If you judged the book by its cover, it would be hard to imagine a power couple like Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith being anything but perfectly in love. But on the latest episode of his wife’s wildly popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talks, the 50-year-old actor opens up about a time he considers the ‘worst’ in his marriage.
In an exclusive clip for People, Smith, surrounded by his wife, their daughter Willow, 17, and his mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Jones, opens up about watching Pinkett Smith cry every morning, and realizing that he was failing their union.
“There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping track,” Smith says to Willow, with Pinkett Smith jokingly replying that he “missed some days.”
“Every morning,” Smith pressed on. “I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably.”
Red Table Talk returns to Facebook Watch on Oct. 22 with all new episodes featuring Smith, Ellen Pompeo, Leah Remini and more.
The couple, who started dating in the mid-’90s, tied the knot in 1997 and have two children together –Jaden Smith, 20, and Willow Smith, 17–plus Will’s son, Tre, from a previous marriage.