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Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks About Her 'Open' Marriage to Will Smith: 'I'm Not His Watcher'

Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks About Her 'Open' Marriage to Will Smith: 'I'm Not His Watcher'

Jada Pinkett-Smith steps out of the SiriusXM studios after her interview on the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday (May 3) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress went on the radio program and Howard Stern asked her about her notoriously “open” marriage to Will Smith.

“You gotta trust who you’re with, and at the end of the day, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher,” Jada said. “I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”

“I trust that the man that Will is is a man of integrity. He’s got all the freedom in the world, and as long as Will can look at himself in the mirror and be OK, I’m good,” Jada added.

Listen to the interview below…

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  • j b

    Makes sense why Will Smith’s kids both look nothing like him. As Jada has been having fun in this open marriage they have as well.

  • Sassypants

    It seems to me that if they had an open marriage there’d have been pictures at some point of either of them out with others in compromising situations.

  • bettie

    Willow looks EXACTLY like Will. She even has the same laugh. lol Jaden looks like Jada.

  • PeterPeckerPork

    sounds like she is married to a bank account no need to get shut off over a little bit of openness lol

  • Sam

    hmmm interesting that she is talking about this now..

  • Lex

    Lol That’s an old quote and a miss leading article title. It was more like She don’t have time to baby sit and watch his every move. She not the type to tell him when and what he can do. But if he does f up its not gonna be cool.

  • Milla

    The quote just sounds like she trusts him and is not looking over his shoulder – doesn’t really suggest open marriage to me.

  • chanchansun

    That is nice bank account, cha-chiiing

  • Jenny from the flop

    Yeah same to me. Justjared and the media will do anything for views with those ridicules tittles

  • MC

    So glad Hada is finally happy and talking naturally about her marriage as something that actually happens to many married couples.

  • J3$$!C@

    That is not an open marriage. All she is saying is Will is a grown man and if he wants to cheat, he will cheat, but she trusts that he doesnt.

  • Samerica

    typical Hollyweirdos! what exactly has she ever done but marry this no talent x-rapper? this is a great example for their kids and blacks all over America! Maybe Obama can find a way to blame white people for this open marriage and it being okay to CHEAT! why be married at all? sounds like a bunch of liberal crap!

  • Shelly

    Wow Will can have his cake and eat it too damn so this is why they have being together for so long I wonder how may others Hollywood couples do this and stay together for years? I know I couldn’t do it lol!

  • k.

    What are you even saying?

  • Anna

    They have a strange marriage and equally strange parenting skills

  • Denise

    Too bad she doesn’t watch her kids-they are rude, disrepectful brats that are an industry joke.

  • Janet Holmes

    I agree..If you don’t have trust. You have nothing

  • sandor

    Where does she say anything about an “open marriage?” I know the goal for the media is to draw readers, but really, straight up lies — op! — wait a minute, that’s right, it’s the media.

  • ToriaCove

    Sounds more like she was asked about it and not like something she deliberately chose to talk about.

  • ToriaCove

    Since you don’t know her kids personally, I doubt you actually know what they are or how the act. As for being an industry joke, I doubt you have any knowledge of what they are or aren’t. Especially since, I doubt you work in the entertainment industry or know anyone personally who does.

  • ToriaCove

    Since you don’t know them personally, how would you know what kind of marriage they have or how they’re raising their kids?

  • ToriaCove

    Jada said she trusts Will and isn’t wasting her time checking up on him. And somehow you interpret that to mean they have an open marriage? Guess you must be one of those women who has to follow her man around and keep tabs on him, right?

  • ToriaCove

    Jada trusts her husband and doesn’t keep tabs on him because and you interpret that to mean they have an open marriage? You are truly ignorant. Enough said.

  • ToriaCove

    I guess you’re too stupid to realize she earns her own money too, right?

  • ToriaCove

    The only thing that makes sense is that your comment is ignorant. But then, I’m sure you knew that when you posted it. LOL

  • PeterPeckerPork

    wow you are really angry and mad you must be Jada . when you call someone stupid your comment can hardly be taken with any validity . bye bye TC

  • chizwoz

    So she’s either saying they both cheat on each other regularly and have found a nice balance or she just trusts him enough to not worry if he’s out a lot without her….

