Jada Pinkett-Smith has been drawing out everyone’s emotions like a magician pulling rabbits from top hats during her famed series Red Table Talk. And during each episode she, too, has no problem sharing stories from her own experience like being addicted to porn. There is literally no topic too great or small that Lil’ Oprah and her co-hosts/family members Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith won’t discuss. Now Jada is dipping her toe into the not-so-coy pond by revealing issues of betrayal she’s experienced in her marriage to Will Smith. Way to open up those swingers rumors again, Jada.
In an episode airing tomorrow, Jada and her mother Adrienne sit down with couple’s therapist Esther Perel to discuss what happens after infidelity occurs in a relationship. Usually lies, more lies and then a dramatic beatdown after I burn all your shit. Oh wait, y’all weren’t asking me, were you? Anyway, People reports that Jada asked Esther what was her take on remaining in a relationship after someone has been unfaithful. Ethel didn’t say, “Run for the hills girl!“, because she’s a professional. Instead she revealed that infidelity isn’t necessarily the worse thing that can happen. She references other types of behavior like neglect and violence as far worse instances, and that’s when Jada cleared her throat and went into Lil’ Oprah mode to discuss something relatable from her marriage.
“I’m asked a lot about, ‘Is there infidelity in your relationship with Will?’” she explained. “And it’s like, ‘No, but there’ve been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation.’”
Oh, Jada, reeling you in by kind of relating to the issue and then pulling the old switcheroo with some other shit. Classic Oprah move! But this isn’t the first time she’s given people a behind the scenes peek into she and Will’s marriage. In an earlier episode of RTT she revealed how sometimes the two of them need their own space to become stronger as a couple.
“Personally, in my journey, what I had to realize was that I had to find all the peace, love and joy within my heart in order to bring it to the table to share,” the mother of two said. “Will had to go away and find the peace, love and joy in his heart to share.”
Had I known you could make money just by sitting around a damn table laughing, crying and spilling your guts to guests I would have started a show a long time ago. Because I’ve been doing that with my family for years. It’s called Thanksgiving. Lil’ Oprah is a genius!