‘Conscious uncoupling’, ‘relational perfection’, ‘marriage break’, ‘entanglement’ these are a few of the terms now made more popular by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage or partnership.
Their Knack to do things differently or in peculiar fashions have seen the Hollywood couple from their wedding in 1997 which was adjudged the most lavish and secretive celebrity wedding of the year to what they now practice, one will need to push the creativity button a little further to imagine the future.
Recently, 50-year-old Jada admitted to being in an entanglement with R &B Singer August Alsina during a break in their marriage after initially denying; saying she was just mentoring the 29-year-old but it seems the break period in the marriage was somewhat like a lunch break and August was the snack as she continued that she just needed to feel good as she had not felt good in a long time. Indeed in these times August hinted that he had the blessings of Will but nobody really paid attention to that until now that the break period is over and crumbs of snacks are still visible around the mouth.
This time it was Will Smith who came out to say that he and his wife are in an open marriage, according to him “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everyone has to find their own way” according to the 53 year old actor – marriage for them cannot be a prison, and what they have is a relational perfection as they don’t have to be monogamous because everybody believes that is the way to go, the rapper cum actor also said they have to do what suits them before he dropped the annoying celebrity slangs ‘conscious uncoupling’ which was made infamous by Gwyneth Paltrow.
They pride themselves for being married even after 23 years as against the trend in Hollywood but what is the similarity between marriage as we grew up to find it and this relational perfection in terms of purpose and nature and the role which sex plays in marriage which will always be looked at as whether it is what consummates, validates and maintains a union or if it is just a ‘snack’ taken anywhere for people who are living together.