A couple that has therapy together, stays together! At least that’s what Will Smith is saying.
The Suicide Squad star has lifted the lid on his 19-year marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith to reveal how they’ve fought to stay together.
“I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling,” he reportedly told The Sun in a revealing interview about his relationship, that has been plagued with rumors of infidelity and troubles in the past.
“What happens in a marriage once you do counseling, the truth comes out. And you sit across from your wife and you’ve said all of your truth and she has said all of her truth. You look at each other and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now the truth is out.”
While they’ve often walked away from the sessions feeling bitter, the superstar insists therapy has made them stronger.
“It creates a dark moment. But for me it’s the dark before the dawn. When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are.”
“I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”
The Men in Black actor, 47, has previously described his marriage as “grueling” and “excruciating,” but said: “We are just not quitters.”
Pinkett Smith, 44, even appeared to address claims they have an open marriage when she revealed last year: “At the end of the day, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher. I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”
“I trust that the man that Will is is a man of integrity. So, he’s got all the freedom in the world, and as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be OK, I’m good.”
The couple have two children together, Jaden, 18, and Willow, 15. He also has a son Trey, 23, with his first wife, Sheree Zampino.