Jada Pinkett Smith admits to Will Smith's ex-wife that she 'crossed the line' with him

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By Carina Murphy

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Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about getting involved with Will Smith so soon after his divorce.

King Richard star Smith first got together with his now-wife Pinkett Smith not long after splitting from his first wife, Sheree Zampino, in 1995.

Over the years, Pinkett Smith and Zampino have developed a close friendship of their own.

However - in the latest episode of her Facebook chat show Red Table Talk - Pinkett Smith revealed that her friendship with Zampino had required a lot of forgiveness on the latter's part.

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Will Smith with his sons Trey Smith and Jaden Smith, daughter Willow Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

The two women appeared alongside each other in the episode, which aired on Wednesday (October 19), and centered on the topic of "toxic forgiveness".

Pinkett Smith began by saying that they have "developed a really nice sisterhood" - but that it "hasn’t been easy along the way."

"I’m imagining it definitely took some forgiveness on your part, 'cause I can remember a few times that I really crossed the line," the Matrix star admitted.

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She added that - in hindsight - she wished she had "taken a beat as far as putting myself in the dynamic of you guys".

"You didn’t even have time to adjust," she reflected, adding: "I didn’t understand that, 'cause you know, it was like a boyfriend. Like, 'When you’re done with a joker, you're done.' But that’s not how marriage works."

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Will Smith and Sheree Zampino in 1992. Credit: CelebrityArchaeology.com / Alamy

While Pinkett Smith was apologetic about getting involved with her now-husband so soon, Zampino recalled that she had been understanding of the situation before.

"I remember you coming to me, and you were teary, you were very emotional and you said, 'I just didn’t know,'" Zampino said, adding: "And basically what you were saying is, 'I was in the picture too soon.' And you apologized for that."

She went on to thank Pinkett Smith for admitting that she had done wrong, saying: "Divorces ain't no joke. So thank you, 'cause you’ve always been one to, like, you know, 'Ree, I done missed it. Forgive me.' And we were able to move on."

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in 2003. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Pinkett Smith and Smith tied the knot in 1997, two years after his divorce was finalized. Zampino, meanwhile, remarried football player Terrell Fletcher - though the pair went their separate ways in 2015.

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Jada Pinkett Smith admits to Will Smith's ex-wife that she 'crossed the line' with him

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By Carina Murphy

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Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about getting involved with Will Smith so soon after his divorce.

King Richard star Smith first got together with his now-wife Pinkett Smith not long after splitting from his first wife, Sheree Zampino, in 1995.

Over the years, Pinkett Smith and Zampino have developed a close friendship of their own.

However - in the latest episode of her Facebook chat show Red Table Talk - Pinkett Smith revealed that her friendship with Zampino had required a lot of forgiveness on the latter's part.

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Will Smith with his sons Trey Smith and Jaden Smith, daughter Willow Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

The two women appeared alongside each other in the episode, which aired on Wednesday (October 19), and centered on the topic of "toxic forgiveness".

Pinkett Smith began by saying that they have "developed a really nice sisterhood" - but that it "hasn’t been easy along the way."

"I’m imagining it definitely took some forgiveness on your part, 'cause I can remember a few times that I really crossed the line," the Matrix star admitted.

Watch the episode below: 

She added that - in hindsight - she wished she had "taken a beat as far as putting myself in the dynamic of you guys".

"You didn’t even have time to adjust," she reflected, adding: "I didn’t understand that, 'cause you know, it was like a boyfriend. Like, 'When you’re done with a joker, you're done.' But that’s not how marriage works."

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Will Smith and Sheree Zampino in 1992. Credit: CelebrityArchaeology.com / Alamy

While Pinkett Smith was apologetic about getting involved with her now-husband so soon, Zampino recalled that she had been understanding of the situation before.

"I remember you coming to me, and you were teary, you were very emotional and you said, 'I just didn’t know,'" Zampino said, adding: "And basically what you were saying is, 'I was in the picture too soon.' And you apologized for that."

She went on to thank Pinkett Smith for admitting that she had done wrong, saying: "Divorces ain't no joke. So thank you, 'cause you’ve always been one to, like, you know, 'Ree, I done missed it. Forgive me.' And we were able to move on."

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in 2003. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Pinkett Smith and Smith tied the knot in 1997, two years after his divorce was finalized. Zampino, meanwhile, remarried football player Terrell Fletcher - though the pair went their separate ways in 2015.

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