#WillSmithChallenge: What Happened When Women Told Men They Were Seeing Them Now

October 24, 2018  |  
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HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures ‘Focus’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

For as much as the culture admires and respects Will and Jada’s relationship, I don’t think any of us were entirely sure about the couple’s origin story. Turns out, it was quite interesting. When Will sat down for his interview on “Red Table Talk,” he and Jada shared it.

Will: I went to sign the divorce papers and I was at the car. And I had Jada’s number. I literally walked right out from there. I called Jada because you had bought a farm in Baltimore. She was not going to live in Hollywood. She had left the business. I said, ‘Ayye Jada what’s up. This Will.’ And I said, ‘Are you seeing anybody?’ She said, ‘Uhh No.’ And I said, ‘Cool, you’re seeing me now.’

Jada: And my dumb ass was like, ‘Okay.’

Will: She got on a plane, came back to LA and never spent one night in the house she bought.

There were so many gems the couple shared during the episode. Personally, I was struck by how much Jada sacrificed herself for their relationship. But other people were more intrigued by the way Will was able to convince Jada to start dating him.

Comedians were discussing it.

Then relationship blogger, Oloni, decided to see what would happen if women turned the tables and did the same thing to men. Not only did she ask them to do it, she asked them to take screenshots of the responses and post them online.

The tweet effectively launched the #WillSmithChallenge

Personally, I cringed at the idea. I would and could never. But there are some bold young ladies out there who were happy to participate.

First, Oloni shared her own screenshot.

Check out the others on the following pages.

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