Will Smith Said He Once Had So Much ‘Rampant Sex’ After Being Cheated On That It Made Him Physically Ills

Will Smith Said He Once Had So Much ‘Rampant Sex’ After Being Cheated On That It Made Him Physically Ill

The actor claimed that he developed a psychosomatic reaction to having sex where he would sometimes even vomit.

Actor Will Smith attends the Warner Bros. Pictures' "Focus" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Will Smith is holding nothing back in his new memoir titled Will, which was released earlier this month. The 53-year-old actor claimed there was once a time he had so much 'rampant sex' that it would make him ill. Quite literally. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star admitted that he used sex as a coping mechanism after being cheated on at 16 years old. In his book, he got candid about his first serious relationship with a girl named Melanie. The relationship came to an end when Melanie cheated on him while he was away on a two-week music tour.


“I desperately need relief but as there is no pill for heartbreak,” he wrote in his book as per Yahoo News. “I resorted to the homeopathic remedies of shopping and rampant sexual intercourse.” The actor said that he “had only had sex with one woman other than Melanie” at the time. “Over the next few months, I went full ghetto hyena,” Smith continued. “I had sex with so many women, and it was so constitutionally disagreeable to the core of my being, that I developed a psychosomatic reaction to having an orgasm.” Smith said that sex “would literally make me gag and sometimes even vomit”.


Like with another unhealthy coping mechanism Smith learned that the indiscriminate nature of his sexual encounters had no effect on his healing. He realized that he was looking for a meaningful connection. “In every case, though, I hoped to God this beautiful stranger would be ‘the one’ who would love me, who would make this pain go away,” he wrote. “But invariably, there I was, retching and wretched. And the look in the eyes of the women even further deepened my agony.”


According to BuzzFeed News, Smith also recalled in the book how determinedly he tried to “satisfy” wife Jada Pinkett Smith in the initial days of their courtship. “We drank every day, and had sex multiple times every day, for four straight months,” he shared. “I started to wonder if this was a competition. Either way, as far as I was concerned, there were only two possibilities: (1) I was going to satisfy this woman sexually, or (2) I was going to die trying,” he wrote.


The two have been married since 1997 and share two children, Jaden, 23, and Willow, 20 amid their 26-year-long relationship. The actor opened up to GQ about his unconventional marriage. Smith and Jada have engaged in sexual relationships outside of their marriage which surprised many fans. “Jada never believed in conventional marriage … Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” Will said. “So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up.” He added, “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attends the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" at El Capitan Theatre on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)