Being your best self takes hard work — just ask Jada Pinkett Smith!
In a new cover interview with People, the Girls Trip star opened up about a breaking point she nearly reached over the course of her 21-year marriage to Will Smith.
While actress never doubted her love for the Fresh Prince, she admitted there was a time about 10 years ago when she felt “depleted” from the stresses of juggling the family’s careers and following a conventional marriage paradigm.
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She recalled of that time in her life:
“It just felt like loss. There was too much concentration on what was happening externally, and the family unit itself wasn’t getting the attention and care that I felt we needed.”
Although Jada was living a lavish life and rubbing shoulders with the nation’s elite, she got to a point where she simply couldn’t enjoy it. She revealed:
“Will’s like, ‘We just came from Oslo, going to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony as a family, you’ve got a big house with a lake– isn’t this amazing?!’ And I’m like, ‘No.’”
Despite her ever-positive husband’s efforts to remind her how blessed they were, the actress had hit a wall:
“By the time my 40th came, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore.’ I was so depleted.”
The Red Table Talk host admitted she had thoughts of suicide at that time, but thankfully realized what she needed to do was take a step back and re-evaluate her life.
“I had to really take time out for me and figure out what I wanted for myself. I had to kind of put everyone aside and ask, ‘What would I do every day if it was just Jada?’ I literally had no idea.”
One thing Jada did know, however, was that she and Will had the love to lift each other — and their family — to a healthy, happy state of mind:
“I am kind of a ride-or-die chick. I just knew with the kind of love that Will and I share — which is beyond romantic love — that we could transform our union and figure out how to re-create what we had.”
The 47-year-old admitted rewiring herself was “the most excruciating process” that took years — but her efforts paid off greatly.
The mother-of-two explained that “by redefining self, the relationship got redefined,” causing the last few years her marriage to be nothing short of beautiful!
“The journey between Will and me… we have come to such a beautiful place. I feel like we have a stronger bond than we even had in the beginning.”
Happy Jada, happy life!
It doesn’t matter how old or successful you are, Perezious readers: self-improvement is the key to a happier life… and marriage!
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