Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up again about her relationship with her husband Will Smith.
On her show Red Table Talk on Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 50-year-old host and actress, her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 68, and guest Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, discussed the challenges of maintaining a good sex life and the importance of communicating sexual desires with your partner.
“It’s hard,” Jada said. “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.“
Paltrow, who is currently promoting her Netflix series Sex, Love & goop, commented, “Isn’t it weird, though? It’s like someone doesn’t read your mind and we feel crushed.”
She added “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…I really try. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy, and I think around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for more than 23 years and are parents of Jaden Smith, 23, and Willow Smith, 20—who appeared remotely on the latest episode of Red Table Talk but left before Jada talked about her personal sex life. The couple’s relationship has often come under scrutiny amid multiple rumors.