Study has it that the leading cause of divorce in the current age is finances or lack of. That says much about the structure of relationships in today’s society. In addition, it means that money is seated at the core of what dictates a marriage, a relationship, a partnership or whatever you or yours choose to call it.
I was watching an interview where Will Smith was calling what Jada and he have as a ‘life partnership’. First things first; I have never been heavily invested in these celebrity relationships. Why, you may ask? They let you know exactly what they show you. What that means is that you, we rather, are left glorifying and praising a façade. A fake one. Back to story.
Will and Jada have been in an open relationship for decades. That is not even a lie. However, when asked, they would either sweep it under the rug or give you some cooked ‘intelligent-looking’ reply that leaves you more confused than you were before you even put it across. Then the two would go ahead and post these perfect couple goals pictures and leave the rest of the world wondering what they did to be unlucky at love.
You know, when I first saw that August Alsina was making a comeback by dropping an album that had 20+ tracks in it, I was so ready for it. I have been his fan for a while. Yet, I would have never guessed that he was the side in The Smith’s open relationship. The sad reality is that August had a 1 hour+ interview with Angela where she talked about a lot of things concerning his childhood, losing his brother, grandmother, his sexual assault, black power, a disease that almost claimed his life and left him partially blind and his mental health. Yet, the only thing that blew out of proportion and ended up trending was not his music or anything, but his relationship with the Smiths and how it was Jaden Smith, their son that introduced him to them. That tells you how no one really cares about how you are doing but what they can get from you. August, 27, probably fell hard for a married woman who is way older than him and he ended up in a compromising situation that cost his mental health. There was no way Jada was going to take sides with August at the expense of Will. I mean, they are life partners.
If you are keen, you will realize that The Smith’s call what they have a ‘life partnership’. Not a marriage, not a friendship, not a relationship; nothing. There is a time Will said that Jada has his support in everything. I thought it always is love and support. No?
My take from this is that Will and the Red Table Talk host, Jada Smith, are business partners before anything else. That is why they have been together for 23 years. As we speak, the two have a combined net worth of about $370 million. The Holywood powerhouse has a number of businesses such as Westbrook Global, Jinx, Sandbox VR, Just Goods, Stance and Vastrm among others. The two have greatly invested in the entertainment industry and that shows that they are business partners before anything else. The same applies to power couples such as Jay Z and Beyonce.
Parting shot: Money is a lot of things in a relationship, especially in today’s generation where life gets more expensive with each passing day. Do not fall in love with someone simply because they have money as they are well aware of it and will have an upper hand in the relationship since you are nothing but a liability. You don’t want to be another charity case, do you?