Willow Smith is seen for the first time in public since revealing she’s polyamorous.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter headed out for dinner with her boyfriend Tyler Cole, brother Jaden, and a female girl at Nobu in West Hollywood.
During a discussion with her mother and grandmother on a Facebook show called Red Table Talk, the 20-year-old Willow revealed she was polyamorous even though it appears that she been in a monogamous relationship with Tyler since 2017.
Willow spoke publicly about being polyamorous, but stressed out that she can’t see herself ‘going past two partners.’
“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,” she explained.
“So I was like, how can I structure the way that I approach relationships with that in mind?” Willow said. “Also, doing research into polyamory, the main reasons why monogamous relationships, or why marriage, why divorces happen is infidelity.”
Willow added that she practices ethical non-monogamy, which means that all partners give consent to being polyamorous.
However, Willow’s revelation was met with resistance from her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
“For somebody like me, it feels like it’s really all just centered around sex,” Adrienne said.
Willow then gave her granny 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?”‘ Willow 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,” Willow said.
On the other hand, Willow received a more open response from her mother Jada.
“I’m okay with whatever you do,” Jada, 49, said. “When you were like, “Hey, this is my get down.” I was like, “I totally get it.” 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.”
Willow’s revelation was not a surprise as she already admitted that she was bisexual and polyfidelitous (a form of non-monogamy) two years ago.
“I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman,” Willow 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,” she said. “I don’t feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.”