Actor Will Smith continues to endure as one of the biggest movie stars in the world, at a time where those types of personalities are seeming to quickly become a thing of the past. His successes in his career at this point are legend but it’s his history as a father and husband that continues to haunt him.
Will Smith is of course married to Jada Pinkett Smith and is the father of two children with her, Willow and Jaden Smith. He also has an older son named Trey Smith, and he shares Trey with his ex-wife Sheree Zampino. Will has been very inclusive of Trey and Sheree, sporting a blended family that has been photographed together numerous times together. Will, however, still thinks that his divorce from Zampino haunts him, despite all of his successes.
Even though the Smiths have been married for 23 years, even this quarantine is testing their marriage and making them question what they thought they knew about each other – specifically Jada. The once-private duo has been more open about their relationship ever since Jada developed her now Emmy-nominated web television talk show, Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch.
Husband Will has appeared on the show a few times, which is also co-hosted by his daughter Willow and Pinkett’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris. The show has also become a stopping point for celebrities to address controversies they’ve experienced (or instigated), with many considering Jada’s “red table” and demeanor a safe enough space to discuss sensitive and culturally specific topics.
With all that is going around with the rumors that she’s had a relationship with singer August Alsina, Jada has shared on Twitter that she’ll even be taking herself to the red table for some “healing” that has to take place – leaving fans unsure of what the topic of discussion is going to be.
There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) July 2, 2020
Will, for his part, has seemingly been trying to embrace his own demons and past with his appearances on the show. A recent episode around Father’s Day is touting the fact that despite his successes and how he driven he is, his biggest failure felt like the divorce that happened between him and Zampino – and how it may have affected 2-year-old at the time Trey.
“Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life,” Smith candidly tells current wife Jada Pinkett Smith in a preview for a Father’s Day special of “Red Table Talk.” “Divorce was the ultimate failure for me. I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my 2-year-old son’s mother.”
Will married Zampino in 1992 and they were married for 3 years. He then married Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, and the two have been together ever since.
Also in the discussion of the show was fatherhood, and how someone “might not be the best husband” but that doesn’t affect that “he’s not a good father.” “With Sheree and with Trey that was a really difficult time,” Smith admits.
With the pair’s current troubles, past discussions of marriage on Red Table Talk and with August Alsina claiming that he got Will’s “blessing” for a relationship with Jada, it’s clear that there’s more to come from the couple on all of what’s been happening around them.
Jada and Will’s history has been murky with all the various comments and statements that they’ve released over the years. For Zampino however, she’s spoken up about how Jada was also instrumental in the dissolution of her own marriage to Smith, potentially.
Pinkett Smith previously admitted on another episode of Red Table Talk that she regretted dating “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star while he was still legally married to Zampino. “Because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce, I probably should have fell back,” Pinkett Smith confessed while chatting with Zampino.
Zampino, 52, cracked, “You think?”
See Will’s Father’s Day episode preview below.