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Jada Pinkett Smith cried on her ‘terrible’ wedding day, admitting she ‘never wanted to get married’.
On an episode of Red Table Talk released on October 22, 2018, Jada sat down with husband Will, daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and openly admitted that she “never agreed to the construction of the marriage” and yet always not.
The latest revelation comes amid massive speculation about the nature of Jada and Will’s relationship since the infamous Oscars hit moment on Sunday, March 27. Will walked onstage at the 2022 Oscars and punched Chris Rock for a joke he told about Jada.
Looking back on their wedding day on December 31, 1997, Jada openly shared how she felt getting pregnant (by Jaden) and getting married.
On the episode of Red Table Talk, after finding out she was pregnant, she said she “cryed all night” because she didn’t want her life to change. “I really didn’t want to get married,” Jada said. Will added: “We only got married because Gammy [Banfield-Jones] was crying.”
During the conversation, Jada reiterates several times that she never wanted to get married, while Banfield-Jones explains how strongly she felt the two should get married.
“I was under so much pressure, being a young actress, being young and pregnant,” added Jada, “I didn’t know what to do, but I just knew I never wanted to get married.”
She continued: “I didn’t want to get married, and now Gammy has walked up to Will, crying about how I don’t want to have a wedding, now I’m forced to get married when I really just wanted us to be together [her and Will] on a mountain, because this is serious business.” Jada’s mother apologized for not respecting her wishes at the time.
Jada, Will and Banfield-Jones all recalled how “horrible” the wedding day itself was, in part due to the fact that Jada was three months pregnant at the time. Banfield-Jones said: “The wedding was terrible. It was a mess, Jada was sick, she was very unpleasant. When she was sick, she was uncooperative.”
“I was so upset that I had to get married. I was so p*****,” said Jada. “I went down the aisle crying. I cried all the way.” Meanwhile, Will, who says everything he’d wanted to get married and start a family since age five, was excited on the wedding day.
When the episode of Red Table Talk aired, Jada and Will had been married for over twenty years. Will asked Jada, “What was the basic bump about the idea of marriage in general that you were against?”
She replied, “I just never really agreed with the build. I just don’t agree with it. I never did, still don’t. Till death do us part is real to me. It’s just all the rules and ideas.” She’s then asked if it’s a woman’s construct she doesn’t agree with, and Jada confirms that they’re things you “can’t do” as a woman she doesn’t like.
This latest revelation comes in a long line of unearthed material from Jada and Will’s past. Retrieved footage shows Will begging Jada to stop discussing their marriage in an old Instagram Live clip, another Red Table Talk moment revealed that throwing a party for Jada’s 40th birthday was a “low point” for Will.
Will and Jada have been married for almost 25 years now and over the years, Jada has publicly praised her husband on many occasions. In August 2009 she said: Form that it is important for a couple to ‘be friends first’.
“Will knows more about me than my friends.” She added: “Passion and fire come and go, but friendship lasts forever.”
She also discussed why she thinks she and Will work so well together. She explained: “Will and I are yin and yang. He’s all air, vast and clear and floating, and I’m all the earth. I’m here to ground him, and he’s here to help me fly .”
Jada told the same publication in December 2014 that mentally challenging each other is a bonus in a relationship. “It’s a big turn for me to be spiritually and intellectually challenged by Will. For me, it’s like foreplay,” she said.
Adding to the speculation about their marriage, rapper August Alsina has released a new song with lyrics about his affair with Jada while she was married to Will.
After the blow, Will publicly apologized to Rock on social media and has since stepped down from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.