Jada Pinkett: Mum advised me to divorce Will Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith has revealed that her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, has always been against her marriage to award-winning actor Will Smith.

On the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” the Jada said her mother questioned the couple’s marriage after she and Will announced plans to go by “life partners” instead of “husband” and “wife.”

“She was like, ‘Well, why don’t you guys just divorce?’” she said.

“One of the ideas for me is that we’ve built such a beautiful community, we’ve built such a beautiful family… we do well together. Breaking that group and community up for me? It’s just never an option.”

Jada, 47, who has previously said she and Will, 50, will never divorce, explained that she doesn’t think she can handle the effects of a divorce.

“For me, personally, I’m not mature enough to have a divorce,” she said.

“I’m just not. I don’t think I would ever be mature enough. When you have to start going in, breaking up assets … that’s when the red table turns upside down, and it won’t be red no more!”

Jada and Will have been married since 1997. In July, the actor revealed that the couple no longer refers to themselves as married.

“We don’t even say we’re married anymore,” Will said at the time.

“We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. [There are] no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever — nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”


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