Jada Pinkett-Smith is known for finding truth within the lines of media story fantasies, but what if the tables turned – the red table, that is, on her addicting Facebook show Red Table Talk. When world-renowned couples therapist Esther Perel discusses how she’s helped hundreds of couples overcome infidelity Jada had a lot to say about her own personal experiences with her husband Will Smith.
“I’m asked a lot about, is there infidelity with your relationship with Will and I’m like, no, but there have been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation,” said Pinkett. “When you talk about contempt, resentment, neglect, it can just tear your world apart.”
Jada then goes on to explain how the two were living in a world that Will had painted and she felt overwhelmed and exhausted trying to play the “perfect wife.”
“It was important for us both to discover our own autonomy and finding the core of us that wanted to be together outside of the constraints of the traditional ideas of marriage because they weren’t working for us.”
Pinkett shed light on relationships that are expected to run a certain way or be perfect naturally and generally they don’t exist. Lifetime partnerships take understanding and sometimes even taking different paths to get to the same destination. Jada explained how the two who have been married for over twenty-one years had to rebuild their marriage from the ground up again, it wasn’t easy!
She said the rebuilding was “one of the most excruciating processes of my life,” but clearly one that was worth it in the end. Will had said “I’ve never been happier in my life.”
We could all learn a thing or two from Will and Jada’s relationship . Bring on the touchy subjects theres nothing that can’t be talked about at Red Table Talk!