So scary! Jada Pinkett Smith got candid with her viewers about an incident that took place with an ex-boyfriend years ago. She remembered having to protect herself with a knife because her ex became “aggressive.”
On an episode of Red Table Talk that aired on Nov. 19, the actress went into detail about her “emotionally abusive” relationship. “He started getting really aggressive in the car. Thank goodness I knew where I was and I knew how to get out of the car and get to the house. I ran to the house. I had to take my clothes off, take off my heels. I always travel with a black Russell hoodie and black Russell sweats,” she said.
The Girls Trip star continued, “I remember jumping in that sweatsuit, grabbing a big ol’ knife from the kitchen and hiding in his son’s room. I’ll never forget.” Ugh, poor Jada.
However, her ex was lurking around her house still. She recalled, “I heard him. I came out of his son’s bedroom and I was at the bottom of the hallway. I was like, ‘Don’t come near me.’ He said the quintessential line you hear in movies all the time, ‘You think I would hurt you? I would never do that to you.’”
Jada didn’t explain how the story ended, but she knew that she needed to get out of there fast. Her saving grace was when Spike Lee offered her a role in the film Girl 6.
“Spike Lee saved me from that one. Spike had been calling me about Girl 6. I used Spike as an excuse to get on that plane and [her former boyfriend] said right then and there, ‘I’ll never see you again, will I?’ I got on that plane and he never saw me again.”
Luckily, things worked out in the end for Jada and she got her happy ending. She has been married to her husband, Will Smith, for over 20 years.
While appearing on Sway’s Universe podcast in June 2018, the actress said, “Here’s the thing about Will and I — [we] are family. That is never going down. We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family.” She continued, “I am going to hold down, doesn’t matter. All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
We’re just glad you’re alright, Jada!
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