Will Smith Speaks On His Marriage With Jada Pinkett-Smith: ‘I’m Gonna Do Me, And You Do You’

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Will Smith is gearing up to release his new memoir “Will” on November 9th.

While promoting his memoir, Will sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the interview, Winfrey stated that people “never actually understood” the details of their separation and if it was “months or years.”

Will explained “Ya know… It’s really funny… We didn’t… We never actually like officially separated.”

“We realized that it was a fantasy illusion that we could make each other happy,” Will said. “We agreed that she had to make herself happy and I had to make myself happy. Then we were going to present ourselves back to the relationship already happy — versus demanding that the other person fill our empty cup.”

He said, “We just decided, ‘You have to figure out how to be happy.” Though he admitted it was more “contentious” from his side, telling Jada: “‘Go figure out if you can be happy and prove to me it’s even possible.’ I’m gonna do me and you do you.”