Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Open Up About Their Early Romance: 'We Connected, But I Was Married and That Was It'

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith got real about their two-decade-plus relationship on Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on Monday afternoon (Oct. 22).

Accompanied by Pinkett Smith's mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and the couple's daughter, Willow, they detailed everything from the former's first marriage, how they eventually met, Jada's pregnancy and more.

“We had all these near misses and every time we saw each other, it was always a beautiful energy," Will said of his instant chemistry with Jada. "[The first time we talked,] it was a really unique, beautiful power. We had that moment. We connected, but I was married and that was it.” The two then made sure to specify that there was never any kind of affair during Will's first marriage.

Later in the episode, Pinkett Smith described how she knew immediately when she was pregnant with their first child together, Jaden. "I knew the moment after the act that I was pregnant," she recalled. "And [Will] didn't believe me, but I knew." She continued to elaborate on how she spent the whole night crying after, worrying that her life was "never gonna be the same." Obviously, it all worked out.

The conversation also pivoted to talking about the couple avoiding using any profanity with one another for 20 years. Following an incident where Jada swore at Will with the latter's first son, Trey, in the room, he said to her, "'Jada, this is the deal: I grew up in a household where I watched my father punch my mother in the face, and I will not create a house, a space, an interaction with a person where there's profanity and violence. If you have to talk to me like that, we can't be together. We're not going to use any profanity in our interactions. We're not going to raise our voice, we're not going to be violent. I can't do it.'"

Watch the full episode here.


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