During the newest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, the actress, and wife of Will Smith dished on what it was like to overcome her addiction to sex in her formative years. The 46-year-old said that when she was in her twenties, she felt as though everything could be fixed through having sex.
“My sort of addictions jump. They jump around,” the actress remarked, and it took her a long time to settle down and realize that problems have to be addressed directly, rather than medicated with ancillary solutions.
She also became a “gym addict,” and reached “rock bottom” a few times and began drinking a bottle of wine every night by herself.
Smith said, one day, she began reaching for the third bottle of wine while sitting in her house by herself, and she thought, “you might have a problem,” and then quit “cold turkey.”
For the first time ever, Jada’s mom Adrienne Banfield Norris shares details of her 20-year heroin addiction, and how it affected a young Jada Pinkett Smith. Also joining the family is special guest August Alsina, and Will Smith’s youngest sister, Ashley Marie, both of whom have faced addiction.If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, we would like to help you find information about substance misuse, prevention and recovery. Please visit Facing Addiction with NCADD: resources.facingaddiction.org
Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, July 9, 2018
The news of Jada’s revelation comes shortly after Will Smith admitted that he had reached the apex of material pleasures and commodities. The actor, 49, said he realized after achieving nearly everything, that nothing makes one more happy than helping and being useful to others.
During an appearence on TIDAL’s Rap Radar on the 5th of July, he said, “I’ve been to the top of money, I’ve had all the sex that I’ve ever wanted, and I’ve had all of the adoration.”
Will also touched on his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, where he referred to her as not his wife, but his “life partner.” He explained that there is a point where one realizes that you’re with that person for life. It’s no longer a marriage, it’s a lifelong partnership.
As fans of the couple know, they have two children together, Jaden and Willow, who are 19-years-old, and 17-years-old respectively. Will also has a 25-year-old son from another relationship with Sheree Whitfield.