Speaking to GQ, the 53-year-old actor said Jada was not the only one who strayed from their marriage. Will, and Jada, 50, have been married for 23 years, but during a brief separation, she was in a relationship with singer August Alsina.
Looking back on the shocking revelations, the Fresh Prince of Beal Air actor told GQ they came out on the Red Table Talk to find happiness.
“The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime,” he said. The actor made the revelations while speaking about his memoir set to be released in November.
Unconventional marriage According to Will, Jada never believed in conventional relationships because of her family.
“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,” he said. Will admitted to having endless conversations on the perfect relationship, saying they initially believed monogamy was the best option. They later changed their setup, giving each other freedom. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison,” he said.
However, Will admitted that he would not recommend the same for anybody. August Alsina affair In July 2020, Jada admitted to the Alsina affair during a joint Red Table Talk session with her hubby.
“I thought it was vital that we come to the table to clear the air. It was a relationship, absolutely. I was in a lot of pain, I was broken, and in the process of that relationship, I realised that you cannot find happiness outside of yourself,” Jada said.
In April 2021, the couple’s daughter Willow said she was polyamorous. Polyamory is having romantic relationships with more than one partner, with all partners’ informed consent. “With polyamory, I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for,” she said.