Within the latest episode of the NAACP Image Awards winning Facebook series Red Table Talk, the show’s youngest leading lady Willow Smith reveals in an intimate discussion with her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith and grandmother Adrienne “ Gammy’ Banfield Norris that she is in a polyamorous relationship!
A polyamorous relationship is defined as being in more than one romantic relationship with different people at the same time.
Willow explained that she likes the freedom of a polyamorous relationship and feels it allows you to go against societal norms. “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.’
“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,’ says Willow.
Jada revealed that when her daughter told her she immediately understood, but she wanted to make sure Willow was aware of certain specifics as well. “When you were like, ‘Hey, this is my get down’, I was like, ‘I totally get it,'” 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?’
Gammy went on to speak of her feeling of a polyamorous relationship, “For somebody like me, it feels like it’s really all just centered around sex,” though she admitted to having considered it herself.
“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,” explained Gammy. “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.”
Willow concluded not only is she the person in a polyamorous relationship within her friend group but that she also has the least amount of sex.