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Jada Pinkett Smith's Reveals Why She Could Never Divorce Husband Will Smith

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By Afouda Bamidele on October 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM EDT

Jada Pinkett Smith is revealing intimate details of her relationship with her husband, Will Smith, including why should could never divorce him. 

The actress is dropping details in pages of her upcoming memoir, "Worthy," which has prompted curiosity about the "Prince of Bel-Air" star's reaction to these revelations. Fans finally got an insight into the actor's thoughts during a recent podcast appearance where the host read a letter from Will in response to "Worthy."

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Jada Pinkett Smith Called Will Smith 'A Joker' After He Wrote Her A Lovely Note

A barrage of observers has begun seeing things from Jada's side after she underwent a two-and-half-hour conversation on Jay Shetty's podcast, "On Purpose with Jay Shetty" on Monday.

During the session, the pair took a brief moment to address the heartfelt note that Will wrote to his partner, expressing his profound appreciation for her honesty in "Worthy." Opting to read the note aloud for his guest, Jay began:

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"I just turned the final page of Worthy. It is amazing to realize that despite having lived most of my life by your side, I still found myself shocked and stunned and caught off guard, laughing, then inspired, then heartbroken. I was all over the place. It's one thing to hear anecdotes at a family barbecue, but it was truly overwhelming to take in your story, potently condensed in this way."

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The British writer continued, "You are one of one, a rare blend of power and delicate sensitivity. I know it wasn't easy to excavate the depths in that way. I applaud and honor you. If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more. I'll start now. Welcome to the Authors Club. I love you endlessly. Now go get some Merlot and take a rest."

Once Jay wrapped up reading the letter, which came in an email, Jada playfully responded to her husband's suggestion by saying, "He knows I can't have no Merlot. That's beautiful. That's why I can't divorce that joker."

As you can imagine, many fans are confused as to why the couple has been "separated" for many years but haven't pulled the trigger on a divorce.

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Reacting to the note itself, this fan penned in the comment section of the podcast episode, "If I had read this book 30 years ago, I would have hugged you more. I will start now" -Will Smith. Will truly love this woman unconditionally. Even though I didn't like how Jada portrayed Will for the past few years, I understand that she is a flawed human being just like us."

"I rock with Jada 'cause she is aware, it's very few who can look into their mirror of self-accountability, her story, respect," stated another fan of the entire interview.

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A third person typed, "Beautiful interview as always between Jada and Jay. This is the ONLY interview I wanted to see. I knew it would be authentic and organic," and this one gushed, "The comments are making me emotional, the outpouring of love for Jada is melting my heart given how people have been coming at her. We love you Jada."

Jada Was Stressed Out While Putting Words To Paper For Her New Book

The touching moment between the lovebirds comes over a month after Jada shared that writing "Worthy" was "emotionally taxing" and described it as "really technical." As reported by The Blast, she had told her 11.4 million Instagram followers that she would provide insights into the book's creation process, which began in December 2021. 

Highlighting the insights during an interview, the Daytime Emmy Award winner divulged that she went on the writing project to reclaim her narrative about her journey. In her words:

"So many people feel because of my talk show 'Red Table Talk' that they know my journey. And they really don't. There's been so much about my journey that I haven't really been able to share on a format like RTT."

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She also shared that she chose to name the book "Worthy" due to her need to authentically explore her path to self-worth. Furthermore, Jada expressed her hope that the book would broaden someone's perspective on their own life since it seemingly "covered everything."

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