Will Smith has finally addressed rumors about his open marriage with wife Jada Pinkett Smith, saying the duo has "given each other trust and freedom" because for them, the relationship "can’t be a prison." 

"Jada never believed in conventional marriage … Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up,” Will said during an interview with GQ magazine. "There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? … And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection."

However, the "Pursuit Of Happiness" actor said he does not suggest the same path for others. "I don’t suggest this road for anybody. ... But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love."

The 53-year-old also added the couple decided to go public with their response to singer August Alsina’s comments about his romance with Jada to protect themselves.

"The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime," he shared. "And we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny."

The couple had revealed in July 2020 they had been secretly separated when Jada had her tryst with Alsina.

"We did everything we could to get away from each other, only to realize that’s not possible," Jada told Will during their "Red Table Talk" episode.

Will then joked about supporting his wife through her “transgressions,” leading Jada to say, "I actually don’t look at it as a transgression at all. Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself and was really able to confront a lot of emotional immaturities, emotional insecurity — and I was really able to do some really deep healing."

He also revealed the truth behind his expression during Jada’s "Red Table Talk" episode, which gave birth to millions of memes. "It was midnight and we were going on vacation the next day," he said. "It was like, no, no, no, guys, I’m not sad. I’m f***** exhausted."

The couple got married in December 1997, after dating for a few years. They welcomed their first child, Jaden Smith, in 1998, and their daughter, Willow Smith, in the year 2000. 

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt