In an exclusive clip from her forthcoming prime-time special with Hoda Kotb, Jada Pinkett Smith bravely unveils unexpected details from her memoir, “Worthy.”
This exclusive interview, set to air on NBC on October 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, has already sent shockwaves through the entertainment world. Pinkett Smith reveals a truth about her relationship with Will Smith that no one saw coming.
The Unveiling of Hidden Truths
Jada Pinkett Smith takes us on an emotional journey through the ups and downs of her relationship with Will Smith. She discloses that their separation dates back to 2016, a staggering revelation considering their long-standing marriage, which began in 1997.
Pinkett Smith delves into the intricacies of their relationship, touching on its inception and its current state, in her forthcoming memoir, “Worthy,” set to hit the shelves on October 17th. The emotional impact of the revelations in her book has surprised even her.
Legally Bound, Emotionally Apart
While legally wed, Jada Pinkett Smith confirms to Hoda Kotb that she and Will Smith are no longer romantically involved. It wasn’t a divorce on paper, but in essence, it was a divorce. The question naturally arises: why keep their separation a secret from the public for so long?
Pinkett Smith explains that it wasn’t a matter of being unready but rather a complex journey to redefine their partnership. The couple was navigating the intricate process of presenting this transformation to the world, a process that took time to fully understand.
The Fracture of a Long-standing Bond
When asked about the cause of their relationship’s fracture, Pinkett Smith reveals that it’s a multifaceted issue. By 2016, they had both grown exhausted from trying to fit into the molds they had created for each other. It seemed they were still living in a fantasy world of their own making.
Despite considering a legal divorce, Pinkett Smith has been unable to go through with it. She stands by a promise never to give their marriage a reason to end, a promise she remains determined to uphold.
A History of Headlines
The Smiths’ relationship has been marked by sensational headlines, including Pinkett Smith’s “entanglement” with singer August Alsina. The subsequent joint Red Table Talk interview in 2020 offered a glimpse into their troubled relationship. Notably, Will Smith’s confrontation with Oscars host Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards also made headlines.
Will Smith’s 2021 memoir provided further insights into their marriage. During the 2020 Red Table Talk interview, both Smith and Pinkett Smith admitted to a difficult period before the “entanglement” occurred.
The Revelation: Never Reconciliation
What the public didn’t know until now is that the couple never reconciled. Despite sharing two children, Jaden and Willow, and their extensive history, it seems that their love story has taken an unexpected turn.
Pinkett Smith’s Memoir Journey
In her memoir, Pinkett Smith shares a story that’s nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. It traverses the depths of suicidal depression and culminates in personal rediscovery and the celebration of authentic feminine power. The book also touches on her relationship with rapper Tupac Shakur, whom she met in high school.
A Personal Reunion
In a prime-time interview with Hoda Kotb, Pinkett Smith invites us into her hometown of Baltimore for a one-hour special. You can join this personal reunion on October 17th at 8 P.M. on NBC, and stay updated on today.com.