Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images
Niki McGloster
May, 18, 2018

During a live Q&A for her new Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed how supportive Will Smith was during an emotional breakdown.

The actress, 46, explained to her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones during the second episode of the series that she lost herself amid raising her children, co-parenting, working on her marriage and maintaining her Hollywood persona.

 “I was withered, curled up in a ball about to die,” she said about the experience, People reports“When you realize that you’ve lost yourself, that’s like devastating. It’s like, ‘How do I get myself back?’”

Thankfully, her hubby of 20 years was right by her side. 

“Will had always told me to put myself first, and I had never really understood what that meant,” Pinkett Smith said. “I think when I got more understanding about it, and he got more understanding about what that meant, it took a lot of communication. At the end of the day, Will is extremely supportive of giving me what I need.”

In the live chat, Pinkett Smith admitted that the journey to finding herself again meant taking responsibility for the stressful life she created and rediscovering what makes her happy.

“I had to take responsibility for the fact that I wasn’t granting myself the allowance and the freedom,” she said.

She later added, “What makes you happy? And, literally, I had no idea, to the point where I didn’t know how to dress myself. Fashion used to be my thing and I’m just now starting to pay attention to that again.”

A new episode of Red Table Talk airs Monday, May 21.