Jada Pinkett-Smith, wife of actor Will Smith, has hinted she is in an open marriage. Pinkett-Smith told radio host Howard Stern in a recent interview that she is not the “watcher” of her husband. She has even advised her children to stay away from marriage.
The 43-year-old sparked rumors about an open marriage when she made controversial comments during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2013. During that interview, the actress said that she would allow her husband to sleep with another woman "as long as he could look at himself in the mirror.” When she appeared on Stern's show on Wednesday, the radio host raised the same topic.
"Look I'm not here to be anybody's watcher. I'm not his watcher. He's a grown man," Pinkett-Smith told Stern. She trusts her husband of 17 years as he is a “man of integrity” but also added that “he's got all the freedom in the world.” “So as long as Will can look at himself in the mirror and be OK? I'm good,” she said.
Pinkett-Smith also said she should have waited longer to get married rather than tie the knot at age 25. However she attributes the success of her marriage to her “gangster partner” husband. The “Gotham” actress also revealed that Smith is open to her about who he finds attractive. "Just because your man is attracted to another woman doesn't mean he doesn't love you. It doesn't mean he's going to act on it,” she said.
She also dismissed all rumors about infidelity in marriage, saying that Smith is a man of “great integrity.” But when it comes to giving advice on marriage, she would rather let her children Willow Smith and Jaden Smith enjoy the single status forever. "Heck yeah, don't do it," she said about marriage to the kids.
Pinkett-Smith will next be seen in “Magic Mike XXL,” where she stars alongside Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. She also told Stern that she was “very, very aroused” shooting the movie with several shirtless men.