Will Smith told GQ that he and Jada Pinkett Smith realized they needed to make some major changes in their marriage when a heated argument made their daughter Willow break down in tears and plead for them to quit fighting. “We were both miserable,” Will said.
It wasn’t the only time a fight made them reevaluate their marriage. In an October 2018 “Red Table Talk” episode, Will recounted how he scolded Jada for cursing during a party when they were dating, saying that he responded to her use of the F-word by hitting her on the head with a newspaper and escorting her into another room. “I said, ‘Jada, this is the deal: I grew up in a household where I watched my father punch my mother in the face, and I will not create a house, a space, an interaction with a person where there’s profanity and violence,'” Will recalled. He even threatened to leave Jada if she continued to curse. Fast forward to 2022, and Will was burning down everything he worked so hard for by telling Chris Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out your f****** mouth.”
In his memoir, “Will,” the Oscar-winner confessed that he considered killing his father by pushing him down the stairs to exact revenge for his mother’s abuse, but Jada allegedly doesn’t want Will to get violent on her behalf. “She didn’t need protecting,” a source told Us Weekly.