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Will Smith on Celebrating 20 Years With Jada Pinkett Smith: “It’s Certainly Not What I Pictured”

A-list couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are gearing up to celebrate a milestone anniversary! The two will mark 20 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve of this year, and they’re definitely ready for it. “Two decades. When you’re married with somebody that long and we were talking about it, we [were] like, ‘You know, it’s 20 years, what are we gonna do?’ She was like, ‘We’re gonna high-five and keep it moving,'” Will told E! News at an LA event on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Will and Jada tied the knot back in 1997 and now share children Jaden, 19, and Willow, 17. Will also has a son, Trey, 25, from a previous marriage.

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“It’s really interesting, it’s like, when you see couples that have been together long and you have that look between them and you just know, if you haven’t been with somebody that long, you just can’t really say the thing where you get to that place where you find the magic in the mundane, where you’re not seeking the high stimulus and all of that ravaging, craving — it’s just really simple and really easy, you know,” Will continued. “It’s certainly not what I pictured in my mind… what it’s supposed to be. It’s like, unconditional love is a whole lot harder and different than it looks in the movies.”

The actor previously opened up about going through therapy to save his marriage. “I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling,” he revealed to The Sun. “What happens in a marriage once you do counseling [is] the truth comes out. And you sit across from your wife and you’ve said all of your truth and she has said all of her truth. You look at each other and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now [that] the truth is out.”

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“It creates a dark moment. But for me it’s the dark before the dawn. When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are,” the Suicide Squad star said. “I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.” Luckily, he and Jada seem to be in a solid place with their relationship, and are ready to celebrate 20 years together on New Year’s Eve!

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