Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about marriage with Will Smith, revealing they had “betrayals of the heart.” She talks to a couples therapist on her Red Table Talk.
Jada Pinkett Smith appears in the teaser for an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk. Adrienne Banfield-Norris, her mom and Esther Perel, a couples therapist, accompany her in the episode. The 47-year-old actress discusses betrayals within relationships with the therapist.
Pinkett Smith and her husband have experienced several ups and downs during the course of their relationship.
People reports that the topic of divorce came up during the talk, which brought into their conversation the longstanding rumors involving the Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage.
Will Smith also appeared in an episode of Red Table Talk in October 2018. Smith commented, “divorce was never even an option” for the couple. He said the two “broke up” within their marriage and “got back together again. [We] rebuilt with new rules and something way, completely different. ”
In the new episode, Jada Smith asks Perel, “What are the alternatives to divorce? Everybody thinks as soon as you find out there’s been an affair, you have to get a divorce.”
The Smiths have been married for over two decades. For a long time, there has been a lot of speculation about their relationship. However, Jada has offered some insight into what really happened between the two of them during Red Table Talk. The topic of divorce seemed to strike a nerve with Smith since it’s something that comes up pretty often when their marriage is mentioned.
Jada Smith opened talks about what she meant by betrayals of the heart. Smith commented, “I’m asked a lot about, ‘Is there infidelity in your relationship with Will? And it’s like, ‘No, but there’ve been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation. I have to tell you: Me cheating on someone is more devastating than me being cheated on. Yes, it actually taught me to forgive when I got cheated on because I understood. And what I understood most was it didn’t have anything to do with me.”
Smith’s comments were in response to Perel’s perspective on divorce. She explained that many people still have feelings for their partners after they’ve faced things such as infidelity, contempt, and neglect. She said women can feel a certain pressure to get out as soon as they find out that something happened. According to her, things aren’t so cut-and-dry.
Perel said, “God forbid you still love the person who actually cheated on you. Maybe that person is a lot of things and cheated on you. It’s like the shame of staying, now that you can go you’ve got to get out.”
While the couple hasn’t given any details on exactly what happened, it’s clear they’ve both moved past it.
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