Jada Pinkett Smith is on a path of healing. In her latest book, “Worthy,” she shares her real experiences in marriage and the world of fame, especially with Will Smith.
Their marriage, often in the public eye, got even more attention when Smith had an altercation with comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars, following a joke about her. At that point, the couple was secretly apart.
In her words, the Oscars incident and its reasons are “Will’s story to tell.” However, she hints that it played a part in bringing them back together.
“I might not have walked in there as his wife,” she reflected, “but I left that night as his wife. And as I sit here today, I am going to be by his side always,” she shared on “CBS Mornings.”
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, often seen as a dynamic duo, took a break in 2016. According to her, this break was beneficial. Their split only hit the headlines last month when Pinkett Smith opened up about it in a People magazine interview.
“I needed time for emotional maturity,” Pinkett Smith explained on “CBS Mornings.” “I was healing deeply, and I had to let go of some wrong thoughts about marriage. I needed to understand what Will should be for me and what I needed to be for myself to have a loving relationship.”
“I had to really do some deep healing,” she added.
On a July 2020 episode of “Red Talk Table,” her podcast, Pinkett Smith and Will Smith revealed her past relationship with R&B artist August Alsina. She explained that they were not a couple then, but the public didn’t know this yet.
Pinkett Smith mentioned that it was Will’s choice to discuss it on the show. She faced criticism as an unfaithful wife, which she says wasn’t true, as they were apart at the time.
Last month, Pinkett Smith shared with the Associated Press that they are still legally married and are finding their way back to each other.
“We love each other…we are figuring out right now as we speak, what that looks like for us. But there’s no being separated. There’s no, ‘we’re going to get divorced,” she said to AP. “I’m not giving up on that dude. And he’s not giving up on me… So, let’s just stop and let’s get to this deep healing and figure this out.”
In her new book, Pinkett Smith reveals her challenging teenage years, filled with drug dealing and a quest for self-worth in a tough environment.
For more than twenty years, she put on a brave face, hiding her struggle with depression and a deep sense of despair that turned into intense turmoil.
Despite seeming to have it all, she admits that her inner issues stopped her from seeing the good in her life.
“I probably did have the perfect life. I just couldn’t see it because there was so much hurt and imperfection within me,” she shared on “CBS Mornings.” “I had to go through a long healing process to get to a place of joy and happiness.”