Jada Pinkett Smith Says She ‘Never’ Wanted To Marry Will and Cried Walking Down the Aisle in Resurfaced Clip

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She ‘Never’ Wanted To Marry Will and Cried Walking Down the Aisle in Resurfaced Clip

As the Smith family dominate headlines, a video has resurfaced showing Jada Pinkett Smith saying that she "never" wanted to marry Will Smith.

As the Smith family continues to dominate headlines, a video has resurfaced showing Jada Pinkett Smith saying that she “never” wanted to marry Will Smith.

Jada even revealed in the clip that she cried while walking down the aisle at their wedding.

 
 
 
 
 
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The clip has drawn a lot of criticism…

Now, it’s been a difficult couple of years for Will Smith.

 
 
 
 
 
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Particularly when it comes to his personal life.

As we know, things kicked off for Will when Jada Pinkett Smith’s alleged affair thrust the pair into the spotlight.

As we know, things kicked off for Will when Jada Pinkett Smith’s alleged affair thrust the pair into the spotlight.

For years now, rumors of infidelity between her and her husband, Will Smith, have been rife… But a whole new rumor emerged.

Reports had been alleging eye-opening new details about the pair’s marriage…

Reports had been alleging eye-opening new details about the pair’s marriage…

And shockingly the situation continued to develop as Will also admitted that he “cheated” on his wife.

The couple initially met all the way back in 1994.

The couple initially met all the way back in 1994.

Jada was only nineteen when she auditioned to play the role of Will’s girlfriend in the hit sitcom, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

But the pair hit it off right away.

But the pair hit it off right away.

At 6’2, Will towers over Jada, who is only 5′. But from the audition, Will and Jada built a friendship that soon turned into a romance.

Though Will was married to Sheree Fletcher at the time when they met…

Though Will was married to Sheree Fletcher at the time when they met…

In an interview with Access, Jada admitted that Will was still technically married when they started dating. “He was ‘div’,” she said. “The ‘orced’ hadn’t happened yet.” Will and Sheree divorced in 1995 and they continued to share custody of their son, Trey.

It didn’t take long for Will to make his moves on Jada…

It didn’t take long for Will to make his moves on Jada…

Upon the breakdown of his marriage, Will had asked Jada if she was “seeing anyone,” and her response was “no.” “Cool, you’re seeing me now,” Will had smoothly told her.

They appeared to be the perfect couple…

They appeared to be the perfect couple…

And, just 2 years later in 1997, Will and Jada had tied the knot in a private ceremony at the Cloisters Mansion in Jada’s hometown of Baltimore.

It wasn’t long after they announced Jada was pregnant with their first child…

It wasn’t long after they announced Jada was pregnant with their first child…

Jaden, who is twenty-three, was born a year after they married, followed by Willow, who is twenty-one. Both Jaden and Willow have embarked on careers as musicians since they were teenagers and they’re now proving to be very popular, particularly in the hip-hop and rap scene.

The Smiths seem like the perfect family…

The Smiths seem like the perfect family…

But nothing is ever as perfect as it seems, right?

And sadly that seems to be the case for Jada and Will…

And sadly that seems to be the case for Jada and Will…

In 2013, fans went wild when Jada allegedly hinted that she and Will were in an open relationship.

During a HuffPost Live Interview back in 2013, Jada confirmed the rumors…

During a HuffPost Live Interview back in 2013, Jada confirmed the rumors…

“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.’ Because, at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”

Taking to Facebook shortly after the interview, Jada opened her post with the question, “Open marriage?…”

She then explained: “The statement I made in regard to, ‘Will can do whatever he wants,’ has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist.”

On TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast in 2018, Will also opened up about their marriage…

On TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast in 2018, Will also opened up about their marriage…

He said: “We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as ‘life partners,’ where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. There are no deal-breakers. There’s nothing she could do – ever – nothing that would break our relationship.”

This solidified rumors about the couple’s unique relationship.

This solidified rumors about the couple’s unique relationship.

However, shortly after, a whole new spanner was thrown into the works.

In 2020, singer August Alsina came forward with some pretty eye-opening claims about Jada…

 
 
 
 
 
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He had hinted strongly that he had engaged in a consensual relationship with Jada in his song “Nunya.”

