Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted that she is ‘still learning’ about her husband Will. The couple – who met in 1994 and tied the knot in 1997 – have been rather open about the ups and downs of their marriage. Now, Jada has lifted the lid on their personal life even more with her confession that she’s still coming to understand actor Will.
Speaking frankly during an interview with NBC, Jada admitted:
“You think you know the person you’re with after 15 years. But that’s not true. I’m learning more. I’m just learning more about myself and so is he. That’s what this is all about. Learning and growing together.”
The surprising statement comes less than one year after Will – famed for movies such as Independence Day and I Am Legend – spilled the beans about the couple’s history of marriage counselling. In 2016, he told The Sun:
“I’ve done a lot of marriage counselling. What happens in a marriage once you do counselling, the truth comes out. You look at each other and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now the truth is out.”
During the same interview, Will also made reference to a ‘dark moment’ between the pair. He said:
“[Counselling] creates a dark moment. But for me it’s the dark before the dawn. When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are.”
To this day, it’s still unclear what he was referring to.
Will and Jada – who share kids Jaden, 19, and Willow, 16 – have been bogged down with rumours of affairs and cheating ever since Will hinted that they were both open to starting extra-marital relationships in 2005. He said:
“Our perspective is that you don’t avoid what’s natural. You’re going to be attracted to people. In our marriage vows, we didn’t say ‘forsaking all others’.”
Is there more to come?
Jada and Will don’t seem to have any qualms about letting the public know details about their marriage. While the world may never really know what goes on behind closed doors, it’s clear the twosome aren’t just interested in painting a rosy picture of their relationship and are staying realistic.