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Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith Open Up About Their Attraction to Women

The mother and daughter both say that they've "swooned" when it comes to women.

On the latest episode of their talk show Red Table Talk, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris welcomed Niecy Nash. The actor and comedian was on the show to talk about her recent marriage to Jessica Betts. Fans were surprised when Nash, after being married to two men, married a woman, especially because her new relationship wasn't public knowledge before she shared their happy wedding news on Instagram.

But, before Nash was brought out, the granddaughter, mother, and grandmother hosting trio spoke about whether they have ever been attracted to women. All three shared that they have been interested in the idea of being with a woman on some level.

This is a topic Willow has opened up about on the show before, but this conversation included more insight into how all three women view their sexuality. Read on to see what they had to say. And for more on the Pinkett Smith family, check out Jada Pinkett Smith Regrets Doing This One Thing With Her Kids.

Willow feels like she could fall in love with a woman. 

Willow Smith on "Red Table Talk" in March 2021
Red Table Talk/Facebook

During the conversation at the beginning of the show, Jada told Willow, "I could see you falling in love with a woman one day." Her 20-year-old daughter responded, "I've had my fair share of like swooning and being like, 'Oh my God, she's so beautiful. She's so talented.'"

But, she said that while she's had feelings for women already, she hasn't fallen in love. "I don't feel like I've been in love with a woman just yet, but I definitely feel like it could happen, because I've had very strong feelings for women before," she continued.

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Jada said she has also "swooned" about women.

Jada Pinkett Smith on "Red Table Talk" in March 2021
Red Table Talk/Facebook

"I love being amongst women, but I never could connect to women romantically. But that's not to say that it couldn't be, you just never know," Jada said.

But, when Willow brought up swooning, Jada replied, "I swooned a lot. I will say that. I've had two times I've been infatuated with a woman … early, early on, like [age] 20." Jada also said that Willow once told her that she could see her being in a relationship with a woman if she and Will Smith ever broke up. "I was like, what?" Jada said.

Banfield-Norris said that she never explored the idea of being romantically involved with a woman, but she has thought about what it might be like to try sexually. "It just seems like sexually it would be extremely pleasurable," she said. This made Jada crack up laughing, and Willow said, "Let's put it on the table. It's out there!" But, Banfield-Norris added, "I think it's too late in my life to be that experimental."

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Willow has opened up about her sexuality on the show before.

Willow Smith on "Red Table Talk" in June 2019
Red Table Talk / Facebook

During an episode of Red Table Talk in 2019 that featured a throuple, Willow said that she is interested in men and women, and that she is interested in the idea of being in a relationship with both at once.

"I love men and women equally, and so I would definitely want one man, one woman," she said. "I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people. I'm not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences. I focus a lot on the emotional connection, and I feel like if I were to find two people of different genders that I really connected with and we had a romantic and sexual connection, I don't feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more."

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Jada felt that she could relate.

Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Willow Smith on "Red Table Talk" in June 2019
Red Table Talk / Facebook

Jada and Banfield-Norris were surprised that Willow would want to be in a throuple, but agreed that they want her to do what makes her happy and to learn about relationships on her own terms.

Jada said she could somewhat relate to the idea of a throuple, because of Will still being in contact with his ex-wife and the mother of his son Trey Smith, Sheree Zampino. "You know what's so interesting, though, why it's so not foreign for me, is that I've had a non-sexual throuple for years with Sheree," she said. "When you have your husband that is taking care of another women and spending time with another woman, it's the same thing."

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Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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