Jada Pinkett Smith revealed on her family’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on Monday that she was not happy on her wedding day and felt pressured to marry Will Smith because she was pregnant at the time (December 1997) with her son Jaden. She paints a pretty upsetting picture of the big day.
Us Weekly reports that Smith said, “It was almost as if [my mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones] was like, ‘You have to get married.’ I was under so much pressure being a young actress. Being young, pregnant…I just didn’t know what to do. But I knew I never wanted to be married.”
“I was so upset that I had to have a wedding,” Jada continued. “I was so pissed. I went crying down the freaking aisle. I cried the whole way down the aisle!”
Banfield-Jones affirmed that Smith was “very unpleasant” on her wedding day and “didn’t cooperate with anything.” She apologized for pushing Smith into marriage saying, “I’m sorry that I didn’t respect your wishes. It was totally selfish.”