In a recent interview with The New York Times, Will Smith responded to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's upcoming memoir, Worthy, which contains bombshell revelations about their marriage. Jada's memoir is scheduled to be released on November 1st, and it is expected to provide a candid look at her marriage to Will and her struggles with mental health and alopecia areata.
"It kind of woke me up," Will wrote in an email to the Times. "I realized that I had been on a bit of an autopilot. When you've been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in," Will added. "And you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties." Jada has previously spoken about her struggles with mental health and alopecia areata, and her memoir is expected to provide a candid look at her marriage to Will and these challenges. "We hadn't figured that out," she said.
In an interview with NBC's Hoda Kotb on October 11th, Jada said that she and Will kept their separation a secret because they were "not being ready yet" and were still "trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership" with each other in terms of how they presented to the public. According to Jada, over time, she and Will had become fixated on their idealized versions of each other rather than seeing each other for who they were.
Will also takes a break from social media amid his estranged wife Jada's book tour, where she has revealed that they have been separated for the past seven years. On Sunday, Will posted an Instagram video of himself napping on a boat and smiling for the camera. He captioned the video, "Notifications off :) Fun fact about me is that I can take a nap almost anywhere." Jada reacted to the post with two laughing emojis in the comment section. It is unclear if Will is taking a break from social media to avoid seeing comments about his relationship with Jada or simply trying to focus on his own life.