Pinkett-Smith: Will's my best pal
Published 05/04/2013 | 13:44
Jada Pinkett-Smith has apparently addressed rumours that she and husband Will Smith have an open marriage.
The Madagascar actress and the Men In Black star have been married for more than 15 years and have two children together, but there is still plenty of speculation about their relationship.
Jada has now responded to the rumours in a chat with HuffPost Live. She explained: "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.'
"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."
Jada admitted marriage takes work, but revealed it helped that Will is also her "best friend".
She said: "I don't think it's easy to be married to anyone. I think that you have to go into a relationship knowing - especially when you're dedicating yourself to someone for the rest of your life - this is a life partnership.
"He's my best friend. He's been by my side through some of the most difficult parts of my life. And so that's something you can never take away."