The Fresh Prince of Marriage

Will Smith has worn many different hats, from rapper to TV star to the big screen. A few years back, he had hit song devoted to his son called “Just the Two of Us,” in which he gave his son words of wisdom amidst Smith’s divorce from the child’s mother:

I pledge to you I will always do
Everything I can
Show you how to be a man
Dignity integrity honor an
An I don’t mind if you lose long as you came with it
An you can cry ain’t no shame it it
It didn’t work out with me an your mom
But yo push come to shove
You was conceived in love

Having dispensed his parental advice, Smith has now taken on the mantle of marriage expert. Apparently he has found the secret to a happy marriage:

The ‘Men In Black’ star says he and his wife of seven years, actress Jada Pinkett, have made a pact that they can sleep with other people, as long as it isn’t behind each others back.

The smitten pair have researched the subject by meeting up with high-profile divorced couples, including Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, to find out what went wrong.

Ahh, honesty before fidelity. How refreshing. Which leads me to this question: is honesty really honesty if you’re living in a complete fantasy world? Just what kind of “dignity integrity honor an” are you teaching the boy now, Will?

Hat tip: Family Scholars Blog