It seems even LONGER ago that Will Smith’s “sad” face became the most viral internet meme.
It’s been over a year since Jada admitted to straying from her marriage, and Will acknowledging he knew about the affair.
During their 2020 “Red Table Talk” episode, the world got to see an open and honest conversation between a husband and wife who had experienced relationship trials and tribulations.
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The “I Am Legend” actor is now describing what he was feeling during that infamous “sad”/ crying face meme.
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Will previously said he looked like he was crying during the ‘RTT’ due to being ‘dehydrated’ given he drinks a lot of coffee.
In a YouTube video uploaded to his channel on October 5, 2020, he explained, “I think because I drink so much coffee, I get dehydrated and it makes my eyes water. People think I’m crying all the time.”
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However, the same day the video was published, he tweeted the photo of himself with red, teary eyes and wrote, “pain.”
Now, in a new interview with GQ, Will is singing a different tune about the viral photo.
The award-winning actor revealed, “Jada never believed in conventional marriage.… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So, she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up.”
He continued, “There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection. 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.”
He went on to explain that he was exhausted during the taping of ‘RTT.’
“It was midnight and we were going on vacation the next day,” he revealed.
Will explained that the details they were discussing were, by that point, years in the past.
“It was like, no, no, no, guys, I’m not sad. I’m f***ing exhausted,” he said.
I guess it’s now like the age old saying, ‘tomato,’ ‘tomahto,’ or something like that.