DARK DAYS: Will Smith has spoken out about ‘failing miserably’ during his marriage to wife Jada
WILL SMITH has revealed that at one low point during his 21-year marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith, she cried for 45 days straight.
The actor disclosed the tumultuous time, which he described as the “the worst he had ever felt in the marriage” in an episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith’s show that streams on Facebook.
Smith has filmed an episode of the show, which he appears in alongside his wife, daughter Willow and mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who co-host the online programme.
Addressing his daughter, a teary-eyed Smith said: “There was a period when mummy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping a diary. It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably.”
In the teaser clip of the episode, which was published on the Red Table Talk Facebook page yesterday, Pinkett Smith reacts in a lighthearted way to her husband’s comments, telling him: “You miss them days.”
The full episode in which Smith details one of the darkest moments of his marriage to the Girls Trip actress, is set to stream next week.
In a trailer for the new series of the show, Smith is shown wiping tears away as Pinkett Smith says: “That’s you crying at the red table. We did get you” – referring to an earlier conversation the pair had before the sit-down in which Smith said: “You not breaking me today, Jada.”
The pair have faced negative press about their marriage over the years, including speculation over divorce and cheating. Both of them have defended their marriage
Speaking on Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast in July, Smith said: “There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”
Red Table Talk sees Pinkett Smith, her daughter and her mother open their home to cameras and famous friends and family members for candid conversations on everything from loss to love.
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