Will Smith spilled plenty of tea about his relationship with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talks.
The actor dropped several truth bombs and cleared up some long-standing rumors about his marriage during the episode, and revealed that he and Jada broke up for two years.
Will Smith explained that in order to rebuild their broken union, he and Jada had to “destroy our marriage” to get back on track, but divorce was never an option.
“I had been divorced before…I wasn’t getting divorced again,” he said.
“We broke up within our marriage and got back together again and had to rebuild with new rules and something way completely different…I took off for two years, I worked on myself, I read 50 books on marriage, relationships and behavioral psychology. I shut down for two entire years to see what was I doing wrong.”
According to Will, he had some deep-rooted issues to solve before he could move on in his marriage.
“Will Smith is a character, but deep down inside I was an insecure little boy who wanted Jada to say I was great and if she didn’t say I was great, the dragon came out,” he admitted.
“Whatever she needs, she can count on me for the rest of my life…There’s nothing that could happen that we won’t be together and love each other. And it’s not because we’re just saying it, it’s because we’ve cracked each other’s heads wide open,” he continued.
“The pain Jada caused me was the pain I needed to survive to learn how to be happy. I’ve never been happier in my life.”