During Wednesday’s Facebook Watch episode of Red Table Talk, the actress, along with co-hosts, daughter Willow and her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Jada chopped it up with Pastor John Gray and his wife Aventer about marriage and pandemic. During their conversation, the actress touched on her own marriage to Smith.
“I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all,” she said of her husband of 23 years.
When her mother questioned her further about it, Pinkett Smith responded, “I feel like there’s a layer that you get to, life gets busy and you create these stories in your head and then you hold onto these stories and that is your idea of your partner, that’s not who your partner is.”
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And now that the COVID-19 quarantine has forced them to spend more time together, Jada said she’s “going through the process of having to dissolve all of those stories and all the ideas of Will.”
“This is intimacy,” she added. “Just being able to get to who our loved ones are beyond that which we have perceived.”
Pinkett Smith continued, “The thing that Will and I are learning to do is be friends. You get into all these ideas of what intimate relationships are supposed to look like, what marriages are supposed to be,” she explained.
“Will and I are in the process of him taking the time to learn to love himself, me taking the time to learn to love myself and us building a friendship along the way,” she said.
“Red Table Talk: airs Wednesdays on Facebook Watch at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.