On a recent episode of Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jada Pinkett Smith talked about her hit Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk” and why it was important for her to share the platform with husband, Will Smith.
Will appeared on the show, and the two divulged intimate details about the trials they have faced as a married couple. Jada says she wanted to have the conversation to dispel the myth that celebrity relationship are without flaw.
“What was really important about Will and I doing that show together — two things: First of all was really to kind of get rid of the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships,” Pinkett Smith told the host.
“We were kind of sick of living up to that. We were real sick of it. And then second of all, really having myself and Will come and talk about our relationship — sometimes you see just women do it alone or you just see a guy do it.”
The mom of two saw the moment as not only healing for her and her hubby, but for anyone else who tuned in to hear their story.
“Us coming together and taking responsibility for both of our parts and also Will being the successful guy that he is and being willing to share what his pitfalls were in the relationship and in his family, you can’t imagine how many other successful men called and said, ‘Wow, my wife has been saying the same thing for years. Because you said it, it opened my eyes and because you said it, I’m willing to listen,’” Pinkett Smith continued.
“The journey between Will and me… we have come to such a beautiful place,” she said, giving a nod to Red Table for helping her find her voice.
“I feel like we have a stronger bond than we even had in the beginning.”