Will & Jada Pinkett Smith On 22 Years: “Friendship Is Key”
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Twenty-two years? Wow. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over twenty years since Hollywood super couple, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith said “I do.”
As they celebrated her 22nd wedding anniversary in December 31st, Jada revealed the secret to the success of her two-decade union with her actor hubby.
While explaining couples therapy has helped them through tricky patches in their marriage, the Girl’s Trip movie star said: “We celebrate twenty this year. I think the secret is just friendship.”
And if you look at the couple in public or in documentaries, they like to have fun. Even with the latest “swamp story” that has gone viral, the couple are friends first. Take a look…
“You have to go off and find your happiness. The hardest thing to do is being married.”
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Having recently slammed rumors that her and Will were swingers, Jada admitted that the pair had attended couples therapy.
Jada added: “People need to go and deal with personal traumas – because with that comes expectations. You expect them to fill voids for you but you need to do that separately. Expecting someone else to make you happy is not right.”
If you’ve followed Will and Jada over the years, there seems to always be some rumor or two (or three) about their impending divorce. In 2015, the rumor mill has started up again and more than a few people (and websites), jumped on the bandwagon saying that the couple was officially calling it quits.
But many were shocked when Will, instead of ignoring all rumors like the couple has done so successfully in the past, responded to the allegations publicly on his facebook page. The Hollywood actor stated:
So, instead of jumping on the bandwagon like many media outlets, BlackDoctor.org took some time to research some of the points as to why and how they power couple stays together despite the many rumors.
Here’s 4 key things we found:
1. Their Respect For One Another: Time and time again in many interviews, both Will and Jada mention their mutual admiration for each other’s quality of work. Will has mentioned Jada in his songs as well as when he’s on the red carpet with things like “I really think [this] is a good role for her. It allows her to spread her wings creatively and show her true talent.” And on the flipside, Jada is very complementary of Will whenever a question gets asked about her husbands roles. They are a united front. Something we don’t see in Hollywood much, but it is definitely appreciated.
2. They Do What Works For Them: Never have Will nor Jada mentioned that because this one couple has done something that they will do it too. Nope. Just doesn’t happen. In their interviews, they mention creating their own games or fun routines that makes THEM happy, no one else. So even when folks crticize how they do their marriage, we must remember, it’s THEIR marriage, not ours. If they like it, then it’s good for them.