Is Willow Smith Gay/Lesbian? 2010 'Whip My Hair' Rockstar Reveals Fact
Teenage singer Willow Smith, daughter of famous actor spouses Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith, hit the news early in 2010 after her single Whip My Hair became a sensational hit.
The singer whose net worth stands at whopping $4million was caught up in rumors regarding her sexuality after she Instagrammed a picture.
However, the youngest child of the Smith family was spotted going for a movie with her boyfriend, and a month later was in the spotlight after sharing about the ordeals she had to go through after finding fame early as a kid. But as years passed by, she started opening up about her sexuality.
Gay, Lesbian, or Straight?
Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith need no introduction. The power couple is one of the most celebrated and adorable couples in Hollywood.
However, the couple has not always hugged the limelight for all the right reasons, as there have been countless rumors of the couple bearding. There were allegations that Will is gay, and Jada is a lesbian. The couple's marriage was just an easy way to hide about their sexuality made possible by their advisors and publicist.
What's more, the couple's daughter, Willow Smith's sexuality, was the source of gossip to many. The Whip My Hair hitmaker made headlines for all the wrong reasons after posting a photo of her friend on her Instagram in 2015 and captioned it 'I Love Beautiful Females.' The photo sparked Twitterati into a frenzy and set the online news portals into action, with many calling her a lesbian.
Willow Smith's Instagram post suggests she is a lesbian (Photo: pulse.ng)
However, many others were supportive of the teenage star and claimed that loving females did not necessarily mean being a lesbian. And the rumor was put to rest when a representative for Willow claimed that the story was 100% false.
Sexuality Confirmation, Boyfriend
And final nails in the coffins about the singer's sexuality were put out when she was pictured with a handsome hunk in a beach, cozying up in 2016. The singer looked stunning in a red bikini, and the couple was spending quality time together hand in hand.
The hunk was later identified to be R&B singer Tyler Cole. The couple is still going strong after their first public sighting. And the couple were also snapped together having a mid-day movie break on 17th April 2018. They even collaborated for their song 'Afraid " and Fools.'
Interestingly, in June 2019, she made a big reveal about her sexuality during her appearance at Facebook Watch's show Red Table Talk. Along with her grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and mother Jada Pinkett Smith, she discussed the issue of polygamy (the act of having multiple partners) and the reason she was open to it.
Moreover, when asked about the reasons she was in favor of polygamy, she weighed in on the importance of emotional connection that can be explored through polyamorous relationships.
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But the biggest reveal came when the star kid confirmed she would be open to experiencing polygamy with both genders, be it man or woman. In her own words, she quoted,
"There are so many different kinds of people in this world and so many things to learn. That's not aligned with my purpose. Personally, male and female, that's all I need."
Yup, turned out that she is attracted to both sexes, sexually and emotionally. However, as of today, she hasn't officially dated any girls yet.
She's still dating her longtime boyfriend Tyler, and the pair were spotted together on several places on occasions. In October 2019, the lovebirds enjoyed PDA filled moments at a sushi joint on Nobu Malibu.
Willow Smith and boyfriend spending time near Nobu Malibu in October 2019 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
However, for now, chances remain that she will be involved with same-sex relationships in the future as she is out of the closet now.
Struggle After Fame, Hurting Herself
On the second episode of Red Table Talk on 14th May 2016, the 21st-Century Girl singer had spoken about her struggle to handle fame when she was thrust into the limelight after her song Whip My Hair became a mega-hit.
Willow, who was just nine years of age then, struggled with the demands of tours, promotions, and pressure to finish her album. She revealed that she lost her sanity at one point after becoming a singing sensation and was questioning her own identity. She even resorted to hurting herself, as the mental pain became unbearable.
Willow Smith with Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones (Photo: People.com)
She said in the roundtable discussion:
"After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album. And I was like, I’m not gonna do that. And after all of that kinda settled down and it was like a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music. It was just so crazy and I was plunged into this black hole, and I was cutting myself.”
She further clarified that she hurt herself to embrace physical pain amid all the mental turmoils. What's more, she even showed a scar in her hand as a proof of her acts.
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However, she lightened up the mood when she announced that she was now away from her dark past days and had pulled herself out from the pitfall.