Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith went through difficult times in their 23 years of marriage. They know how important it is to go to couples therapy, and now they are sharing their relationship counselor with the world on Red Table Talk. Below you will find an exclusive sneak peek clip of the upcoming episode.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith go to marriage counseling
In 2016, the Smiths revealed that they sought out marriage counseling. Will opened up to The Sun about how difficult it was.
“What happens in a marriage once you do counseling, the truth comes out,” Will told the outlet. “And you sit across from your wife, and you’ve said all of your truth, and she has said all of her truth. You look at each other, and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now the truth is out. It creates a dark moment.”
However, Will realized it was necessary to get everything out so they could begin the healing process.
“For me, it’s the dark before the dawn,” he added. “When the truth comes out, and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are. I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”
‘Red Table Talk’ addresses ‘How to heal a broken heart’
In a Facebook Watch Red Table Talk episode on Dec. 15, 2020, Michaela Boehm, Jada and Will’s personal relationship counselor, will come to the table. In “How to Heal a Broken Heart,” the counselor will advise how to cope with betrayal, rejection, and tragedy. She will also explain why it is essential to continue believing in love.
In an exclusive sneak peek clip, Boehm counsels a couple who are devastated by their wedding cancelation.
“I met David a few years ago, and we had the pleasure of being able to plan our wedding,” Quejonne told the counselor and talk show hosts. “We invited all the people from all across the country. People were going to travel.”
However, two days before their wedding, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the couple to cancel the event. They explain they are “emotionally drained” and unsure of what to do next.
Jada and Will’s personal relationship counselor joins ‘Red Table Talk’
The counselor gives the couple hope for their relationship moving forward.
“I have seen a lot of people,” Boehm begins. “I can tell you one thing. Couples who face adversity together have the best chance of long term relationship.”
Then she describes how she knows David and Quejonne will make it through this bump in the road.
“The way you are sitting there, the way she’s leaning against you, David,” the counselor explains. “You clearly have grown something in the adversity and in the joined loss.”
Tune in to Facebook Watch on Dec. 15, 2020, at noon EST to catch the rest of this special Red Table Talk with Jada and Will’s personal relationship counselor.