Jada Pinkett and Will Smith have been making headlines in the recent days after Jada revealed that they have been separated since 2016.
Despite living separately for 7 years, Jada now says that they are working very hard to restore their relationship.
Speaking in an interview with NBC, which was aimed at promoting her memoir, Worthy,
“We are in a place now that we are in a deep healing space. And we are really concentrating on healing the relationship between us…We are working very hard at bringing our relationship together back to a life partnership. He can’t be this perfect idealized husband. I have to be able to accept him for the human he is. He has to accept me for the human I am. And we want to love each other there,” she said.
She also recently said that she received a heartfelt letter from Will Smith that left her lost for words. It was part of a her book launch, her memoir ‘Worthy’.
In the letter, Will Smith began by showering Jada with support and affection.
He wrote, “I applaud and honor you. If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more… I love you endlessly. Now go get some Merlot and take a rest.”
Jada Pinkett Smith responded to her husband’s suggestion saying, “He knows I can’t have no Merlot. That’s beautiful. That’s why I can’t divorce that joker.”
She said she had considered a legal divorce but could not go through with it because she was determined to work through it.
When asked if the couple might live in the same house again, she agreed they might.
Previously there had been speculation about the couple’s marriage in 2020 after the pair discussed on her Facebook show Red Table Talk that Pinkett Smith had been in an “entanglement” with artist August Alsina.
The actors met in 1994 when she auditioned for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and later married in 1997.
The pair have two children together – Jaden Smith and Willow Smith – along with Trey Smith, Smith’s son from his first marriage.
Will Smith has since broken silence on the ongoing bombshell on their marriage. He has supported Jada saying that she kind of woke him up and that he has now realized that she is more resilient, clever and compassionate than he’d understood.
“When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties,” he said as quoted by the New York Times.
The estranged couple hit news headlines when Will Smith stormed the stage at the Oscars and slapped Chris Rock last year, over a joke on Jada.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your [expletive] mouth,” he yelled.