Will Smith, beloved actor and star of Netflix’s Bright, may have been one of the very few humans on the planet not on Instagram before 2017, but his presence on the social media platform this year has been nothing short of amazing.
On Sunday (Dec. 31), Smith took to Instagram to celebrate 20 years of marriage to Girls Trip actress Jada Pinkett and to also offer sound advice on how to maintain a strong union — regardless if you’re an A-list celebrity or not.
“Twenty years ago today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since,” Smith said. “Love is like gardening. I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be) rather than demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be.”
Smith also wrote that in 20 years of marriage, committing to make his partner better ultimately makes him better.
“I’ve learned to take pleasure in nourishing YOUR dreams, rather than wrestling with you to fulfill my selfish needs and satiate my insecurities.”
20 Years Ago Today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since. . Love is Like Gardening… I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be. . I’ve learned to take pleasure in Nourishing YOUR dreams… Rather than wrestling with you to Fulfill my Selfish Needs & Satiate My Insecurities. . I have learned that Love is Listening. Love is Giving. Love is Freedom. . Happy Anniversary, My Queen! I am forever Devoted to Nurturing your Deepest Truth.
This article was originally published on Vibe.