- Jada Pinkett Smith spoke about her response to “groupies” who she thought overstepped in her relationship with Will Smith (who she’s been married to since 1997) on the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series called “Red Table Talk.”
- “There were only like one or two times where I might have gotten a little hostile where I felt like people stepped over a boundary and they were disrespectful,” Pinkett Smith said during a discussion with mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, daughter Willow Smith, Sonya Curry, Ayesha Curry, Callie Rivers, and Sydel Curry.
- The actress went on to say that she’s “had to put myself in Will’s shoes at times” and “have more compassion and more understanding.”
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Jada Pinkett Smith says that she was “hostile” toward “groupies” that she thought overstepped in her relationship with Will Smith.
“There were only like one or two times where I might have gotten a little hostile where I felt like people stepped over a boundary and they were disrespectful,” Pinkett Smith said during the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk” titled “First Ladies of the NBA: Meet the Curry’s.”
She added: “I know who I am, and more importantly, [Will] knows who I am.”
On the show, the actress sat down with mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, daughter Willow Smith, Sonya Curry (the Curry matriarch), Ayesha Curry (a chef and wife of athlete Stephen Curry), Callie Rivers (who’s engaged to Seth Curry), and Sydel Curry (the youngest Curry sibling and an Influencer who’s married to NBA star Damion Lee).
Pinkett’s comments about flirtatious people stemmed from her asking the Currys how they “deal with all the ladies” around their partners. After Banfield-Norris suggested that “the responsibility really is more on the men,” Pinkett Smith said that “have an internal space of confidence” is also a factor in handling those situations.
She went on to say that when these women see power, they react “because it’s a primal thing.”
“I’ve had to put myself in Will’s shoes at times,” the “Girls Trip” star said. “When I really looked at it that way, I really had to have more compassion and more understanding.”
Pinkett Smith and Smith have been married since 1997 and have two children together, Willow and Jaden Smith. The couple has explained that despite exchanging vows more than 20 years ago, they don’t refer to each other as married and don’t feel the need to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
“It’s more of a life partnership,” Pinkett Smith said during a January 2019 episode of “Red Table Talk.” “We don’t really celebrate that day anymore in that sense because the context of our union is totally different.”
Watch the full “Red Table Talk” episode in the video below (Pinkett Smith talks about people crossing boundaries at 10:35).
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