Red Table Talk featured Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and Willow Smith. The popular Red Table Talk episode has been shared on Facebook more than 50,000 times. In it, the Smiths opened up about their marriage, as well as his ex-wife Sheree Fletcher. It was Black Love on display.
Red Table Talk: Will Smith, Divorce and Marriage Talk
“The most successful men in history have been married,” Willow Smith said. “I knew I would squander my life if I was running around.” Will Smith spoke of his first wife hitting him with a divorce filing on Valentine’s Day. When he said no, she said, “So you’re gonna make somebody stay with you who doesn’t love you?” He said nope, and made the throwing up motion.
Jada Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, was originally spotted by Willow Smith – who thought of her as a magical woman. But when he visited the set of A Different World to see her, he got distracted by the beauty of the woman who would become his ex-wife. He opened up to Willow, mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and wife Jada Pinkett Smith about crying at The Palm with Sheree. That’s when he realized he was with the wrong woman.
Will Smith built his house for him
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk show took over the home of Will Smith. He joked about all the cameras in his home. However, he and Jada spilled the secrets that have helped their 20-plus year marriage. They talk for hours in the morning, or any time of the day. There was a moment that launched the communication. Playing Pictionary, she cursed at her husband in front of 20 people at a party, with Trey sitting on his lap. Will Smith hit Jada on the head with a newspaper afterward and admonished her.
“Jada this is the deal: I grew up in a household where I watched my father punch my mother in the face. If you have to talk to me like that, we can’t be together.” Other times, he warned Jada it wasn’t the right time to talk. “I’m impaired. I can’t be loving right now,” Will would tell Jada.
Or, Jada said Willow Smith would tell her, “I’mma leave before I knock your head off.”
Jada Pinkett Smith’s depression revealed on Red Table Talk
As a couple we are magical, Willow Smith noted. “Whip My Hair,” Willow’s song, along with Jada’s show Hawthorne and the Nobel Peace Prize concert all happened within six months. But Jada Pinkett Smith cried 45 days straight, Willow Smith said. I was failing miserably, he said. The outside looked good, but inside things were’t as good. Will built “Her Lake” but it was devastating to accept that he was actually building the house for him.
The “Her Lake” was a cover for Will’s ego. He built a picture of a happy family, since he grew up watching his dad beat his mom. Jada Pinkett Smith had to be at home to raise their two babies, while his life continued. Her acting career was sacrificed for his. She was trapped in a life that she didn’t build or want.
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