And, to make this story even more scandalous…

 

 

He alleged that the relationship, which spanned over several years, “was approved by her husband Will.” What?

In an interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, August said…

 
 
 
 
 
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“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. Due to the transformation from their marriage to their life partnership that they spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing.”

He continued…

He continued…

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody,” he said.

He concluded…

 
 
 
 
 
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“I really loved the person that I experienced that [with] and know what [that feels] like – if some people never get that in this lifetime.”

After August’s controversial comments…

After August’s controversial comments…

Jada took to The Red Table to discuss the issue.

Okay, anyone who is familiar with the Smith family will be aware of their infamous Red Table.

Jada, alongside her daughter, Willow, hosts her own online chat show, Red Table Talk, where people sit around a red table, or sometimes on a red couch, and talk candidly about their own personal issues and experiences.

The full Smith family has appeared on Red Table Talk several times before…

 

 

And Will and Jada have candidly talked about their own relationship and family life.

But in this particular episode, she confessed it all…

And, just months later, Will Smith also made some admissions of his own…

In a cover story with GQ Magazine in September 2021, the actor confessed that he also had other s*xual relations during his marriage to Jada.

 
 
 
 
 
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“Jada never believed in conventional marriage… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” he said. “So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”

He continued: “The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime and we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny.”

 
 
 
 
 
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The author of the GQ piece revealed that Will explained to them, that Jada wasn’t the only one that was “unfaithful” but didn’t elaborate on the details. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way,” Will told the publication. “And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love,” he added.

And the couple have recently hit the headlines once again after Will slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars. 

And the couple have recently hit the headlines once again after Will slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars. 

Will slapped Rock after he made a G.I Jane joke at Jada’s expense.

He then went on to win an award for Best Actor where he addressed the incident and apologized to The Academy and fellow nominees.

Will has since apologized to Rock for his actions and as consequence of them, has be banned from Academy events for 10 years.

In the wake of the Oscars controversy, many old clips featuring Will and Jada have resurfaced…

In the wake of the Oscars controversy, many old clips featuring Will and Jada have resurfaced…

And the latest one to do so sees Jada say that she never wanted to marry Will and that she cried at the wedding.

And people have a lot to say about it…

And people have a lot to say about it…

The resurfaced clip of Jada talking about their wedding is from a 2018 Red Table Talk episode titled, ‘Becoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith’.

 
 
 
 
 
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In the video, Jada sits at the table with her daughter, Willow, husband, Will and mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Discussing when Jada fell pregnant with their first child, Jaden, she said she questioned what she was “going to do now” because she “really didn’t want to get married.”

Discussing when Jada fell pregnant with their first child, Jaden, she said she questioned what she was “going to do now” because she “really didn’t want to get married.”

Will then added that they only got married “because Gammy (Jada’s mom) was crying.”

Moving on to talk about their wedding, Jada then said: “I was under so much pressure, you know, being a young actress, being young, and I was just, like, pregnant and I just didn’t know what to do.”

Moving on to talk about their wedding, Jada then said: “I was under so much pressure, you know, being a young actress, being young, and I was just, like, pregnant and I just didn’t know what to do.”

She said that although she didn’t know what to do, she knew she “never wanted to be married.”

Jada recalled that her mom forced her and Will to marry when she fell pregnant, prompting her mom to admit that she did feel “very strongly” about wanting them to marry.

 
 
 
 
 
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“I don’t remember your rejection of the idea of marriage,” Banfield-Norris said. “I remember the rejection of the idea of a wedding but not of a marriage.” Jada went on to say that she just wanted it to be the two of them “on a mountain because I was like: ‘This is serious business.'”

Further into the video, the family discussed the actual wedding day with Banfield-Norris describing it as “horrible.”

According to the New York Post, she that the wedding “was a mess” and that Jada “was very unpleasant” to which Jada laughed and agreed.

“And I was so upset that I had to have a wedding. I was so pissed I went crying down the freaking aisle,” Jada said. “I cried the whole way down the aisle.”

On the other hand, Will said in the video: “There wasn’t a day in my life that I wanted anything other than being married and having a family.” You can see the full episode above.