Jada Pinkett Smith Regrets Dating Will Smith While He Was Previously Married
Jada Pinkett Smith has clearly been doing a lot of soul searching. In the first episode of her Facebook talk show Red Table Talk, she opened up about her regrets.
Jada sat down with Sheree Fletcher, Will Smith’s ex-wife, who was with Will when Jada started dating him. Will and Sheree shared a 3-year-old son Trey at the time.
“Because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce, I probably should have fell back,” Jada admits in a pre-released clip, to which Fletcher jokingly replies, “You think?”
The two opened up about Trey coming out for his love of Jada: “So Trey comes home and I said, ‘How did you like Miss Jada?’ He said, ‘I really liked her, Mommy,’ ” Sheree says. When Jada whispers, “Oh my God” in response and starts to cry, Fletcher reaches out and begins to tear up before saying, “Thank you for loving my baby.”
“I thought it was important to have that conversation because she was my entry point to motherhood. I was co-mothering with her. At that particular time, before [having a blended family] was popular, before it was even an idea, we were trying to create something that we had never experienced,” Jada said. “We came from broken homes. We didn’t have a blueprint. We just had an idea. This is what we think we want. This is what we want to try to do for Trey.”