Will Smith is taking a seat at the red table, and he got candid about the lowest point in his marriage.
The 50-year-old actor joined the conversation on wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” alongside the couple’s daughter Willow Smith and his mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Jones.
Smith opened up about his marriage to Pinkett Smith, 47, in a promotional clip for the online talk show.
“There was a period where mommy woke up and cried for 45 days straight. I started keeping a diary,” Smith said, addressing Willow before turning to Pinkett Smith.
“You missed some days,” Pinkett Smith replied with a laugh.
“It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage,” Smith continued. “I was failing miserably.”
This isn’t the first time the show has gotten extremely personal. The first episode of Season 1, which debuted in May, featured Pinkett Smith having a heart-to-heart about motherhood with Smith’s ex-wife, while other episodes have talked about Pinkett Smith’s past sex addiction and Willow’s revelation that she was self-harming early in her career.
Pinkett Smith also previously opened up about her struggle with alcohol addiction.
She revealed during one episode, “I remember reaching a rock bottom that time I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle,” she says. “And I was like, ‘Now hold up. You’re in this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.’”
“So I went cold turkey,” she continued. “That’s the thing about me, I can go cold turkey. I am a binger, and I always have to watch myself and I can just get obsessed with things. It’s not what you’re doing but how you’re with it. Why you’re doing it. It’s the behavior that’s attached to it because if you want to have a lot of sex, that’s great, but why are you having all that sex? That’s what you’ve got to look at.”
Anika Reed, USA TODAY