“Being young and pregnant, I didn’t know what to do”: Upsetting Details About Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Relationship Came Out After Chris Rock Oscar Slap

"Being young and pregnant, I didn't know what to do": Upsetting Details About Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's Relationship Came Out After Chris Rock Oscar Slap
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The infamous slap gate scandal involving Hollywood stars Will Smith and Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars opened up a Pandora’s box of controversies between Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. While the Men In Black actor reacted impulsively when defending his wife, the incident also revealed some raw wounds relating to Pinkett Smith’s alleged infidelity.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

In the now-canceled show Red Table Talk, the couple shocked viewers by speaking openly about their relationship which included Jada Pinkett Smith reportedly revealing details of her affair with her son Jaden Smith’s friend August Alsina. In addition, the Madagascar actor also confessed her trepidations regarding the institution of marriage and the pressure it brought.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Was Against Marriage

In a heartfelt discussion on her talk show Red Table Talk, actor Jada Pinkett Smith discussed candidly the institution of marriage with her husband Will Smith, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones. Confessing that she was never keen on getting married, Pinkett Smith spoke of the pressures of pregnancy that pushed her to take the plunge and the fears she faced as a young working pregnant woman.

“I was under so much pressure, being a young actress, being young and pregnant. I didn’t know what to do, but I just knew I never wanted to be married. I just never really agreed with the construct. I just don’t agree with it. I never have, I still don’t. Till death do us part is real for me. It’s just all of the rules and ideas.”

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith spoke candidly in Red Table Talk

The Nutty Professor star who was pregnant with her son Jayden at the time of her marriage to Will Smith, recalled her wedding day to be a disastrous time with many tears and pressures leading up to the big moment. The experience for Smith, on the other hand, was completely different with the Aladdin actor confessing he had always dreamt of tying the knot and having kids.

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The Current Status Of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Marriage To Will Smith

2022 was a rough year for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The infamous slap led to a domino effect of issues between the couple which included shocking confessions about Pinkett Smith’s alleged affair with her son’s friend and her revelation that marriage was never an attraction for her. Will Smith too faced his share of backlash for his behavior towards Chris Rock at the Oscars with many fans and co-actors condemning his actions. According to inside sources, the couple is now trying to put their past behind them and are moving forward to work on their marriage.

“Will and Jada have been on a journey of healing over the last year and have put a lot of effort into their relationship. Will took time off to focus on his mental state. The incident truly brought Will and Jada closer together.”

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

The source also stated that both actors were committed to addressing their problems and working on their issues together to make their marriage work for their own sake as well as for the sake of their children.

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