While her new book, Worthy, was coming out, Jada Pinkett Smith talked openly about her relationship with Will Smith.
In an interview with People to promote the release of her book, Jada talked about how she and Will met and how they had seen each other several times without talking until he called her after his split from his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
He called her and asked, “Who are you going out with?” Will told Jada, “Well, you’re going out with me now,” after she told him she wasn’t seeing anyone else at the time.Jada laughed as she thought about the story. She told the news source, “Can you believe I fell for that?”
Will called me one day and said, ‘Hit me when you get to LA.’ Then… something clicked. I was like, “Whoa.” Okay.’ So I called him when I got to LA. Since then, I haven’t been able to get rid of him.
The news source says that when the two got together, Jada was getting help for depression and suicidal thoughts and was taking medicine, especially Prozac. But she stopped taking it when she started going out with Will.
“Once I met Will, I forgot all about my mental health.” I was so excited about him and how we were interacting. She said, “I really felt like I was healed.” “He turned into the drug.”
Jada then said that when she thought back on her life, it had been full of great highs and lows. For example, when her depression came back when she turned 40, it was a very high point.
“I was in a lot of pain when I turned 40.” I couldn’t think of any other way out besides dying. “So I thought of a plan,” she said.
The actress said that her life seemed perfect on paper, with all of her movie premieres and expensive clothes. She said, “But while I was really living the dream, I hit a huge wall—a huge amount of sadness.” “I think I thought about getting help from outside sources to fill in the gaps I felt inside.”
At this point, Jada said, she was having suicidal thoughts. The 52-year-old told the source that she “started looking for places, cliffs where [she] could have an accident.” She said, “Because I didn’t want my kids to think that their mother had killed herself.”
She had said before that psychedelics helped her and that drugs like ayahuasca gave her a new “intimate relationship” with herself.
In terms of her relationship with Will, Jada recently said that the two of them have been “separated for seven years” and are still “figuring it out.”
“Together, we’ve been doing some really tough work,” she said. “We love each other deeply, and we’re going to figure out what that means for us.”