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Jada Pinkett Smith Never Wanted to Get Married to Will Smith | “I Was Under So Much Pressure”
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Jada Pinkett Smith Never Wanted to Get Married to Will Smith | “I Was Under So Much Pressure”

She said her mother forced her to get married after she became pregnant with her first child.

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Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about how she "really didn’t want to get married” to her husband, Will Smith. The couple has been in the limelight, after Smith's infamous slap at the 94th Academy Awards. As we reported earlier, he went on the stage and slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made an insensitive joke about Pinkett Smith's autoimmune condition. Pinkett Smith said in a resurfaced interview clip from Red Table Talk from 2018, "I was under so much pressure, you know, being a young actress, being young, and I was just, like, pregnant and I just didn’t know what to do."

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Pinkett Smith and Smith married at the Gothic-style Cloisters Castle in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. Despite the wedding seeming perfect to outsiders, Pinkett Smith's mother described it as "horrible" and a "mess." Pinkett Smith added, "I never wanted to be married," reports New York Post. Her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, better known as "Gammy," 68, forced the two to marry after Pinkett Smith became pregnant with their first child, Jaden, now 23. The actress sat at a round table with her mother, Smith, 53, and their 21-year-old daughter Willow. She said, "I really didn’t wanna get married." Smith said to their daughter, Willow, "We only got married because Gammy was crying." Pinkett Smith added, "It was almost as if Gammy was like, ‘You have to get married, so let’s talk about the wedding.'"