So she spoke with HuffPost Live about the revolving rumors about the pair having an open marriage. She didn’t really clarify the rumors though. She told the site her husband “is his own man” and “can do whatever” he wants.
Yeah, so people weren’t having that and wanted further clarity.
She took to her Facebook page.
“Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Sunday, April 14. “I am addressing this issue because a very important subject has been born from discussions about my statement that may be worthy of addressing.”
Then she went on to challenge her fans and followers to define what trust and love mean in a relationship.
“Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should ‘behave’?” she asked. “Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of ‘you better act right or else’ keep one honest and true? Do we believe that we can have meaningful relationships with people who have not defined nor live by the integrity of his or her higher self? What of unconditional love? Or does love look like, feel like, and operate as enslavement? Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are? What of TRUST and LOVE?”
“Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom?” she continued. “Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us???”
Then she sort of cleared up her statements with HuffPost Live.
“Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so,” she clarified. “This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
The couple has been the object of many public conversations about marriage and the sort. And somehow it circles back to an open marriage.
So what was Jada really saying? Not an open relationship? But a grown one? Hmmm.