Will Smith’s daughter Willow has come out as polyamorous in a new interview. The 20-year-old singer and actress revealed all about her new relationship status in a Red Table Talk chat but confessed she doesn’t see herself having more than two partners at once.
She shared: “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.”
Explaining to her mother and grandmother, who host the show, about her dating preferences, she continued: “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.”
However, her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris did not reason with Willow’s choices.
“For somebody like me, it feels like it’s really all just centered around sex,” she told her granddaughter.
In response, Willow gave her grandmother an example of a couple who might have opposite thoughts about sex.
“Are you gonna be the person to say, you know, just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?” she said.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Willow’s mum Jada told her daughter she was happy with whatever life choices she wants to make.
“I’m okay with whatever you do,” the Matrix 4 star declared.
“When you were like, ‘Hey, this is my get down’. I was like, ‘I totally get it’. Wanting to set up your life in a way that you can have what it is that you want, I think anything goes as long as the intentions are clear.”
Willow’s revelation was not news to her mum, as the singer told fans two years ago she was bisexual and polyfidelitous on Facebook Watch.
She said at the time: “I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman. I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people. I’m not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences.
“I focus a lot on the emotional connection and I feel like if I were to find two people of the different genders that I really connected with and we had a romantic and sexual connection, I don’t feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.”