Willow Smith Learns From Parents, Reveals She’s Polyamorous On Red Table Talk
Remember all the rumors about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith having an open marriage? Well, there was likely some truth to them, because the apple ain’t falling too far from the tree.
During a recent episode of Red Table Talk, Willow Smith talked to her mother and her grandmother about having multiple relationships.
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.
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.
Her grandmother didn’t fully understand, suggesting that polyamorous relationships were all about sex.
Willow disagreed and claimed she’s actually not all that interested in sex.
I mean, I’ll give you an example. Let’s say you haven’t always been the kind of person that wanted to have sex all the time. But your partner is. 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.
I mean, yeah…I suppose that makes sense. But at the same time, if your partner’s sexual needs don’t at all match with yours, then maybe you shouldn’t be together. I don’t know that the answer is, “Well, let’s just have multiple partners” because most people aren’t ready for that.
Don’t get me wrong, I think some people can handle it, but not most. I think a lot of people want to believe they could handle their partner going out and having sex, and then coming back to them, but I don’t think they could. Jealousy is a nasty thing.
In any event, I say let people live how they wanna live. If Willow wants to juggle five partners at once, let her.
Personally, I have enough trouble trying to juggle one.