Jada Pinkett Smith is not one to hold back when it comes to discussing her private life - the actress has been very open during her popular Red Table Talk web show.
Jada's mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Jada's daughter, Willow Smith, are permanent hosts on Red Table, with other family members frequenting as guests.
In one of the most famous episodes, Jada actually invited Will's ex-wife, Sheree Zampino Fletcher, on to the show. The two women spoke candidly about their rocky relationship but revealed that they had become a strong unit, and support each other in the bringing up of their children.
Pinkett Smith's show really does evoke thought-provoking conversations about family, identity, self, and society.
In the most recent episode, Jada sits down along with her mother and daughter and speaks to her husband, Will. Although her Fresh Prince husband is well aware of how deep Jada goes during these talks, when questioned about his drinking, he struggles to respond. Relentless, Jada refuses to remove the card from the table, forcing Will to talk openly.
Continue scrolling to learn about the intriguing relationship between Jada and Will.
We will also discuss whether what Will revealed during the Red Talk has damaged the world's perception of this supposedly perfect marriage...
Will and Jada got together in 1995.
via: Getty Images.Smooth as ever, Will didn't waste any time in asking Jada to be his girlfriend. Apparently, Will asked Jada if she was seeing somebody. When the actress confirmed that she was not, in fact, seeing anybody, he said: "Cool, you’re seeing me now."
Sometimes, when you know, you just know.
via: Getty Images.According to Will, he knew that Jada was the one after watching her in the show, A Different World. Sitting at home, seeing Jada play Lena James on the popular college TV show, he knew that they were well suited. He recalled: "I knew there was something in our energy that would be magic."
Jada and Will had actually already met.
via: Getty Images.In an ill-twist of fate, which could have seen these two have a fairy-tale romance, Jada was turned down from playing the part of Will's girlfriend when she auditioned for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air role in 1994.
Nia Long ended up bagging the role.
via: Getty ImagesApparently, Jada was considered to be too short and so the part went to Nia Long. Fate brought them together again, though! Jada's height certainly wasn't a problem for real-life Will...
The fact that Will was married did throw a spanner into the works.
Will Smith was riddled with heartache.
via: IMDb.comKnowing that he had married the wrong woman weighed heavily on Smith's chest. Smith recalled the conflicting time on another episode of Red Table Talk. The actor spoke frankly and said that he realized that it was Jada he wanted while having a meal with his ex-wife. He said: "I was sitting in a stall and I was crying and laughing uncontrollably, and I knew [Jada] was the woman I was supposed to be with, but I was never getting divorced...I went back out, sat down with Sheree and started going back on with my life." Heavy, right?
Fortunately, everything worked itself out.
via: Getty Images.Morally conflicted Will couldn't bring himself to break up his marriage and the family he had with his first wife and their son, Trey. Fortunately, Sheree didn't like being married to Will very much and asked to separate - sometimes, it's just not meant to be. As soon as Will was free, he called up Jada, asked if she was seeing anybody.... and well, the rest is history!
via: Getty ImagesWill and his first wife, Sheree, had a very amicable split and the two remain friends today. As demonstrated in the picture above, Will, Jada and Sheree pitch in together to look after their modern family. Cheese sandwiches, anyone?
Sheree even attended Will's fiftieth b-day bash.
Jada and Trey have a really special bond.
The Will and Jada parenting masterclass.
Is their anyone more woke than Jaden and Willow Smith?
Willow and Jaden had a lot of interesting role models growing up.
Jaden and Willow are breaking down boundaries.
via: Getty Images.The siblings don't seem to be phased with what the general public thinks about them. They use their platform of celebrity to create interesting art and break down ideas around sexuality and gender. They are certainly the kind of kids you could be proud of.
Family is incredibly important to Will and Jada.
Will Smith loves being a father.aalbc, Smith expressed that: "The desire to be a good father is really innate. There aren't a lot of movies that depict that relationship because men, we have to pretend that we're not that emotional about it." Being open and loving with his own children as always been important to Will.
Was it always happy families?
The only safety life offers is the opportunity to gain the wisdom and strength to overcome ANYTHING. jps http://t.co/BdHUPzIZ— Jada Pinkett Smith (@Jada Pinkett Smith)1345400685.0
Alcohol abuse can destroy even the most strong marital bedrock.
via: Red Table TalkDuring the most recent Red Table Talk, Jada asked her husband: "What about your relationship? How often are you drinking alcohol?" To which Will sharply replied: "That's my personal business, Jada."
Isn't everything in a marriage shared?
via: Getty Images.Will did begin to open up more. After initially appearing cagey on the subject, the actor discussed an incident at Jaden's twenty-first birthday party in which he drank too much. Will admitted: "On vacation time...it was a lot." The family all break out in laughter, in shared agreement with Will's admission, before he continues and admits: "Cause it's in front of my kids, it's like now I'm being a bad parent."
Being a good dad is seriously important to Will.
via: Getty ImagesWill Smith might seem to be a relaxed, chilled out guy with his comic persona, but, in reality, I think he's a pretty serious guy... especially when it comes to work and his kids.
Will Smith remained sober at the start of his career.
via: Getty Images.Wanting to remain focussed and not get roped into bad habits that could jeopardize his career, Will never used to drink. In the Facebook Watch series, Bucket List, Smith stated that: "during my rise as a movie star, I was, like, wildly disciplined." The actor admitted that "I didn't drink for over a decade."
Will admits he's currently a bit out of shape.
via: Getty Images.During the Bucket List interview, Will admitted: "Being this far out of shape is kind of a little bit new for me." I mean, we all know it can be a slippery slope. When we stop exercising regularly, we start eating more junk food and the whole thing can just spiral. When asked by Jada on the Red Talk Table about how much he drinks, the actor evasively answers: "One or two a week."
Jada has faced her own battles with alcohol and addiction.
via: Red Table TalkJada admits that she has not had the healthiest relationship with alcohol in the past, something she had previously opened up about in another episode of Red Table Talk. The actress confessed she decided to go "cold-turkey" after she found herself thinking: "Now hold up. You're in this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.'"
Jada considers herself to have a binging personality.
via: Getty Images.Some people can consume alcohol, eat, smoke in healthy amounts, others can be compulsive, obsessive about it and not be able to control themselves. Jada considers herself to have a bit of a binger personality. When opening up about her relationship with alcohol on the Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith admitted: "I am a binger and I always have to watch myself and how I can get obsessed with things. It's not what you're doing but why you're doing it ..."