Jada Pinkett Smith shared once again what it’s like to be in a relationship with her husband Will Smith.
The 50-year-old actress and host got candid about her sex life during the latest episode of her talk show, Red Table Talk, together with her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 68, and her guest, Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, who’s also promoting her Netflix series Sex, Love & Goop. They talked about how to maintain a good sex life and how important it is to communicate your sexual desires with your partner.
Jada said, “It’s hard. 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 sex. 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.”
Paltrow commented, “Isn’t it weird, though? It’s like someone doesn’t read your mind and we feel crushed.”
“Crushed!” Jada agreed before adding, “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. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy, and I think around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.”
Will and Jada have been married for over 23 years and they share two children namely Jaden, 23, and Willow, 20. Their relationship has been under a lot of scrutiny and has its own share of rumors.
Jada revealed in July 2020 on her talk show that she and Will separated temporarily years before and she also revealed having an affair with R&B singer August Alsina. But it wasn’t only Jada who had other sexual relationships because the Men in Black actor himself told GQ Magazine in September, “Jada never believed in conventional marriage. Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”- Advertisement -
The actor added, “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”