After her recent words about their sex life made news, Jada Pinkett Smith is clearing the air about her relationship with Will Smith.
Co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris discussed their sexual experiences and preferences with celebrity guest Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday’s edition of “Red Table Talk.”
Maintaining a good sex relationship with husband Will has needed “hard” work and open communication, Jada said during the candid talk.
Jada rushed to Twitter on Wednesday to explain her remarks after numerous news agencies ran stories such as “Jada Pinkett Smith Tells Gwyneth Paltrow Why It’s Hard to Maintain a Sex Life With Will Smith.”
“Only because I got time today. Stop making up headlines,” Jada wrote. “Watch the @RedTableTalk I did with @GwynethPaltrow for yourselves. Will and I have NEVER had an issue in the bedroom. Thank you.”
Paltrow bonded with Gammy about their successful sex lives as relative newlyweds while promoting her new Netflix series “Sex, Love & Goop” on “Red Table Talk.”
“It’s almost as if I’m cheating a little bit, you know?” Paltrow married TV producer Brad Falchuk in 2018 after divorcing Coldplay frontman Chris Martin two years before. (In 2016, Gammy married Rodney Norris.)
Paltrow opened out about her lengthy sexual “adventure” with the “Bad Boys for Life” star and the “pitfall” they want to avoid after expressing her love for Jada and Will’s decades-old romance.
“It’s hard,” she said. “We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old. So that’s why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know [what you want], 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.’”
“Isn’t it weird though?” Paltrow added. “It’s like, someone doesn’t read your mind, and we feel crushed. Like, we feel so disappointed. … Where do we get that from?”
Overall, the women felt that the key to having a good sex life is talking freely and honestly about their needs, no matter how “uncomfortable” such conversations may be.
“I’ve grown out of it,” Jada said. “You tell me what you need. Tell me what you want. And on top of it, I know that I have to be accountable to do the same.”