Willow Smith, 18, says she is open to having a bisexual, polyamorous relationship
Willow Smith has spoken out about her curiosity for having an unconventional romantic relationship involving multiple people.
Speaking on Facebook series ‘Red Table Talk’, the 18-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith said she had researched polyamorous relationships after coming across a couple who followed this lifestyle on Instagram.
She said she would be happy to be in a “throuple” relationship with “one man and one woman”.
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'I feel like I could be polyfidelitous [in a committed relationship with multiple people] with those two people,” she explained in conversation with her Red Table Talk co-hosts – mother Jada, 47, and grandmother Adrienne Banfield Norris, 65.
“I'm not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences,” she added.
“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, I don't feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.”
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Willow also expanded on her reservations about being in a monogamous relationship.
“Monogamy, I feel - and this is just for me - I feel actually inhibits you from learning those skills of evolving past those feelings of insecurity,” she said.
“That feeling of ‘Oh, no, you can't do this... if you were to do this, the world would crumble on both sides.’ There's just no freedom, it's all fear based.”
Smith was met with a mixed reaction from her family members.
Her grandmother Adrienne said: “I would not be excited about that. It doesn't sit well with me, I don't understand this emotional commitment.”
However, Jada was more open to the idea, urging her daughter to do: “Whatever makes you happy.”
Some 4.2% of the UK’s young people (aged between 16 and 24 years old) identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. This is a higher proportion than any other age group.
Meanwhile, one study from healthcare company euroClinix found nearly a fifth of Brits would be open to polyamory.