Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals How Quarantine Is Affecting Her Marriage -- Feels Like She Doesn't Know Will Smith 'At All'
There are so many moving parts in everyday life that only now due to things slowing down are people having time to self-reflect and simply observe. For couples with or without children, it may be bringing a partnership closer together or further apart.
For Jada Pinkett Smith, she is realizing that she may not know her husband of two decades as well as she thought she did, In fact, she even said that she doesn't know him 'at all.'
During a new episode of Red Table Talk, Jada brought on her marriage counselor where she shared her struggles in quarantine along with the struggles of other couples.
While speaking about her movie star husband, Jada got very candid.
'I have to be honest: I think one of the things that I realize is that I don't know Will at all. Let me tell you: I feel like there's a layer that you get to, right? Life gets busy, and you create these stories in your head. And then you hold onto these stories and that is your idea of your partner. But that's not who your partner is. So, [it's] going through the process of having to dissolve all the stories and all of the ideas of Will that I have built around those stories.'
She went on to say that they are learning to love themselves individually and also learning to be friends.
Jada also talked about their arguing style.
She admits in a disagreement, she has a tendency to go straight to fighting.
However, she is trying to be more conscious of how she handles those situations.
'I'm really kind of in a position where that is really not the option, you know what I mean?'
Her coping mechanism includes 'having to really just take a breath, take a minute, sit on my hands before I say or do anything - recognizing I'm in fight, so be quiet, don't say anything.'
This comes after the couple has redefined what they are to each other.
Instead of using the terms 'husband and wife,' they prefer to say they are 'life partners.'
It's refreshing to see the couple be so open about their 22-year long marriage.