Jada Pinkett Smith Says Being in Quarantine Makes Her and Will Get to Know Each Other Again
Admitting that she apparently doesn’t ‘know Will at all,’ the ‘Gotham’ alum says she’s enjoying the ‘intimacy’ that is getting to know her loved one ‘beyond that which we have perceived.’
- Apr 30, 2020
AceShowbiz – Coronavirus lockdown has compelled Jada Pinkett Smith to look at her husband differently. Having been stuck in self-isolation with Will Smith because of the global pandemic, the former lead actress on “Hawthorne” opened up about how the difficult situation forced the two of them get to know each other all over again.
The 48-year-old discussed the impact of COVID-19 to her 23-year marriage on the Wednesday, April 29 episode of Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk“. Sitting down with Pastor John Gray, his wife Aventer, her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris and 19-year-old daughter Willow Smith, she dished, “I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all.”
“Let me tell you, that’s been something: To be married to someone for 20-some odd years and then realize, ‘I don’t know you and you don’t know me,’ ” the mother of two elaborated her statement. “But also realizing there’s an aspect of yourself you don’t know either.”
As for why she felt that way, the “Angel Has Fallen” actress admitted the reality was different from what she pictured in her head. “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,” she explained.
Nevertheless, Jada assured that she and Will were working on things and tried to learn to be “friends.” Sharing step in getting to know each other once again, she added, “Because you get into all of these ideas about what intimate relationships are supposed to look like, what marriages are supposed to be. So 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, right? And us building a friendship along the way.”
The mother of Jaden Smith additionally noted that she herself is “going through the process of having to dissolve all of those stories and all the ideas of Will” to rebuild their relationship. She further commented, “It’s challenging. You’re forced to look at things differently.”
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