Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith are, perhaps, one of the most charismatic and influential couples in Hollywood right now. But according to Jada, they almost didn’t get married in the first place.
It’s a hard thing to imagine considering they’ve been together for 21 years and counting. In a new episode of Jada’s show on Facebook, Red Table Talk, advertised on Monday, the 50-year-old Hollywood star, Will, revealed some personal details about their romance.
According to Will, he was falling in love with Jada while still in a marriage to Sheree Zampino, whom with he shares one child. His mother-in-law, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and his seventeen-year-old daughter, Willow, were there as Will explained his divided feelings regarding his wife-of-the-time, Sheree, and his crush, Jada.
Will explained that he and Jada first met when she was auditioning for the role on Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The I, Robot star admitted that he had an instant connection with her that was undeniable.
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“I knew there was something in our energy that would be magic,” the Wild Wild West alum remarked, adding that he went to the set of A Different World just to see her there.
Fortunately for Will, his dreams to be with Jada came to fruition, when he and Zampino got divorced on Valentine’s Day. At first, Will was devastated, almost refusing to go along with the process.
Sheree told Smith that he would be making a woman who doesn’t love him stay. In 1995, they called it off for good. It was all history after that, and Will and Jada became one of Hollywood’s most notorious couples.
Moreover, Pinkett-Smith claims it was Adrienne Banfield-Jones, her mother, who encouraged them to get married because the idea of having a child out of wedlock was looked down upon in their family.
The 47-year-old revealed that she was under “so much pressure being a young actress,” in addition to a pregnancy as well. She didn’t know what she wanted, but one thing she did know for certain was that she never wanted to get married. Jada stated that she cried to herself when she was pregnant with Jaden, but ultimately, it ended up being the right decision.