Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted it’s ‘hard’ to maintain her sex life with her husband Will weeks after the actor revealed they have an open marriage
According to the actress, 50, she feels ‘uncomfortable’ making the effort to stay intimate with her spouse, 53, and she ‘really tries’ to maintain communication with him.
Speaking on her Facebook Live series Red Table Talk with guest Gwyneth Paltrow, Jada said: ‘The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old.’
‘That’s why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know (what you need), especially when it comes to sex,’ she added.
‘It’s like, ”Well, if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.” That’s a huge pitfall.’
Gwyneth, who was a guest on the show to discuss her new Netflix series Sex, Love and Goop, added: ‘Isn’t it weird, though? It’s like someone doesn’t read your mind and we feel crushed.’
Jada added that she ‘really tries’ to communicate with Will about their sex life.
She said: ‘It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy and I think around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it.’
Jada made the disclosure during an X-rated chat with guest Gwyneth about female orgasms, sensation play, and even used a vulva puppet to discuss the female anatomy.
This comes weeks after Will revealed that he and Jada are in an open marriage after deciding during their relationship to no longer practice monogamy.
‘Jada never believed in conventional marriage… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,’ the Men In Black actor told GQ.
‘So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up.
‘There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple?’ he went on. ‘And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.’
He said: ‘We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison.
‘And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.’