Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up a little bit more about her marriage to Will Smith, explaining why she and her husband of 21 years don’t celebrate their wedding anniversary.
During a recent episode of Red Table Talk, which airs on Facebook Watch, Pinkett Smith said that she and her hubby’s relationship isn’t centered on the wedding date. Previously, Pinkett Smith said on the series that she was emotional during her wedding ceremony since she never really pictured herself as a bride.
“It’s more of a life partnership, so it’s not steeped in marital [or] that day,” the actress and host said. “We don’t really celebrate that day anymore in that sense because the context of our union is totally different.”
Pinkett Smith added that the pair, who tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in 1997, often like to do things on their own that day. Smith heads out for a night of fun, while Pinkett Smith enjoys being a homebody.
“I like to be inside. I don’t wanna be out in the world. He now has the freedom to go and have an awesome adventure of some kind,” she said.
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Smith previously echoed his wife’s statement in an interview with TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast last year.
“We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners,” he explained. “Where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life, there’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship.”
He added, “She has my support till death, you know what I mean? And it feels so good to get to that space where you’re not complaining, and worrying, and demanding that a person be a certain thing. This right now is the best time in my life, ever, I’ve never been happier.”