Jada Pinkett Smith says she always knew her marriage to husband Will Smith would have to be unconventional for her to stay in it.
The “Red Table Talk” host has been radically open in the past about her marriage to the “Suicide Squad” actor, including revelations about “betrayals of the heart” and figuring out how to be individuals without making the other feel abandoned.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Pinkett Smith once again discussed her marriage and how she always knew that she wasn’t capable of fitting into the conventional “wife” role.
“I knew that I was not built for conventional marriage,” she told the outlet. “Even the word ‘wife’: it’s a golden cage, swallow the key. Even before I was married, I was like, ‘That’ll kill me.’ And it damn near did! So why wouldn’t you share what you’ve been through, when you see that other people are out there, trying to figure this crap out? We decided to make it public because it’s part of the healing. I feel like if we don’t have [a] real understanding about it, I don’t know if interpersonal relationships are possible.”