'Red Table Talk': Jada Pinkett Smith confesses she 'didn't want to get married and cried all the way down the aisle'
During the show, Jada also revealed that she had gone out on a date with 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who then took her on his motorcycle for a ride
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have been married for over 20 years, but recently the mother-of-two revealed that she hated their wedding.
In 1997, when she was getting married to Will, Jada was then three months pregnant with their son Jaden Smith. And in her Facebook Watch series 'Red Table Talk' on Monday, the 47-year-old revealed, "I just knew I never wanted to be married. My first trimester was horrible. And I was so upset that I had to have a wedding. I was so p***ed. I went crying down the freaking aisle, I cried the whole way down the aisle."
Following that, the 'Girls Trip' star said, "I just never really agreed with the construct [of marriage]. I just don't agree with it. I still don't. Til death do us part is real for me, but all of the rules and all of the ideas. This title 'wife', the accepted conventional definition of 'wife' in the paradigm - I'm not that." She even confessed that she felt pressured by her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris into having a wedding, instead of Jada and Will just exchanging vows on a mountain.
Her mother then apologized on the show saying, "I'm sorry that I didn't respect your wishes. It was totally selfish. It was [the thought] that I'll never have that experience of my daughter getting married because you were my only child. The wedding was horrible. Jada was sick, she was very unpleasant. She didn't cooperate with anything. She was having all that morning sickness."
The father of three then, however, revealed that this is what he always wanted, "There wasn't a day in my life that I wanted anything other than being married and having a family. From Literally five years old, I was picturing what my family would be," he continued.
During the show, Jada also revealed that she had gone out on a date with 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who then took her on his motorcycle for a ride.
The 47-year-old actor - who played preppy Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom - was inadvertently instrumental in setting Smith up with his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
In an earlier report, Will opened up about his once-faltering marriage to Jada. In a sneak peek for his wife's Facebook Watch show, he had teared up as he discussed the darker times in their 21-year union.
"There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping a diary," he says to their daughter Willow in the video clip. "You missed some days," Jada interjects with a wry smile.
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