The actress, who has been married to the Men in Black star for more than 15 years, took some time over the weekend to clarify some comments on Facebook that she made to The Huffington Post where she insinuated that the two had an open marriage, blogging that there is a difference between a “grown” relationship and an open one – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,’” she revealed earlier this month, while on HuffPost Live. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
“Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not,” Jada blogged Sunday about the hot topic. “I am addressing this issue because a very important subject has been born from discussions about my statement that may be worthy of addressing.
“The statement I made in regard to, ‘Will can do whatever he wants,’ has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist.
“Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should “behave”? Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of”you better act right or else” keep one honest and true? Do we believe that we can have meaningful relationships with people who have not defined nor live by the integrity of his or her higher self? What of unconditional love? Or does love look like, feel like, and operate as enslavement? Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are? What of TRUST and LOVE?”
Jada continued to rant on the topic, explaining what she meant by “Will is his own man.”
“Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom? Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us???”
Ultimately, she explains the difference between an open relationship and a grown one.
“Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
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