Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith have been candid about their relationship ups and downs in recent years, but rumors still persist about the both actors’ sexuality. Now, the 52-year-old actress is opening up about her own sexual experiences in her new memoirWorthy.
Pinkett Smith first moved to Los Angeles in the ‘90s and said that her affinity for hanging out in gay clubs might have started the rumor mill turning, she writes in her memoir, which debuted on October 17.
“Now, there have always been rumors that I'm gay -- that I like women,” the Girl’s Trip actress writes in her memoir as reported by TooFab. “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-synchs, and where I myself, on several occasions, got up onstage and lip-synched to all kind of songs.”
She continued, “I killed Madonna's 'Vogue' there one night."
Then Pinkett Smith drops a bombshell, admitting that she has had relationships with women. "The truth is that during those early years of exploration in Hollywood, I had a few sexual experiences with women, only to realize that when it comes to sex, I love men.”
Despite discovering this truth about her sexuality, the Matrix Resurrections actress still loves women. "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 colors," she said. "My belief is -- women are the most amazing creatures on the planet, and I hold reverence for women through my friendships."
She also believes that "that every woman should have the right and the freedom to explore and embrace her sexuality unapologetically by her own definition."
In a recent interview with Hoda Kotb in an NBC Prime-time Special, Pinkett Smith addressed rumors that she and Will are swingers and have an open marriage, as well as that Will is gay, "I would say that none of that's true," she explained. "I definitely can understand why there would be misunderstandings, but none of it's true."