In his Apple TV+ interview with Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith discusses his sex life with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
When they initially started dating after he divorced his first wife, Sheree Zampino, in 1995, they had a highly active sex life, and finally married in 1997, when Jada was three months pregnant with son Jaden.
“We drank every day, and had sex multiple times every day, for four straight months,” Smith writes in his memoir, which will be released on Tuesday, according to Winfrey. “I started to wonder if this was a competition. Either way, as far as I was concerned, there were only two possibilities: one, I was going to satisfy this woman sexually, or two, I was going to die trying.”
“Since you’re not dead, we assume you won the competition,” Oprah said, much to Will’s delight.
“You know, those early days were spectacular,” Smith told Winfrey. “Me and Jada, to this day, if we start talking, it’s four hours. It’s four hours if we exchange a sentence.”
“It’s the center of why we’ve been able to sustain and why we’re still together, not choking the life out of each other.”
“It’s like, the ability to work through issues,” he explained. “I’ve just never met another person that I connect with in conversation more blissfully and productively than Jada.”
Pinkett Smith also discussed her sex life with her spouse on last week’s edition of Red Table Talk, discussing the difficulties of maintaining a healthy sex life.
“It’s hard,” she told guest Gwyneth Paltrow. “The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old. That’s why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know [what you need], especially when it comes to sex. It’s like, ‘Well, if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.’ That’s a huge pitfall.”
In another episode, Pinkett Smith and Smith discussed a watershed point in their relationship when they pledged never to raise their voices or be aggressive to each other.
Smith said that the “moment that launched our communication” occurred at a home party before to their marriage, when Pinkett Smith swore in front of guests playing Pictionary and yelled, “Will, would you shut the fuck up?”
“I was like, ‘Jada, this is the deal. I grew up in a household where I watched my father punch my mother in the face, and I will not create a house, a space, and interaction with a person where there is profanity and violence,” Smith said. “If you have to talk to me like that, we can’t be together. We’re not going use any profanity in our interactions. We’re not going to raise our voice. We’re not going to be violent. I can’t do it.'”