Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have to be one of the most gossiped about couples in the celebrity realm. They are also one of the most loved couples. While rumors once swirled of the couple getting a divorce and being swingers, the more beautiful truth about the Hollywood couple’s relationship was revealed on Jada’s Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk.
On a previous episode, the couple discussed a time when their family’s careers were prospering, but their love life was so bad Jada “woke up and cried for 45 days straight.”
In Monday’s episode, Will opened up about what he and Jada did to work on their relationship. They revealed that their marriage hit its lowest point when Will planned Jada’s 40th birthday party—but deep down, he really planned it for himself, not for her.
“The day after her 37th birthday, I hired a team to orchestrate her 40th birthday,” Will said. He hired R&B star Mary J. Blige to perform, and hired a documentary crew showcase footage of her late grandmother. “It was going to be the thing that lifted her out of this midlife crisis, and it was going to be my deepest, most beautiful proclamation of love,” Will said.
But things went life. During Jada’s epic 40th bash, Jada got emotional hearing tapes of her late grandmother, and still had to sit through the rest of the party. She wanted to cancel it, but Will didn’t agree. “She told me that the party was the most ridiculous display of my ego,” he recalled. “Crushed, right? To this day I know I was crushed because it was true. It wasn’t a party for her.”
Jada is Will’s heart. So the two decided to heal their relationship. Will revealed that he took two years away from Hollywood to work on himself and his marriage.
The couple “broke up” and “got back together” within their marriage, with new rules. Now, the couple doesn’t define themselves as married—instead, their bond is something different. “It’s a life partnership in the sense that we’ve created a foundation together that we know is for this lifetime,” Jada said.
“We have devoted ourselves to each other in a spiritual, emotional sense,” Will said. “Whatever she needs, she can count on me for the rest of her life.”
Watch the full segment below: