Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed her “sexual” history with women and how important it is to “embrace her sexuality unapologetically”.
Inside her new memoir titled Worthy, published 17 October, Jada has dissected the public perception of her sexuality, which have been swirling since the 90’s.
Addressing these rumours head on, Jada said: “Now, there have always been rumours that I’m gay — that I like women.
“Maybe that had something to do with the clubs where I hung out, like the Catch, one of the leading LGBTQ+ spots in L.A. at this time that had nights for getting up and doing lip-syncs, and where I myself, on several occasions, got up onstage and lip-synched to all kinda of songs. I killed Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ there one night.”
However Jada revealed “the truth is that during those early years of exploration in Hollywood, I had a few sexual experiences with women, only to realise that when it comes to sex, I love men.
“Still, I cherish the beauty of women inside and out. And I have never stopped being infatuated and in awe of women of all ages, sizes, and colours.”
Jada encapsulated her feelings together and shared: “My belief is women are the most amazing creatures on the planet, and I hold reverence for women through my friendships.”
It is important “that every woman should have the right and the freedom to explore and embrace her sexuality unapologetically by her own definition.”
Jada has been in a high-profile marriage to actor Will Smith since 1997, after meeting when she auditioned for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994. Together they have had two children – Jaden and Willow Smith.
However, on October 13 in an NBC TODAY special she announced the pair had been living “separate lives” for the previous seven years.
The couple separated in 2016, but chose to not legally divorce. Rather they are “working very hard” to revive their marriage.
Sitting down with broadcaster Hoda Kotb to reflect on her marriage, she said they “are in a place now that we are in a deep healing space. And we are really concentrating on healing the relationship between us.
“We are working very hard at bringing our relationship together back to a life partnership.”
Speaking on the importance of humanity and accepting each other, as they are, she explained: “He can’t be this perfect idealised husband. I have to be able to accept him for the human he is.
“He has to accept me for the human I am. And we want to love each other there.”