In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Willow Smith shocks yet again with her views on polyamory.
“The history of marriage irks me,” Willow expressed openly.
In a lively generational debate on marriage and monogamy, Willow opens up about her decision to practice ethical non-monogamy.
Willow’s views on polyamory come after her previous Red Table revelation that she is attracted to women.
U.S data released in 2020 showed the rate of marriage had reached a record low, dropping from 6.9% nationally to 6.5%.
The trend is no different in South Africa with a decrease in the registration of civil marriages of 1.3% and customary marriages by 11.7%.
Traditional marriage has been on a downward spiral with a projection that 25% of millennials will never get married. According to research, marriage has lost the appeal with 70% of millennials.
“With polyamory, I feel like the main foundation is the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you and not just stepping into monogamy because that’s what everyone around you says is ‘the right thing to do,” Willow expressed.
Willow spoke about doing research into polyamory and found that the main reason why divorces occur is because of infidelity.
The American Psychological Association explains that infidelity is responsible for 20-40% of divorces in the U.S
Polyamory (from Greek πολύ poly, “many”, and Latin amor, “love”) is the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the informed consent of all partners involved.