It has come to light that Will Smith has responded for the first time to Jada Pinkett Smith‘s revelations in her new memoir, Worthy, which she is heavily promoting in the media and is out on Tuesday via Deadline.
Smith sent The New York Times an email saying the book’s revelations “kind of woke [him] up.” He said that Pinkett Smith was more “resilient, clever and compassionate than [he’d] understood,” and had lived a life on the edge more than he’d realized.
“When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in,” Smith wrote, according to the Times article published Saturday. “And you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties.”
Pinkett Smith said their relationship is still being defined and the couple would not divorce.
“I think by the time we got to 2016 we were just exhausted with trying,” the Girls Trip actress said, referring to the state of their union. “I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.
“I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through whatever,” she continued. “And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
On Sunday, Smith seemed to be enjoing himself on a boat ride, with a jokey message saying he can sleep anyway, which prompted laugh emojies from Jada.
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