Will Smith Tripped On Ayahuasca 14 Times And Sought Out A Tantric Sex Specialist After Briefly Separating From Jada Pinkett-Smith In 2011
Now for another episode of: Will Smith Is Still Talking About His Marriage. Will Smith and his wife of 23 years, Jada Pinkett-Smith, have already talked about her “entanglement” with August Alsina, their open marriage, and the work they put into their sex life. It’s like okay, are we dating them? We know a lot. And there’s more. In Will’s new memoir Will, he writes that after Jada’s 40th birthday party in Santa Fe, NM in 2011, the two took a break and he went out and tripped on ayahuasca 14 times before he went to speak with a sex therapist. Well damn, why didn’t Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie try that? Maybe they would still be together today and not blowing money on their divorce if one of them had just tripped balls 14 times on psychedelics!
Will writes he went all out for Jada’s Big 4-0. During the 3-day event, Will showed a documentary he produced about Jada’s family (complete with audio recordings from her late grandmother), hired Jada’s favorite artist to make custom portraits, and got Mary J. Blige to perform. Will writes of his efforts, “I was the perfect husband.” Jada disagreed. She hated the party and told him to cancel the rest of the weekend after she took a long and silent shower. She called the event “the most disgusting display of ego I have ever seen in my life.” Um, yeah, wasn’t that the point?
After they didn’t speak for days, he finally told her, “I retire. I retire from trying to make you happy… I quit–you go do you, and I’m-a go do me,” and while he didn’t want a divorce, he referred to them fulfilling each other’s needs as a “vampiric relational model.” So he went off to trip out on ayahuasca. via The New York Post:
…He sought out a shaman to give him the psychotropic tea and lead him through the visions it produces. An hour after drinking it, he writes, “I was floating deep in outer space… I was trillions of light-years away from earth.”
During his trip, he sensed an “unseeable woman”–who he came to call “Mother”–behind him. “I can tell she’ll never leave me,” he writes.
Then Smith reached a conclusion that would be a bad trip for his Hollywood handlers, management team and maybe even his estranged wife: “If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need #1 movies to feel good about myself. If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need hit records to feel worthy of love. If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need Jada or anyone else to validate me.”
He ended up tripping 13 more times, with “Mother” visiting him during eight of them.
After that, Will sought counseling. Sexual counseling, that is–which I think was missing the mark a bit, but hey. He visited Michaela Boehm, who specializes in tantric sexuality.
Her first question to Smith: “What would make you happy?”
“I would have a harem,” Smith writes about telling her.
She asked him who would be in his harem and he was stunned into silence. But Boehm was not having it. She told him, “Look, you are Will Effin’ Smith. You are one of the richest, most beloved people on earth. If you can’t have the life that you want, the rest of us are screwed.”
He decided to play along and began by naming Halle Berry and ballerina Misty Copeland. Not content with just two names, she opened her laptop and “showed [Smith] videos and TED Talks of the most dynamic and talented women from across the globe.”
They came up with 25 women for his harem, though Smith doesn’t name them all in the book.
I’m guessing that during one of Will Smith’s ayahuasca trips, he agreed to star in After Earth. That’s really the only explanation for that movie.