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Willow Smith Reveals She Is Polyamorous On 'Red Table Talk' — And Mom Jada Pinkett Smith 'Totally' Gets It

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Apr. 29 2021, Updated 11:46 a.m. ET

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The perfect place to come out is at The Red Table. Willow Smith revealed on this week's episode of Red Table Talk that she is polyamorous. 

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"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," the 20-year-old said. 

"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," she explained.

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Willow said she was introduced to polyamory in a non-sexual way, but is the only polyamorous person in her friend group and said she has the least amount of sex.  

"When you were like, 'Hey, this is my get down,' I was like, 'I totally get it,'" mom Jada Pinkett Smith said. "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. You know what I mean?" 

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Meanwhile, grandmother Adrienne Banfield Norris said "for somebody like me, it feels like it's really all just centered around sex," but Willow did not agree with her. 

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"Even outside of the counseling that you get from your pastor before you get married, 'cause most people that get married, you know, will get counseling from their pastors because there is a religious aspect to it, a God aspect to it, Jada," Banfield Norris explained. 

She continued, "And we had deep conversation about, what does this mean to us? What do we wanna create for ourselves? And we actually talked about polyamory, and was that something that we wanted to explore? We had that conversation," Banfield Norris said of her own marriages.  

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Pinkett Smith explained that most people practice monogamy because they feel that they don't have a choice and then do "an unethical non-monogamy any way. That's called cheating ya'll." 

Willow felt that the history of "marriage" irked her. "Let’s say me and my partner or partners wants to help people," Willow explained, "and we need to put our finances together in order to make that vision happen. That’s the only way I could see myself getting married."

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However, this was not the first time Willow has expressed an interest in polyamory. She said she "could be poly fidelitous" in a 2019 episode of Red Table Talk, HuffPost reported.

"I’m not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences," Willow said at the time. "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."

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