The thought-provoking show Red Table Talk focused on controversial and taboo subjects.
In the newest episode, 20-year-old Willow Smith opened up to her mother and grandmother about living a polyamorous life.
The show often deals with family relations since the three hostesses are three generations of the Pinkett-Smith family.
However, it had some explosive guests, like Jordyn Woods discussing the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal. Or Olivia Jade talking about the college admissions scandal.
So, it is far from just another talk show where everyone is just nodding in agreement and not asking the burning questions.
Willow Smith speaks up
Willow, the oldest child of Will Smith and Jada, revisited the topic of polygamy and gave her opinion on marriage.
Two years ago, in 2019, Willow said she was open to polyamory, explaining:
“I love men and women equally, and so I would definitely want one man, one woman. I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people.”
Now she is living a polyamorous life, and she told her mom and grandma:
“With polyamory, I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you.”
Willow further explained:
“Not just stepping into monogamy because that’s what everyone around you says is the right thing to do.”
“Doing research into polyamory, the main reason why divorces happen is infidelity.”
Her mom was proud of Willow’s way of thinking.
Jada Pinkett Smith responds
Jada was supportive and gave her insight into polyamorous living:
“I think anything goes, as long as the intentions are clear — more to yourself than anything.”
“I know that there’s a lot of beauty that sits outside of the conventional boxes. Most people are practicing monogamy because they feel they have no other choice.”
“We all know that most people out here do an ethical non-monogamy any damn way.”
Of course, this opened another hot topic, especially for younger generations. Willow’s views on marriage are more common than the older ones want to admit.
But her reasons for getting married are pretty unique…
Willow talks marriage, and it’s not what you think
The 20-year-old simply said:
“The history of marriage really irks me.”
Most of us can see why, as Willow stated:
“The history of marriage as a whole, and what it has represented over the years, for women in particular.”
But, she is not against marriage entirely. In fact, Willow would get married, but for a reason, many would not want to admit that would benefit them:
“The only way I would get married is, let’s say me and my partner or partners want to help people, and we need to put our finances together to make that vision happen.”
So, if marriage is about love, getting married, despite your thoughts on it, to make someone’s dreams come true is the ultimate act of love. Nice one, Willow!
Polyamory is more than sex
Willow described herself as the person in her friend group who has the least sex.
“I was introduced to [polyamory] in a nonsexual way.”
“Let’s say you haven’t always been the kind of person that wanted to have sex all the time, but your partner is. Are you going to be the person that says, ‘just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?”
“That’s one of the reasons why I was interested in poly because I was introduced to it through kind of a nonsexual lens.”
If you want to know more, watch the ladies in their Red Table Talk discussion: