JADA Pinkett-Smith “never” wanted to get married.
The Girls Trip star felt pressured to tie the knot with her now-husband Will Smith early on in their relationship but admits she wasn’t keen on the idea because she had “never seen a happy marriage”.
She said, “I never wanted to get married. But my mother was like, ‘You have to get married’ – she’s so old school – and Will wanted a family. So I said, ‘All right, maybe it’s something I should do.’ … I had never seen a happy marriage. I adored Will, but I just didn’t want to be married.”
And the 47-year-old actress wouldn’t describe Will as her husband and prefers to talk about her “life partnership”.
She added to People magazine, “It’s more of a life partnership … I don’t own him. He doesn’t own me. He has to be his own person first, and vice versa … Love is freedom.”
Meanwhile, Jada previously admitted she and Will have a “stronger bond” now than they did at the start of their relationship.
She said, “It just felt like loss. There was too much concentration on what was happening externally, and the family unit itself wasn’t getting the attention and care that I felt we needed.
“Will’s like, ‘We just came from Oslo, going to the (2009) Nobel Peace Prize ceremony (for Barack Obama) as a family, you’ve got a big house with a lake – isn’t this amazing?!’ And I’m like, ‘No’. By the time my 40th (birthday) came, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore.’ I was so depleted.” – BANG!