Will & Jada Talk About Why Jada Never Wanted To Be Married, Her Sacrifices & Discontent

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BURBANK, CA – OCTOBER 22: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Will Smith attend the 26th annual EMA Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

You’ll often see people on social media say things like “If Will and Jada break up, I’ll stop believing in love.” It’s partiially people being dramatic for attention on the Gram or what not. But there is some truth to the idea that for the past twenty years, Will and Jada’s relationship has been what appears to be a shining example of Black love, Black family, Black excellence. And from the outside looking in, all of it is ideal and all of it is perfect. But in today’s episode of the “Red Table Talk,” the two got very open and very honest about the struggles they faced in their relationship and how they overcame them–starting with the fact that Jada never wanted to be married in the first place. Check out highlights and the full episode on the following pages.

How they met…

Jada: The first time I met you was at “The Fresh Prince” and they said I was too short but you were there.

Will: You were on “Different World”

Jada: I actually think I went on one date with Alfonso. We went on one date together.

Will: He took me on a motorcycle or something. So I was like ‘Yo dude, I saw this girl on a “Different World.” Her name is Jada.

I have a thing, I recognize when I see a person if our relationship can be exponential. The first night with Jazzy Jeff, 15 minutes I was like, ‘Yo me and that dude can create.’ I just feel it and I know it when somebody is right for me. First night I met Alfonso. We were playing and I was like ‘Me and that dude are magic.’ When I saw you on “Different World,” it was that thing. The bell rings and I knew that there was something in our energy that would be magic. So I was like ‘Alf hook it up.’

I walked in. I sat down in the audience. And Alf was like, ‘That’s my boy who knows her.’ And I was like, ‘Who’s that girl he’s with?’  The dude who was going to introduce me to Jada was with another girl and it was Sheree. I went to Different World to meet Jada and met Sheree and ended up marrying Sheree and having Trey with Sheree. I didn’t meet Jada that day.

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