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Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes Those Swinger Rumors Were True

Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will have had to deal with swinger rumors for a good part of their 23-year relationship, along with nonstop divorce and open relationship rumors.

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On Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, Jada sat with her co-star Queen Latifah for what’s turning out to be a fun Girls Trip press run. After a caller lobs a standard question—what’s the craziest rumor she’s heard about her family—Jada brings up the most fascinating one. “That Will and I are swingers,” she says. “It’s constant. And I’m like, yo, I wish! I wish!”

“I’ve always admired that about y’all,” Queen Latifah chimes in. “I compare you with every relationship I’m in.” Indeed, curiosity about Will and Jada’s relationship has never ceased. Because happy long-term relationships appear to be such relics, they end up talking (a lot) (in public) about what makes their marriage work. They’ve answered variations of the same question over a million times—How do they stay together? Do they have an open marriage?

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But Jada has an impressive way of shepherding those conversations without showing frustration with the incessantness of it all, giving just enough information on her own, but not enough for people to really know how their marriage operates. When Andy, as well, wonders how she and Will “keep it hot,” Jada jokes about being “baffled” herself. Andy, they have lots of sex. Lots. “Will and I just have amazing chemistry on a lot of different levels. We love to laugh together. We love to learn together,” she says. “We just really like each other.” A novel idea.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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Okay. I can’t say a whole lot (NDA and all that), but if you’re willing to believe me, I can tell you with 100% certainty that these two do have a lot of sex - with each other - and get pretty creative about it.

Now, I can also tell you that they’ve both been involved, even casually, with other people throughout their marriage. I’d like to think we’re all advanced enough to accept that consenting adults who are in an honest relationship with each other have found ways to satisfy their own desires while staying committed to their relationships. They may even be legitimately bisexual. We can accept that, right?