Willow told her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, and grandmother, Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris, that “antiquated” monogamy often leads to cheating. She values the honesty of polyamorous unions and says she isn’t bowing to the pressure from society to seek a less conventional lifestyle.
“With polyamory,” she said. “I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you and not just [to be] stepping into monogamy because that’s what everyone around you says is the right thing to do.
She delved deeper into why she gravitated towards the lifestyle, explaining the benefits.
“I mean, I’ll give you an example. Let’s say you haven’t always been the kind of person that wanted to have sex all the time, but your partner is. Are you gonna be the person to say, you know, ‘Just because I don’t have these needs, you can’t have them either?’ And so that’s kind of one of the reasons why I actually was interested in poly because I was introduced to it through kind of a nonsexual lens,” she added.
Willow was also sure to add that being polyamorous does not mean that she’s having any more sex than her peers. In fact, it’s the opposite.
“In my friend group, I’m the only polyamorous person, and I have the least sex out of all of my friends.”