Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that she used drug. During an interview with PEOPLE, she said a chance conversation in her own kitchen provided a glimmer of hope.
It has been noted that the friends of her son Jaden mentioned that their dad had gone through an ayahuasca ceremony, where a leader supplies a plant-based psychedelic drug, usually brewed into a tea to drink, and guides the subject through hallucinations.
“Ayahuasca helped me, it gave me a new intimate relationship with myself that I had never had before.” Jada says since the first time she took the drug, “the suicidal thoughts completely went away.”
Jada says her husband and children — “as adults” — have also taken ayahuasca. She knows that her family life, and in particular her marriage, are a topic of fascination for many people. She remembers how they first got together.
“Will called me up one day and said, ’Hit me when you get to L.A.’ and then … click. And I was like, ‘Whoa. Okay.’ And so when I got to L.A., I called him. I haven’t been able to get rid of him since.”
Once they got together, Jada says there was no turning back. She was, at the time — while her career was taking off — being treated for depression, suicidal ideation, and taking medication. “Once I met Will, I completely abandoned my mental health. I was so intoxicated by him and our dynamic. I really felt like I’m cured.” She stopped taking Prozac. “He became the drug.”