Will Smith breaks down in tears as he discusses the 'worst period' of his marriage to Jada Pinkett-Smith
Celebrity marriages may appear perfect sometimes, but take a closer look and you'll see that famous couples go through as many ups and downs as the rest of us.
This was made clear when Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith recently opened up about their marriage on Red Table Talk, the actress' web television talk show.
Preview clips of the episode show both stars emotionally breaking down as they discuss the darker times in their 21-year union.
Speaking to his daughter, 17-year-old Willow, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor admitted: "There was a period where mummy woke up and cried 45 days straight. I started keeping track."
Sitting across the table, Jada interjects with a smile, telling him: "You missed some days".
He continues to admit that he felt the trouble in the relationship was his fault, saying: "It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably."
The episode sees Jada's mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and her 17-year-old daughter sit at the red table, as the three generations of the family's women talk about the world around them.
Further on in the preview, Will is heard admitting he and his wife "don't even call ourselves married anymore,", prompting bewildered looks from his mother-in-law.
Another clip sees Will and Jada playfully fighting as they get mic'd up. "You're not breaking me today, Jada," the Men in Black star warns his partner before the 47-year-old jokingly fires back: "I've broken you enough."
In addition, the teaser trailer also sees the Girls Trip actress admitting: "I've dated a lot of people," something which prompts Will to jokingly storm off stating '"Alright, I've had enough of the Red Table."
The couple has discussed their relationship many times previously, naming themselves "life partners" rather than husband and wife.
Back in July 2018, Will told Rap Radar: "We don't even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as ‘life partners,’ where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. There’s no deal-breakers. There’s nothing she could do -- ever -- nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death, and it feels so good to get to that space where you’re not complaining, and worrying, and demanding that a person be a certain thing."
The Hollywood pair, who began dating in 1995 and share two children, have been plagued by split rumours in the past. In 2013, rumours spread that they were in an open marriage after Jada said her 50-year-old husband is allowed to "do whatever [he wants] as long as [he] can look in the mirror and be OK".
She later shot down gossip, taking to Facebook to post: "Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom? Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us??? Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one. [sic]."
The new series of Red Table Talk, set to premiere on October 22 with 13 episodes, boasts a bevy of special guests, with guest appearances from Ellen Pompeo and Leah Remini.