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Will Smith & Jada living an alternative lifestyle?

Will Smith and Jada Pinket have an open marriage? I'm not so surprised by that as I am by the fact that he actually admitted to something like it in this article.

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"In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others,'" Will Smith adds - though he insists he'd never cheat on Jada without asking her permission.

"The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact.

"If it came down to it, then one [spouse] can say to the other, 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it - but please approve of it.'"


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I think a major celebrity admitting to an alternative lifestyle (poly, open marriage, whatever it is) could be a HUGE step in encouraging more tolerance and acceptance of such lifestyles by the mainstream public. What do you think?

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bah...poly life styles?
yeesh ...my wife decided she wanted to fuck other people though she couldnt live to admit it...so her poly lifestyle was sane or reasonable?
no but was it the business of the media/tabloid world....absolutely not...

how can we trust some sort of inpropriety as this.

poly lifestyles are great...they often tend to apply failed obssessions against the poly life style and inclode tje same immderstaomg
I don't have the entire story, but from what you have revealed so far, your wife's treatment of you and your life had nothing to do with being poly. And I have no idea if you had a pre-agreed open marriage because you haven't discussed it.
jeesh -- straight people can get away with anything...
I hope you're right. What I'm afraid of is that it will be seen as the first steps of trying to mainstream poly/open marriage and then be used as an argument against same sex marriage.

It might not carry a lot of weight, but an attempt to legalize poly/open marriage was one of the "predictions" the Religious Right used to scare borderline voters.

I'm happy that Pinkette and Smith are being up front about it, and I hope it works for them.
Roseanne and Tom later admitted it was a joke. Maybe they were serious and regretted it. Or maybe it really was a joke. Who knows.
"In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others,'" Will Smith adds - though he insists he'd never cheat on Jada without asking her permission.

Cheating with permission - now, there's a statement I have a problem with. I disagree that cheating with permission is cheating...defies the very meaning of cheating.
Exactly my thought. I found that statement contradictory, but sometimes people will speak candidly in the moment not using more clear words.

If you have permission, you're not cheating. Unless it was a true cheat and after the fact were told it's ok. And then I want to be the counselor they pay 200 dollars an hour for to solve that dysfunction!

I remember years ago, (a decade or more) on a local tv program where a couple confessed that they were (their term) swingers who married each other for the legal advantages they found by doing it, while they freely dated and made no secret that they were married. (for them, finacially it was lucrative, or when participating a lot in things where married couples got the better deal) The audience in attendance treated them like they were aliens, when really they were treating it like business smarts -to do what was advantageous to them regardless of public opinion.

I think mostly the media jumped on this article because it's about 'having your cake and eating it, too' to the average reader. It either outrages them, or makes them envious, depending on their lifestyle and beliefs.


He's probably too vanilla to know the terms for this kind of open relationship. "Cheating with permission" was probably all he could come up with.
I think its fantastic that he is being so open about that. Though I doubt mainstream public will be surprised by it... I think most of us have celebrity folk in a whole other mindframe. Day to day people we judge more because they don't have a famouse excuse.