Fans shocked after video surfaces of 'broken' Will Smith telling Jada Pinkett NOT to film him without permission
Will requests that Jada should not videotape him without his permission and says, 'You can't just use me for social media'
Jada Pinkett Smith has gone famous on Reddit after footage of Will Smith demanding that she shouldn't record him without his permission resurfaces. Jada is seen pointing the camera at her husband as part of an Instagram Live and pressuring him to divulge if he'd refer Esther Perel, a therapist who assisted them with their marital issues, in the 49-second film, which was shared on Reddit.
Will, evidently uneasy, warned Jada that Esther will be on an upcoming edition of her popular show, Red Table Talk: "I would say don't just start filming me without asking me." Esther spoke on Red Table Talk in 2019, hence the footage is thought to have been shot around that time.
Will is then asked by Jada: "You know Esther Perel is coming to the table, she's gonna be at the Red Table. Would you say she has been instrumental in you and I redefining our relationship?" Will then requests that Jada not videotape him without his permission, to which she responds, "Oh my god. I'm still dealing with foolishness."
"Would you say that she helped us heal the hurts that we caused between one another?" Jada continues. Will explains, looking at the camera, "My social media presence is my bread and butter. So you can't just use me for social media. Don't just start rolling, I'm standing in my house. Don't start rolling."
"Please watch Esther at the Red Table because she's helped us a lot," Jada says, turning the camera on herself. "Can't you tell?" Jada sarcastically asks before the clip stops.
The unearthed footage has sparked a lot of discussions, with one Reddit member stating: "He looks tormented. I've gone from liking him, to hating him to feeling sorry for him in the space of a week." "He looks broken. I'm back and forth on the slap thing but damn. She ain't good for him at all," one person said, while another added, "Divorce will solve a number of issues here."
Jada and Esther discussed infidelity during their 2019 talk, with Jada informing the audience that Esther's assistance was "instrumental" in resolving her and Will's troubles. At the time, Jada stated: "In regards to redefining my marriage as a life partnership was the necessity of autonomy for myself and for Will. And finding the core of us that wanted to be together outside of the constraints of the traditional ideas of marriage, because they weren't working for us."
After the Men in Black actor struck Chris Rock in the face during the 94th Academy Awards on March 28, the duo has dominated the news for almost a month. Will walked onstage, hit Chris, then returned to his seat and yelled, "Keep my wife's name out your f*****g mouth!" The comedian had made a G.I Jane joke in reference to Jada's shaved head, triggering Will to walk onstage, struck Chris, then return to his seat and yell, "Keep my wife's name out your f*****g mouth!"