Known as a power couple, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood today. Although it may seem like their endless love for one another is enough to keep their marriage afloat, Will and Jada have actually gone through a lot of tough times as a couple.
In fact, after they wed in 1997, Jada said her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, had questioned how compatible her daughter was to Will because the pair decided to call themselves “life partners” rather than husband and wife.
“She was like, ‘Well, why don’t you guys just divorce?’”Jada recalled on her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk. But after much contemplation, the Different World actress knew she could never be apart from the man of her dreams. “One of the ideas for me is that we’ve built such a beautiful community, we’ve built such a beautiful family … we do well together. Breaking that group and community up for me? It’s just never an option.”
By opening up about her marriage, Jada has shown her fans that not every relationship is perfect. In fact, the Madagascar star said one of the reasons why she started Red Table Talk was because she was “sick of living” up to the expectations that everyone had for her and Will.
“What was really important about Will and I doing that show together — two things: First of all was really to kind of get rid of the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships,” she said. “Us coming together and taking responsibility for both of our parts 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, I’m willing to listen.’”
Scroll through the gallery below to see everything Will and Jada have said about their Hollywood marriage!
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