Jada Pinkett Smith explains why it’s ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘hard’ to maintain a healthy sex life with Will Smith

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Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the world premiere of ‘Focus’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP
  • Jada Pinkett Smith revealed why maintaining a healthy relationship with husband Will Smith is so hard.
  • She said the couple holds each other accountable to really understand what the other wants out of their sex life.
  • Last month, Will Smith told GQ the couple had an open marriage, saying, “marriage for us can’t be a prison.”

Jada Pinkett Smith explained why maintaining a healthy sex life with husband Will Smith is difficult.

In a recent appearance on Red Table Talk with guest Gwyneth Paltrow, Pinkett Smith came clean about the realities of her sex life.

“It’s hard,” Pinkett Smith said of her physical relationship with Smith.

“The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey,” she said. “We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old. That’s why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know [what you need], especially when it comes to sex.”

Last month, Will Smith told GQ that the couple had an open relationship, saying that Jada “never believed in conventional marriage.”

During her discussion with Paltrow, Jada Pinkett Smith said, “It’s like, ‘Well, if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.’ That’s a huge pitfall.”

“Someone doesn’t read your mind, and we feel crushed,” Paltrow chimed in. “Where do we get that from?”

“You tell me what you need. Tell me what you want, and on top of it, I know that I have to be accountable to do the same … I really try,” Smith added.

“It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy,” she said, “and I think around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.”

Watch the full interview here: