October 29, 2018
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris‘ Red Table Talk returned for a second season last week and their first guest, Will Smith, sparked some conversations on the truth of their relationship and some harsh realities.
Will: What was your hardest time in our marriage?
“The turning point in our relationship was when I turned 40. That’s when I had a mid-life crisis. Just realizing this next 40 I’ve got to do it my way. This next half has to be directed by my picture for myself…There was so much that wasn’t me I was living. I was trying to live up to an idea for him.”
On why Jada would never divorce Will despite their challenges:
“I put in too much. Period. What is most important to me is my family. I was thinking about our family. We have such a huge extended family and I knew divorce wasn’t necessary. Why create all that disruption. But I told him from the gate, if you marry me, we’re going to be together. We’re going to be under the same roof. You might be on one end of that joker with somebody else and I might be with somebody else, but we gone be in this joker together.”
Addressing those “swingers” rumors:
“We’ve never been swingers. That’s a specific lifestyle. That’s a really specific lifestyle.”
Watch part 2 below. It. Is. GOOD.
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