Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to the rumor that she has an open relationship with hubby Will Smith, dubbing it "the most persistent" rumor that has dogged them during their 16-year marriage.
Asked flat-out, "Is it true?" in a sit-down with Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live, Jada replied, "I think, no, I think people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another and I think because, from how I've answered questions" about how she deals with other women when it comes to being married to a superstar.
Note that the word "no" actually appears in that quote, though it was hardly the highlight of the sentence. Mrs. Smith went on to explain how it works for them.
"I've always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK," she said, emphatically. "Because at the end of the day Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that's not for me to do for him.