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“Oh sh*t, am I about to pass out?”: Will Smith Had a Nervous Breakdown and Cried Out of Guilt After Meeting Jada Pinkett Smith

"Oh sh*t, am I about to pass out?": Will Smith Had a Nervous Breakdown and Cried Out of Guilt After Meeting Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have been together since 1995. They tied the knot in 1997, and ever since then, their relationship has been just as entertaining as their films. Will Smith reveals the emotional depth of his first encounter with Pinkett Smith. In his latest autobiography, Will, the actor describes the experience as a nervous breakdown.


Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Enduring Connection

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

Fans have been enthralled by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s romance for over twenty years. Their relationship, which began in 1995 and culminated in their marriage in 1997, has been fascinating to observe, fraught with difficulties, and lauded for its steadfastness.

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The beloved actor reveals the emotional turmoil he endured after meeting Jada Pinkett Smith for the first time in his candid and deeply personal autobiography titled Will. Will Smith says he was so overwhelmed with guilt after this incident that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

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It’s unclear how or when Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith first connected, but their friendship has profoundly affected their lives. Although Pinkett Smith wasn’t cast as his on-screen girlfriend, Smith remembers seeing her at an audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

In addition, he recalls going to a taping of A Different World to meet Pinkett Smith, even though the show had ended in 1993. These opportunities had been missed, but fate still had more in store for the pair.

Will Smith and his wife of 25 years didn’t have a chance to talk until they ran into each other at a bar. At the time, Smith was already married to Sheree Zampino and was working to save their relationship when they met, so things were complicated for both.


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When Will Smith Had A Nervous Breakdown

From Tupac to apartheid, college basketball to Ganesh, and Eastern mysticism, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s conversation covered many topics far beyond the superficial. Their bond was deep, and they seemed to have retreated to a secret place where they could enjoy the curiosity that fueled their friendship without worrying about finding answers.

They realized that being together was the key to their happiness. The father of 3’s health deteriorated throughout the night as he struggled to cope with the gravity of the situation. Smith’s health deteriorated suddenly while they were having dinner with Sheree Zampino and talking while Trey Smith stayed with his grandmother.


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Will Smith
Will Smith

The lightheadedness and the odd, dry, metallic taste in his mouth alarmed him, and he wondered if he were about to pass out. Zampino voiced concern for her husband’s health. Smith, attempting to conceal his discomfort, went to the bathroom. Overwhelmed by intense emotions, he locked himself in a bathroom stall to calm down.

“Everything was perfectly pleasant, but suddenly I started to feel light-headed. There was a weird, dry, metallic taste forming in my mouth. I tried to breathe through it. I was thinking, Oh sh*t, am I about to pass out?”

The long-lasting romance between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is an example to many. As fans marvel at The Smith’s connection, their commitment to one another has endured ups and downs, proving that nothing can come between two souls meant to be together.


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