LOS ANGELES. – Will Smith has said Jada Pinkett Smith’s truth bombs “kind of woke him up” to the fact his estranged wife is more “resilient, clever and compassionate that he’d understood.”
The actor admitted in an e-mail that he had developed “emotional blindness” to her “hidden nuances” after Jada revealed to the world that the pair have lived “completely separate lives” since 2016.
The prominent Hollywood couple married in 1997 and have addressed separations and marital troubles in the past, but Pinkett Smith revealed in an interview with Hoda Kotb last week that the pair essentially have a divorce without papers.
Smith (55) and Pinkett Smith (52) share two children, Willow and Jaden, as well as a son, Trey, from Smith’s first marriage.
The New York Times said that her new memoir, named Worthy, “kind of woke Will up” as he realised that his wife was living “more on the edge” than he’d realised.
Will said in an e-mail to the newspaper: “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 has only just realised that she is “more resilient, clever and compassionate than he’d understood,” the NYT reported.
Despite all of the personal problems Jada’s faced with her marriage, that they have revealed to the world, she said that she would also want to live with Will again.
She told The Times of London: “I think eventually we will [live together again.] I really do. Will’s getting old.
“I’m staying quite young, but it’s getting apparent to me that he’s gonna need someone to take care of him.”
On Sunday, Will Smith clearly did not want to address the situation further, and posted a video of him asleep on a boat with the caption: ‘Notifications off.’
News of the couple’s split came as a surprise to many, considering Pinkett Smith’s candor in her Red Table Talk series, in which she and Smith addressed her extramarital relationship in an episode in 2020, and the slap at the 2022 Academy Awards.
At the ceremony, Smith infamously walked up on stage and struck presenter Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s hair. – Mailonline.