Jada Pinkett Smith Clarifies Remarks About Her & Will Smith’s Sex Life: We’ve NEVER Had An Issue In The Bedroom
Update #1 (Oct. 28): Jada Pinkett Smith is clearing the air on her and Will Smith’s sex life, making it clear they’ve never had a problem.
Original Story: Jada Pinkett Smith can talk about a lot of things, but sex isn’t one of them. In a new episode of her Facebook Watch series, ‘Red Table Talk,’ the 50-year-old actress explains why she and her husband, Will Smith struggle in their sex life after 24 years of marriage.
While talking with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett-Smith says,
“It’s hard! The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. We started in this at a very young age, 22 years old…I think you expect your partner to know [what you need], especially when it comes to sex. It’s like, ‘Well if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.’ That’s a huge pitfall.”
Although Jada admits she’s grown out of that mindset, she says expressing what she wants is still ‘uncomfortable.’ She added,
“Tell me what you need, tell me what you want, and on top of it, I know that I have to be accountable to do the same. I really try [to do that]. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy. I think, around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about a lot and there’s so much fantasy around it.”
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith got married back in 1997. The couple shares two children, Jaden, 23, and Willow, 20, along with Trey, 28, who is Will’s son from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.
The couple made headlines last year after it was revealed that Jada had an ‘entanglement’ with R&B singer, August Alsina. But in a recent interview, Will Smith admits his wife wasn’t the only one who had an extramarital affair.
On his marriage, Will Smith said,
“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.”
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