Jada Pinkett Smith felt 'lost' and relinquished a lot of her power while supporting her husband, Will

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith arrive at Paramount Pictures Premiere of Gemini Man on October 6, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  Photographed by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith arrive at Paramount Pictures Premiere of Gemini Man on October 6, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Photographed by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic
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She explained, "We do relinquish a lot of our power to our men that we've given our lives to. And at first, I gave it all over. And then I realised, 'Oh this is not working.' And you get just a little disappointed because you feel like, 'I gave it all to you and you took it and you misused it - you stopped listening to me.'"  

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Speaking on an episode of Red Table Talk, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, added, "She felt like she lost herself in supporting Will and his dreams and his career, and the idea that he had of what their relationship was gonna be."  Meanwhile, Jada previously insisted she doesn't have a "conventional marriage".  

Compiled by Nthabi Nhlapo

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