Jada Pinkett Smith says she always knew that her marriage to husband Will Smith would have to be unconventional to stay in it.
The ‘Red Table Talk’ host has been radically open in the past about her marriage to the ‘Suicide Squad’ actor, including revelations about ‘betrayal of the heart’ and figuring out how to be individuals without the other feeling abandoned.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Pinkett Smith again discussed her marriage and how she always knew she was unable to fit in with the conventional “wife.”
“I knew I wasn’t built for the conventional marriage,” she told the outlet. “Even the word” woman “: it’s a golden cage, swallow the key. Even before I got married, I thought, “That will kill me.” So why wouldn’t you tell what you’ve been through when you see that there are other people trying to figure out this nonsense? We have decided to make it public because it is part of the healing. I feel that if we don’t really understand it, I don’t know if interpersonal relationships are possible. “
Although she routinely talks about how she and Smith do not fall into traditional marriages, she took a moment to notice at the outlet that she still believes he is the person with whom she wants to spend her life, no matter how unconventional.
“Will is my life partner and I couldn’t ask for better,” she said. “I love him, I never want people to think it was. I wouldn’t want to get married – he and I talked about this recently.” But I can assure you that some of the most powerful women in the world feel caged and bound because of the sacrifices they have to make to be in that position. So I wanted to talk about how we really feel about marriage. What do we really think about different, unconventional relationships? What do we really think about raising children? Honestly.”
Pinkett Smith previously discussed how radically candid conversations with her family, both privately and through “Red Table Talk,” helped her struggle with some of the bigger problems in her life as she approached the 40s.
“You realize that you need different things to be happy. That was my personal and professional life, “she explained earlier.” I am really in a good place and this specific program has really helped my own personal growth. “
More specifically about “Red Table Talk,” Pinkett Smith explained, “I’m very lucky to have really difficult, transparent conversations with my family.”