Actor Will Smith presents his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power award onstage during 2015 'Black Girls Rock!' BET Special at NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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In a recent radio interview, Jada Pinkett Smith explains why she trusts Will Smith and puts those open marriage rumors to rest.

Charli Penn
Jun, 04, 2015

Okay, world, you can stop saying that Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith are in an “open marriage.” They’re not. And, this comes straight from the misses’ mouth. In a recent radio interview with Howard Stern, the host asked Pinkett-Smith to set the record straight.

“Look I'm not here to be anybody's watcher,” Pinkett-Smith responded. I’m not his watcher. He's a grown man….Here is what I trust: The man that Will is is a man of integrity. So he's got all the freedom in the world. So as long as Will can look at himself in the mirror and be OK? I'm good.”

For the record: That doesn’t sound like a hall pass to us.

The notoriously candid actress went on to say that although she felt she was “too damn young” when she got married at 25, she credits the success of her 18-year marriage to Smith with him being a “gangster partner.”