Actor Will Smith apparently addressed his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s, affair in a cryptic video posted on Instagram more than two years ago!
Will and Jada’s marriage has been in the spotlight recently because of rumours his longtime partner Jada (48) had a fling with singer August Alsina who is 27.
In an episode of red Table Talk on Friday, the couple opened up about their problems with Jada confessing to the affair but insisting the couple had taken a break from their marriage at the time.
Jada said: “You and I were going through difficult time.”
Will added: “I was done with you… We were gonna separate. You go figure out how to make each other happy… We could be over.”
The relationship, which Jada called an “entanglement”, is believed to have started around four and a half years ago.
Now an old video of Will talking about his marriage troubles has resurfaced.
The clip, which is believed to have been posted back in 2018, shows Will talking around a golf course talking to the camera about his marriage.
He declares he has “retired from making Jada happy” in a statement which appears to address claims about their marriage which were brought up this week.
“I asked her what was one of the biggest revelations she had had about love. She said you can not make a person happy. I thought that was a real deep idea. You can make a person smile, you can make a person feel good, you can make a person laugh, but whether a person is happy is deeply utterly and completely out of your control,” says the actor and continues:
“I remember the day I said to Jada ‘I retire. I retire from trying to make you happy. I need you to go make yourself happy and just prove to me it’s even possible.”
He went on to say the pair came up with a new way of looking at their marriage, and it involved both of them going off and making themselves happy before coming back together.
Will went on: “We started talking about it, we came into this false romantic concept that somehow when we got married we would become one. What we realised is that we were two completely separate people on two completely separate individual journeys and that we were choosing to walk our separate journeys together. But her happiness was her responsibility and my happiness was my responsinbility.
“And we decided that we were gonna find our individual, internal private separate joy and then we were going to present ourselves to the relationship and to each other already happy. Not coming to each other begging with our empty cups out demanding that she fills my cup and demanding that she meets my needs.
“It’s unfair and it’s kind of unrealistic. And it can be destructive to place the responsibility for yyour happniess on anybody other that yourself.”
The couple married in 1997 and are parents to two children, Jaden and Willow, while Jada is also step-mum to Will’s son Trey from a previous relationship.