Will Smith: Jada once cried for 45 days, I was failing miserably

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Jada Pinkett Smith has had a number of guests in the hot seat for her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk. Things are going to get interesting when Jada’s husband, Will Smith, finally joins his wife, daughter Willow and mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Jones to spill some tea about their 23-year relationship.

The episode debuts on October 22nd as the first of the show’s new batch of interviews. Other guests this season include Ellen Pompeo and Leah Remini, which should help diffuse the rumors that Will and Jada are still involved with the Co$. In a preview of Will’s episode, he admits that he wasn’t always the ideal husband.

Will addressed his daughter and confessed that, “There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping track.” Jada, always the smarty pants, interjected that he “missed some days.” Will continued his confessional, “I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably.”

Woof. I have to give Will props for appearing on this show. I guess that once you bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, a public interrogation by your wife and mother-in-law in front of your daughter is a walk in the park. I don’t know why, but I feel so squidgy about these two sorting out their marital issues on a public forum, Then again, Jada’s not one to keep much close to the vest, now, is she? Side note: I am all in for the Leah Remini episode.

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  1. BaBaDook says:

    I don’t want to love them, but I can’t help it.

  2. The Crumpled Horn says:

    These two are insufferable. Plus they are Scientologi$ts. Massive side eye Will + Jada.

  3. BaronSamedi says:

    I still don’t get this whole thing. It’s so utterly fake sincere? They perform all the hallmarks of confessionals without actually ever going into specifics.

    So he failed and Jada cried. This seems super TMI on the surface until you realize that they never go any deeper. We won’t find out what actually happened to make her cry for 45 days. They’re not going to talk about him cheating or her cheating or how they decided on their ‘open’ relationship.

    It’s all very exhausting and I’m already tired just reading the breathless coverage.

    • Millenial says:

      The first episode with his ex-wife was dishy, but I agree – they are pretending to spill the tea without spilling any.

      I’ll be interested how much they admit about Scientology.

    • BB says:

      It had to have been cheating. 45 days straight is a mourning period. He was keeping count of the days and felt terrible but couldn’t fix it. That speaks to a mistake that could not be taken back. I can’t think of any other scenarios that would fit.

      • manda says:

        Without having seen it (so I have no context, but just reading the post above), I wondered if it was possibly postpartum. The way Will phrased it made it sound like it was a long time ago. And even if you haven’t done something worthy of blame, when the person you love is in that much pain, you can’t help but feel like a failure for not being able to help them. Depression is an awful thing

      • BB says:

        That’s possible. I was thinking of it like he was definitely the cause of her tears, but he didn’t explicitly say that.

      • Queenb says:

        I doubt that Jada cares about cheating as long as its not public and as we never had any big rumours it wasnt. Maybe he had a child with another woman or abused her.

    • LT says:

      I had that same reaction – if there isn’t any insight into WHY she cried, what he realized, how they changed – it’s really just gossip (even if they are doing it about themselves).

    • herod says:

      Definitely cheating…with a man. DUN DUN DUN

      • meh says:

        i cackled.

      • Original T.C. says:

        First I still don’t get this Red Table thing. Is it that this family can’t be honest with each other without an audience watching? IDGT
        Second, are the “Will Smith is gay/Bi” the same rumors associated with all good looking actors who dress well, work out and aren’t douchebro’s ??

  4. Esmom says:

    I find it a bit sordid and off putting but it is not out of character for them so it’s probably just me. I wonder what their kids think? I know mine would be mortified if my husband and I aired stuff like this in front of a national audience.

    • shirurusu says:

      I agree with you, I feel really sorry for Willow being dragged into this mess, why does she have to be at the table at all? If they actually wanted to have a grown up talk about marriage and love, by all means, but don’t drag your kids into it and force them to sit and nod at your embarrassing confessions… I actually think it’s really bad parenting from them, but then again, from the few things I’ve heard about their parenting maybe they don’t really “parent” at all… I hope Willow grows up ok somehow anyway :/

  5. Lulu says:

    People always assume cheating is the worst that can happen in a marriage and its such a contrived issue that the media hypes up. There are far worse vows to be broken. Crying for 45 days straight…..depression at realizing you married an insensitive narcissist? Miscarriage? Abortion? Verbal/emotional/mental abuse? In fact I say who cares about a fling if any of the above has transpired. I’d prefer something so shallow as cheating to all the other transgressions. Ask any married couple whats the worst that could happen and you’ll be surprised.
    And they have gotten pretty detailed on this show. Jada isn’t one to hold back.

    • Kate says:

      +1 – I interpret “I was failing her miserably” to mean “I was failing to make her happy” for whatever reason or reasons. Long-term marriages go through so much sh*t and what @manda said upthread is so true “when the person you love is in that much pain, you can’t help but feel like a failure for not being able to help them”

  6. Chaine says:

    Maybe she was crying because of that awful mustache he has in the top photo.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I have enough ups and downs and life’s tedious day-to-day drama. I can’t imagine watching celebrities air their version of what constitutes hardships. They don’t have to launder karma like we do.

  8. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I like Will Smith but I can’t stand Jada. Not even entirely sure why, just can’t stand her. I’d be surprised if she was crying for 45 days because he cheated. I thought they had an open relationship.

  9. Case says:

    I think it is over-the-top self-indulgent to start a web series in which you spill all your family secrets.

  10. Lenn says:

    They annoy me. They act like they are being open but they’re not saying anything. Jayda seems so inauthentic although she ‘acts’ like she is extremely deep and wise.

  11. Harryg says:

    Enough already about your stupid marriage!

  12. JoJo says:

    I love this series in particular the episodes where they addressed depression,substance abuse co parenting( with Will’s ex wife) and the one where Jada discussed hair loss.I am looking forward to the new season.

  13. Pinetree13 says:

    What…how do you cry everyday for 45 days? I mean I might be half dead inside but how the hell do you cry that much my god if it’s that bad leave. I can’t imagine any relationship that makes you cry for over a month straight being worth it!?!!! What the heck?!?!! Geez be single if you’re at that level of misery for crying out loud.

    Though I could see her being the overly dramatic type what with being obscenely wealthy and all