Willow Smith Opened Up About Her Sexual Orientation On 'Red Table Talk'
The 18-year-old revealed her preferred relationship is a polyamorous one.
June 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm
Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook show Red Table Talk tackles everything from infidelity to hair loss. On this week's episode, the critically-acclaimed program discussed sexuality, and youngest child Willow Smith revealed some personal details about her own orientation.
Monday's episode revolved around polyamory, which The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy describes is an agreement in which "all partners agree that each may have romantic and/or sexual relationships with other partners." Willow then spoke candidly about her own sexuality, discussing "unconventional relationships" and confessing that her preferred relationship includes both a man and a woman.
"I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman," said the singer-songwriter. "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 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."
Pinkett Smith hinted at the taboo subject during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on June 6, saying Willow became curious with the lifestyle after seeing a "throuple" on Instagram. In that instance, the relationship involved two women and a man.
When Kimmel inquired whether Willow's interests in polyamory involved more than just Instagram activity, the mother of three said it's possible.
"She's 18, who the heck knows what's going to go down," Pinkett Smith responded.
Continuing her explanation on Monday's program, Willow spoke about those in monogamous relationships who could pass judgment on an ideology they may not completely understand.
"This is the scariest thought that people shy away from, it’s the feeling of feeling like the person that you love is falling in love with somebody else. And that insecurity and fear just eats us alive," the "Whip My Hair" singer said. "But that insecurity and fear is something that we need to overcome and something that we need to evolve out of and transmute that into something new and different that can actually be helpful and make us love more and more freely. Monogamy, I feel, actually inhibits you from learning those skills of evolving past those feelings of insecurity and jealousy."
Seems like her mother is accepting of her only daughter's revelation, however.
"Whatever makes you happy," Pinkett Smith told Willow.
Watch the entire conversation unfold below.