May 13, 2020

Jada Pinkett Smith Realized She Doesn't Know Husband Will Smith at All Amid Quarantine

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The Red Table Talk co-host talked about her marriage to actor Will Smith and how the pandemic and quarantine have affected their 23 years relationship.

During the last episode of Facebook Watch, co-hosted by her daughter Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, the topic of conversation was centered on relationships amid the quarantine.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attends the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" at El Capitan Theatre on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. I Image: Getty Images.


Speaking about the new dynamic the pandemic has forced upon their relationship, Pinkett Smith touched on her own marriage to Smith. After 23 years of marriage to Smith, Pinkett Smith said:

"I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all…"



Their family life is the subject of constant scrutiny, as they share three children (two of their own and one from Will Smith’s previous relationship) who have all made names for themselves. The petite actress and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star first started dating in 1995 and tied the knot in 1997.


Smith was married to Sheree Zampino from 1992 to 1995. They shared a son, Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, born in 1992. Trey Smith is a music producer and uses the name AcE Nation for much of his work.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s first child together was born in 1998, named Jaden Christopher Syre Smith. Their second child together was born two years later, in 2000, named Willow Camille Reign Smith, and is the only daughter of the couple.



Just 23 years of marriage are not enough for Pinkett Smith to well know her husband. The actress made the confession during her Facebook Watch as she reflected and discussed how relationships can have new pressure points amidst the current coronavirus lockdown.


She said that this situation forced her to look at things differently. “Because you get into all of these ideas of what intimate relationships are supposed to look like, what marriages are supposed to be.” She added.

The actress interviewed 'world-renowned intimacy counselor' Michaela Boehm on the panel, and notes that she is a personal counselor for Will and her. Michaela discussed the different responses to stress, breaking them down into 'fight,' 'flight,' and 'freeze.' Jada acknowledged that she go straight to fight.


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