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Will Smith Admits To Breaking Down After Marrying The Wrong Woman

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After 21 years together, Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have become one of the few Hollywood "It" couples who've managed to stand the test of time.

However, appearances can be deceiving, and no matter how strong a couple's relationship is, they'll eventually face a bump or two in the road.

This includes the Smiths, who've openly spoken out about difficulties in the marriage in their past, including when they temporarily ended their romantic relationship.

"We had to rebuild with new rules and something way, completely different."

On an episode of his wife's Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, Smith opened up about the rough patches within their marriage, which even led the couple to temporarily separate.

"We broke up within our marriage and got back together again," Smith said. "We had to rebuild with new rules and something way, completely different."

The 50-year-old also admitted on the show that their daughter Willow was also dragged in to their marital problems.

"I snapped in front of Willow. It was the only time in her childhood she ever saw me snap. And I saw her look and Willow starts crying."

"And I was like, 'Baby, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.' She’s like [shouting], 'Just figure it out! You guys please just figure it out! Just figure it out!'" Smith shared.

However, the power couple persevered, and the I Am Legend actor said Pinkett Smith has taught him the meaning of unconditional love.

"There’s nothing that could happen that we won’t be together and love each other. And it’s not just because we’re saying it. It’s because we’ve cracked each other’s heads wide open," Smith explained.

"I’ve truly learned the definition of unconditional love. I love you, I support you, I’m going to help you be happy no matter what. I don’t have to like it. I describe it as the day the deal breakers are gone. We don’t have any deal breakers."

But while Smith appears to be the picture-perfect husband, it turns out he was previously married when he met his now-wife.

"I was sitting in a stall in the restaurant and I was crying uncontrollably."

In 1992, Smith tied the knot with Sheree Zampino and the couple welcomed their son Trey the same year.

Although the former couple seemed happy at the time, Smith admitted he felt an instant connection with Pinkett Smith the day they met.

"We sat down at The Baked Potato and talked. There was a really unique, beautiful power. We had that moment and we connected, but I was married," he said, with Pinkett Smith adding they never engaged in an affair.

The father-of-three revealed it only took him until the next day to realize he had married the wrong person.

"That next night, me and Sheree went to dinner, and I sat down with Sheree, and it was one of the most bizarre emotions I ever had.

We were at The Palm and I remember I had to get up from dinner when I had a realization that I wasn’t with the person I was supposed to be with.

I went into the bathroom in The Palm, and I broke down in tears."

I was sitting in a stall in the restaurant and I was crying uncontrollably and then laughing like, 'what the heck is wrong with me?' And I knew, that was the woman I was supposed to be with."

Pinkett Smith piped in, and said despite the fact he wanted to be with her, he would never have stayed with Zampino "forever," had she not pulled the plug on their marriage.

In 1995, Zampino and Smith were officially divorced, and it didn't take long before the rapper called his soulmate.

"I literally walked right out [from signing the divorce papers and] I called Jada. ‘I said 'Hey Jada, what’s up? It’s Will.' She said, 'Hey, how you doing?' I said, 'Good, are you seeing anybody?' She said, 'Uh, no,' and I said “Cool, you’re seeing me now."

The couple eventually tied the knot in 1997, and like they say, the rest is history.

[H/T: Metro]

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