Jada Pinkett-Smith admits she was 'addicted' to porn before she met Will Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith admits she was 'addicted' to porn before she met Will Smith

It's one of life's great truths that every stranger you pass on the street is going through something you have no idea about.

Celebrities are certainly no exception to the rule, with Jada Pinkett-Smith recently admitting that, for a period of time in her past, she had an "unhealthy relationship to porn".

In Monday's episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, the actress was there to discuss the topic: Does porn ruin relationships?

Watch Jada be completely honest about her formerly 'unhealthy' relationship with porn:

In typical Jada fashion, the 47-year-old wasn't scared to open up about her own experiences, telling her co-hosts, daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, that she had a "little porn addiction back in the day".

Speaking to her family at the beginning of the episode as the trio got ready backstage, she joked "If I was still on my porn game, I'd be able to show you some good porn," before telling them: "Back in the day I had a little porn addiction, but I wasn't in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness."

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith Credit: Getty

Later in the episode, when the ladies were sitting down, the Girls Trip star went on to clarify that she felt like she had used "[the term] 'addiction' a little lightly."

She explained: "And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence."

When asked by 18-year-old Willow if her "fixation" on porn came from an "emotional" place, Jada - who has now been married to Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Will Smith for over 20 years - said it did.

Jada Pinkett-Smith Credit: Getty

"It was actually like feeling like an emptiness, at least you think it is. But it's actually not," she said.

The three women went on to discuss the stigma around porn, as well as the idea that it could be detrimental to a person's life. If you're interested in hearing more of their thoughts, tune in here.

Porn is certainly not the only big issue the trio has taken on; just last year, Willow Smith opened up about her days of self-harming.