Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Will Smith Drops Open Marriage Bomb in Revealing Interview

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith pose at 1st Annual Essence Black Women Luncheon - Photo courtesy of Starpulse.com

Is Will Smith's mind-blowing revelation in Reveal magazine already old news? In a word, yes, as confirmed by at least one other commentator:

Isn't this old? I coulda sworn I heard this a couple of years back and they had to explain that. Anyways its very, very sad. sounds like monique's dumbass when she said the same thing.
The commentator is referring, of course, to Smith's confessed open marriage policy with wife Jada, an arrangement seemingly more controversial than gay marriage because by definition a marriage built on outside hook ups is antithetical to the basic foundations of marriage and marriage ideology.

I didn't hear anything about this back in 2005, maybe because I was getting my news from the mainstream. But if comments on these articles are any indication, there's a morality war raging across the country with little fanfare in the media.

Hey, whatever two people do in the privacy of their own home is up to them. The part I'm against is the sucking in of third parties who are either way in over their heads or scary kinky. That opens the opportunity for mind games to start kicking in, and before you know it you and your significant "others" have created an unhealthy environment for young children, friends, and even other relatives.

If this juicy piece of gossip is any indication, the Smith kids are going to need plenty of therapy:

I was wondering why Will was so close to Tom Cruise (the midget, who was the "boy toy" for that gay billionaire, Geffin, when, Tom was young of course), going so far to kiss him at a premier or two and you always hear about Will visiting Cruise, ha, ha. I always thought Will was a 'little' too comfortable/friendly with his male co-stars.

But, whatever floats your boat, as long as he doesn't bring home aids or Hep 'C' to Jada! She acts like and dresses like a little dyke anyway, so, she probably is a switch hitter anyway, too.

Lets face it, they are a loose couple and play around....
I know I know, what's the harm if everyone's on board? Well, relationships are hard enough to navigate without the added pressure of a complicit spouse. At least when you're living together, everyone pretty much knows where they stand. The long-term open relationships of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell or Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins immediately come to mind. Couples like that often say what holds them together is knowing they have the choice to leave. When you have that kind of mindset, why bother with a piece of paper?

Marriage with benefits defiles the institution of marriage, affecting those who are too weak and vulnerable to resist its destructive tendencies. I'm not saying Will and Jada aren't happy, they probably are like peas and carrots.

I'm just wondering whether the people closest to them will eventually emerge unscathed.