Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted that it is ‘difficult to maintain her sex life with her husband Will, just weeks after the actor revealed that they have an open marriage.
According to the actress, 50, she feels ‘uncomfortable’ making an effort to stay intimate with her husband, 53, and she really tries’ to keep in touch with him.
‘The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey,’ Jada said on her Facebook Live series Red Table Talk with guest Gwyneth Paltrow. We began at a very young age, you know, 22 years old.’
‘That’s why the accountability part really struck a chord with me because I think you expect your partner to know (what you need), especially when it comes to sex,’ she added.
‘It’s as if to say, ‘Well, if you love me, you should know.’ If you love me, you should be able to read my mind.” That’s a huge mistake.’
‘Isn’t it weird, though?’ Gwyneth, who was a guest on the show to discuss her new Netflix series Sex, Love, and Goop, added. It’s as if no one can read your mind, and we’re disappointed.’
Jada went on to say that she really tries’ to communicate with Will about their sexual lives.
‘It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy,’ she said, referring to sex, “because it’s something we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.”
Jada made the revelation during an X-rated conversation with guest Gwyneth Paltrow about female orgasms, sensation play, and even used a vulva puppet to discuss female anatomy.
This comes just weeks after Will revealed that he and Jada are in an open marriage after deciding to abandon monogamy during their relationship.
‘Jada never believed in conventional marriage… Jada had family members who had an unconventional relationship,’ the Men in Black actor explained to GQ.
‘As a result, she grew up in a very different way than I did.
‘There were lengthy debates about what constitutes relational perfection. ‘What is the ideal way for a couple to interact?’ he continued. ‘And for the most part of our relationship, we chose monogamy, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.’
‘We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everyone must find their own way,’ he said. And marriage cannot be a prison for us.
‘And I don’t recommend our path to anyone.’ This is not a path I would recommend to anyone. But the experiences that we’ve shared, the liberties that we’ve given each other, and the unconditional support, to me, are the highest definitions of love.’