Jada Pinkett Smith Says She & Will Smith Were ‘Sick Of’ Living Up To The Perfect Idea Of Marriage
The pair married in 1997 and have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998). Will has a son Trey (born in 1992) from his previous marriage to Sheree Zampino.
From fighting off divorce rumors to explaining how they redefined marriage in a way that works for them, the power couple has given fans a peek into their personal lives like never before. Now, she’s explained why it was important for Will to make an appearance on her Red Table Talk show and give fans the reality about their relationship and marriage in general.
“What was really important about Will and I doing that show together — two things — first of all was to get rid of the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships. We were kind of sick of living up to that. We were real sick of it.”
Now that they’ve shared their story, Jada said they’re out here saving other marriages.
“And also Will being the successful guy that he is and being willing to share what his pitfalls were in the relationship and in his family, you can’t imagine how many other successful men called and said, ‘Wow, my wife has been saying the same thing for years. Because you said it, it opened my eyes and because you said it, now I’m willing to listen.'”
Jada, who has opened up about taking time for herself in her marriage, said she’s happier now than she’s ever been before.
Will appeared on a two-part special of Red Table Talk in October. While there, Will shared the true ups and downs of their marriage.
“Externally our family was winning. There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight. I started keeping a diary. It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably… I felt that money and winning made a good relationship.”
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