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Quarantine Made Me Realise I Don’t Know Will Smith – Jada Pinkett-Smith Says Of Husband Of 23 Years

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage)

Hollywood couple Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith may have been married for 23 years but that doesn’t mean they know all there is to know about each other.

Jada has revealed that being quarantined with Will has made her realize she doesn’t know her husband at all.


The actress made this known on her “Red Table Talk” show telling her daughter, Willow, and mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, that life got so busy, she doesn’t know the true guy underneath his big personality.

Jada told her guest, Pastor John Gray:

“I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all, 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.”

The couple tied the knot in 1997 and have two children 21-year-old Jaden Smith and 19-year-old Willow Smith.
Jada goes on to disclose that they are learning to love themselves first then loving each other as friends. According to her, he two are “going through the process of having to dissolve all of those stories and all the ideas of Will,” in order to really know who he is. She says:
“This is intimacy. Just being able to get to who our loved ones are beyond that which we have perceived.
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. “Let me tell you, that’s been something, to be married to somebody 20-some odd years and realize I don’t know you and you don’t know me and also realizing there’s an aspect of yourself you don’t know either.”
48-year-old Jada also talked about other issues like how she has a ‘fight’ response to stress and has to tell herself ‘don’t say anything’ while she calms down ‘into a different space.’
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