  • Mike in VA/DC

    There have been talks about Will Smiths small affairs for decades. OPEN YOUR EYES…THEY HAVE BOTH STATED IN THE PAST THAT AS LONG AS THEY COME BACK TO EACH OTHER .. ALL IS OKAY

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  • Mike in VA/DC

    Samerica, I suggest that you do some statistical fact checking on marriages and how much cheating goes on and is overlooked.

  • Tea

    I agree. This sounds like a media spin. No where in there does she state or promote the alleged open marriage…..

    Media becomes a cheap whore in many cases these days.

  • Tea

    Suddenly the Loretta Lynn song “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man” came tom mind. :D

  • Billy Hamjacker

    You’re either married or you’re not. A marriage – whether it’s between a man and woman, man and a man, or woman and woman – is a total COMMITMENT to that other person. THAT’S the real definition of it (I’m talking to you, Repubs). The sexes of the people involved are irrelevant. Your religious beliefs are irrelevant. Your politics are irrelevant. Only your dedication to your partner matters. The question is whether or not you forsake all others for your spouse. If either of you are sleeping with whomever you want, you simply don’t have a marriage. You aren’t making the commitment or any sacrifice, and you aren’t putting in the work.

  • Billy Hamjacker

    Not for me. She lives knowing that whomever tickles her husband’s fancy is woman enough to have him at any given moment. I’m sure that just makes her feel special! I’m impressed by how coolly she blows her husband’s cheating off and makes excuses for him. Feminism at its new finest.

  • Billy Hamjacker

    Apparently Mike and Toria don’t read much, Denise. They seem to assume you can’t either. Not too bright of them is it? Pay ‘em no mind!

  • Billy Hamjacker

    You seriously need to learn to read. Their bizarre and downright bad behavior is WELL chronicled in the press. You really ought to calm down, read more, and type less for a little while.

  • rlpl02

    Trusting your spouse is not an open marriage. An open marriage means both spouses are free to discretely see other people.

  • Brian Aish

    Her quote says that Will is a man of integrity. Yeah, right. Sleep with whoever you want to and show our children that we have an open marriage which is a mockery to marriage and to God. There is no integrity. What a disgrace that people are stupid enough to buy into those lies. Repent guys and turn to Jesus Christ for He is our ONLY hope.

  • Brian Aish

    You apparently are not Christian. You should trust in God for Salvation comes only through His Son Jesus.

  • NubiSottoLivelloMare

    It’s the majority Christian electorate in America that has diluted marriage to the point that vows have no meaning and that broken homes are just as valid as real families.
    No wonder the homosexual wants normalization, you’ve already normalized every other deviance and perversion already.

  • banono

    LMAO!!! What on earth does it have to do with feminism? This current fad of blaming feminism for everything, no matter how random and unrelated, is just silly. I can imagine you stubbing your toe or getting caught in the rain, to which cry out, shaking with rage, “Thanks, feminism!”.

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  • dee

    that’s not what jada states in her article and you are worse than the media. She said she trusts her husband and he is a man of integrity. She said he has his freedom to do as he pleases-seems to me she paints a negative picture of what being married is like–and so does everyone else that seems to think she needs to hover over her husband like he’s some kind of child or he will stray. If a man/or woman cheats on their spouse its either because they are not the committing kind or there is something missing in their relationship whatever it may be.

  • ToriaCove

    I don’t need to calm down since I was never upset in the first place. The fact you’re telling me to calm down, read more and type less suggests YOU are the one who’s upset. After all, why should my comment bother you so much? LOL

  • Raymond Wilson

    Translation: Will’s the man and he does what he wants.

  • kwame opuku

    Sick Individuals.

  • SuperTroll

    Maybe if she’d grow her hair long again he would want to spend more time with her. Just sayin.

  • SuperTroll

    There is no god. Religion is just a business.

  • John Youwer

    Stop preaching about your fake God. Nobody cares