Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Sexuality
Jada Pinkett Smith is setting the record straight about her sexuality. “There have always been rumors that I’m gay — that I like women,” she addressed in her memoir Worthy.
“Maybe that had something to do with clubs where I hung out,” she wrote as she used to go to many LGBTQ+ establishments when she was younger.
In her memoir, she explains that she “had a few sexual experiences with women only to realize that when it comes to sex, I love men.” The sexual experiences she’s had with women in the past were in the early days when she had just came to Hollywood.
In the NBC special that aired Friday (Oct. 20) per PEOPLE, TODAY’s Hoda Kotb asked Jada if the rumors of she and Will Smith being gay were true and if they were swingers.
“I would say that none of that’s true. I definitely can understand why there’d be misunderstandings, but none of it’s true,” Jada responded.
Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith’s Marriage Spoken About In Worthy
Jada recently admitted that she and Will have been separated for seven years.
“I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying. I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be,” the Red Table Talk host shared with Today’s Hoda Kotb.
Will responded to the headlines in a brief email to The New York Times: “When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties.”
Their children Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, and Will’s son Trey Smith also weighed in on the media attention about the marriage. All three kids feel bad for their father, stating that they “know he has been going through a lot lately, and this isn’t helping.” They also “wish some of their family’s private matters remained private.”
Worthy is on stands now.