Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t shy about discussing her intimate life with Will Smith. During a special episode of Red Table Talk with Gwyneth Paltrow she revealed details about the dynamics of it all.
The host for the Facebook Watch show talked to Paltrow about the challenges of maintaining a healthy s** life in marriage for the actress’s new Netflix show S**, Love & goop, now streaming.
“It’s hard,” Jada said on her “Red Table Talk” platform. “The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. 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 s**. 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 s**, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.”
The couple wed in 1997, and have two children (Jayden and Willow). However, they had their share of ups and downs.
Last month, Will Smith told GQ that the couple aren’t monogamous, saying that Jada “never believed in conventional marriage.”
After years of speculation regarding their open relationship, the “A Different World” star confirmed that she had a fling or “entanglement” with August Alsina during a breakup in her marriage to Will. Will Smith has since revealed that he and his wife have “given each other trust and freedom” to explore other romantic partners throughout the course of their “unconventional” bond.
“I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody,” he said during his November cover interview with GQ. “But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”