Will Smith has been silent about Jada Pinkett Smith’s media tour until now.
According to TMZ the actor gave an on-record interview with the NYT saying the Memoir kind of “kind of woke him up.”
They go on to say, paraphrasing Will, that he’d realized she is more “resilient, clever and compassionate than he’d understood.” Then, a direct quote.
Will writes, “When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties.” It’s a little cryptic, but bottom line — he seems to back her.
His sentiment here is notable, because Jada’s truth bombs these past few days have rubbed a lot of people the wrong way … and a new conversation has formed about she and Will all over again, including the perception that she’s (yet again) emasculating him publicly.
However … it sounds like Will doesn’t mind what’s been shared with the rest of us — including the fact that they’re no longer romantically involved, they live separate lives, and they refuse to get divorced … among many, many other secrets that have been dished.