Willow Smith came out as polyamorous in the new episode of Red Table Talk.
During a conversation with her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, the 20-year-old revealed the news noting that she can’t see herself ‘going past two partners.’
She explained: ‘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.’
Willow – who practices ethical non-monogamy, meaning that all partners give consent to being polyamorous – was met with resistance from her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who said: ‘For somebody like me, it feels like it’s really all just centred around sex.’
Smith then gave her ‘Gammy’ an example of a couple who might have opposite appetites for sex.
‘Are you gonna be the person to say, you know: “Just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?”‘ the Rise songstress explained.
‘And so that’s kind of one of the reasons why I actually was interested in poly because I was introduced to it through kind of a nonsexual lens. In my friend group, I’m the only polyamorous person, and I have the least sex out of all of my friends.’
‘I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman,’ the Calabasas native said at the time.
‘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.’
Jada, on the other hand, seemed to be a little more understanding.
Since 2017, Willow has been in what appears to be a monogamous relationship with Tyler Cole, whom she met through her big brother Jaden.
In fact, the 22-year-old Family Reunion actor Tyler produced Willow’s brand new pop-punk single Transparent Soul featuring Grammy nominee Travis Barker on drums.