Red Table Talk host Jada Pinkett Smith stopped by the radio show Sway in the Morning on Wednesday to promote her provocative series. Facebook Watch has picked it up for a second season, and as you may already know, the topics Jada discusses on the show may be refreshing to some and taboo for others.
Jada has put several subjects on the table – how her grandmother taught her how to self-pleasure at age 9, squashing a decades-old unexplainable beef with fellow actress Gabrielle Union, and letting her son Jaden Smith move out of the house at age 15.
All of those topics have personally opened my eyes to how unique one’s upbringing, communication skills and parental styles can be. However, I am still waiting on the edge of my seat for Jada to discuss another unique topic – her marriage.
In her interview with Sway Calloway, Jada promised to give us all what we want very soon. Big Willie himself, Will Smith, will join The Red Table Talk, and Jada made it very clear that they will both be open about their “unique partnership.”
Although they’ve been in headlines over the years for being on the edge of breaking up, Jada makes it very clear that they will never get a divorce. Like, never.
“Here’s the thing about Will and I, it’s like, we are family, that’s never going down! It’s just not! Ever!” she said. “Yeah, because we are family—take out all that whole marriage, relationship, crap—at the end of the day, Will and I are family, I’m going to hold him down.”
I mean, isn’t that the ultimate goal when you take your vows? In order for that to be accomplished, she and Will threw all the traditional ideas of what marriage should be out the window.
“It doesn’t matter, all that relationship and what people think, ideas of a husband and a partner and all that, man, whatever, at the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period,” she continued.
Jada and Will were married in 1997. After 21 years of marriage, it seems that they are two happy people living their best lives while supporting each other’s individuality. So, if they’re able to agree on how marriage should work for them, then kudos! There are way too many people out here divorcing because they thought that what works on TV should have worked for them in real life.
You can watch Jada’s comments about her marriage on Sway in the Morning at the 6:18 mark below.
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