainer said.
“Are you gonna be the person to say, you know, ‘Just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?’ 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 spoke about marriage, adding that she would only settle for monogamy under certain strict conditions.
“The history of marriage really irks me,” Willow said.
“Just the history of marriage as a whole and what it has represented over the years, for women in particular. I feel like the only way that I would get married is… let’s say me and my partner or partners wants to help people, and we need to put our finances together in order to make that vision happen. That’s the only way I could see myself getting married.”