One of the most interesting themes of Jada Pinkett Smith’s new memoir Worthy is her understanding of titles. Not only how these small words can signify bonds of the greatest magnitude, but how they can cast the person behind them into the shade. How they can “make one blind to love”.
It has been noted that she was also talking about her separation from Hollywood superstar, and her husband of nearly 20 years, Will Smith. Jada delivered the news that she and Will have been separated since 2016, revealing that they’re living “completely separate lives”, in a bombshell interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb earlier this month.
In front of the packed Queen Elizabeth Hall, she clarified that though their separation isn’t a “divorce on paper”, they had become “exhausted with trying” to work on their relationship over time. Jada offers further insight into her complicated relationship with Will – including their decision to “lovably uncouple” in 2016 – in her boo.
“Even with all this craziness going on, people misunderstanding my communication about my relationship with Will, one of the biggest lessons [I’ve had] and why Will is such a guru for me is because I’ve had to learn to love him unconditionally.”
She continued via Independent: “I’ve had to learn to love him beyond the title of ‘husband’ and all the expectations and all the romanticism that comes with that, and learn to love him as he is – with it all. With his bright light, and the shadow, and love him right there. He did not come to this Earth just to be my husband.”