Willow Smith, the daughter of movie star Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, “came out” to her mother and grandmother during another episode of the Facebook web series, “Red Table Talk,” in which she expressed interest in polyamory with both men and women.
According to Pink News, the 18-year-old said that her ideal relationship would be with both a man and a woman as part of their talk about “unconventional relationships.”
“Personally, male and female, that’s all I need,” said Willow Smith.
Appearing surprised by Willow’s admission, Jada Pinkett Smith replied, “Well, there it is … I think my stomach just [jumped].”
Regardless, Jada said she simply wants her daughter to be happy.
“Listen, you know me Willow, whatever makes you happy,” said the “Matrix: Reloaded” actress.
“I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman,” Willow elaborated. “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 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.”
The episode then segued into an interview with an actual polyamorous couple — one man and two women — which led Jada Pinkett Smith to reveal she and Will Smith have had a non-sexual sort of relationship with his ex-wife, actress Sheree Zampino.
“[The reason polyamory is] not so foreign for me is that I’ve had a non-sexual throuple for years with Sheree,” said Pinkett Smith. “When you have your husband that is taking care of another woman and spending time with another woman, it’s the same thing.”
Despite Jada Pinkett Smith’s support for Willow’s newfound sexuality, her grandmother admitted that she would not be too “excited” to see her granddaughter in multiple relationships at once.
“I would not be excited about that,” said Willow’s grandmother.
“Love is universal,” Willow Smith fired back. “There’s so many different types of people in this world and so many people to learn from, and I don’t see the benefit in … not putting myself in a position to learn as much as I possibly can from as many people as I possibly can.”
The “Red Table Talk” has become a place where the Smith family reveals some outlandish (and rather personal) details about their own lives. Recently, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she struggled with a porn addiction in her youth.
“If I [were] still on my porn game, I’d be able to show you some good porn,” Jada admitted to her co-hosts, daughter Willow and her mom Adrienne. “Back in the day I had a little porn addiction, but I wasn’t in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness.”
Later on, Jada Pinkett Smith said she felt she used the term “‘addiction’ a little lightly,” adding that she would classify it as an “unhealthy” relationship with porn.
“And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence,” said Jada.
In June 2018, Jada Pinkett Smith quite explicitly told her then-17-year-old daughter Willow that she had given herself “multiple orgasms” at that age.
“I think by your age I gave myself multiples first. Multiple orgasms. Yep, I did,” Jada said at the time. “I was really into it at one point just because I was in an exploration state and I was abstaining from men. I actually think I went through kind of an addiction too with it. Then one day I was like, ‘Enough, you’re having five orgasms a day.'”