Will Smith Once Tracked Down White Slave Masters Who Owned Wife Jada Pinkett Smith's Family for Her 40th Birthday

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Jada Pinkett Smith is trending following her husband Will Smith's very candid interview with GQ magazine.

While Will spent most of the interview speaking about his career, he also revealed that the couple has an "uncoventional" marriage and that they have both had sexual partners outside of the marriage.

He also spilled the tea on the worst birthday present ever.

"Jada never believed in conventional marriage.… 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. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple?" he explained.

Jada faced backlash last year after singer August Alsina confessed to having an affair with the Hollywood actress. Will and his wife headed to "The Red Table Talk," where Jada was open about her "entanglement."

But non-monogamy was a part of their marriage.

"For the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection. 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. And I don't suggest our road for anybody. I don't suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we've given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love."

Readers also realize that perhaps Will wasn't almost the perfect husband. He detailed the time he took three years to plan a birthday surprise for his wife.

At Jada's 40th birthday party, Will screened a documentary he'd commissioned that chronicled her life and traced her family's lineage back to slavery. (He even tracked down a descendant of the white family who once owned Jada's ancestors.)


"That was the most disgusting display of ego I have ever seen in my life," Smith, added that they argued so loudly that Willow Smith, who was 10 at the time, begged them to stop while in floods of tears. "Our marriage wasn't working," Smith wrote in a rough copy of his book manuscript he allowed the journalist to read. "We could no longer pretend. We were both miserable and clearly something had to change."

You can read the full interview here.

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American Greg

I wonder if he would track down the ancestors of the black people in Africa who sold her ancestors into slavery in the first place


He is a privileged black man acting like a victim. Want to be a victim Will, give up all your money and move to Africa.

Thomas Bailey

Boy was he suprised to find out they had all been dead for decades...not the sharpest tool in the shed.


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