These two have come a long way!
On Wednesday The conversation on the red table above Facebook with guests Jana Kramer, Jada Pinkett Smith invite her husband Will Smith‘s first wife Sheree Zampino to join the discussion. Quite the timing as they are discussing forgiveness! Before digging in One tree hill alum’s cheating scandal with ex-girlfriend Mike Caussin, the women shared how they managed to form “sisterhood” after a “messy” first few years! They even demonstrate how much of a blended family they are these days – and that might surprise you!
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For starters, Jada admitted that she was “in the picture too soon” after marrying Will two years after he broke up with Sheree. Looking back, she said the “biggest misconception” she had at the time was that when Will and Sheree signed the divorce papers, it meant their relationship was over. She quickly realized it had “never been done” when the children were in the picture, saying:
“This woman is part of this family. [I was] not only undertake Trey, but Sheree is also coming. Looking back, I definitely lost a beat when I put myself in your dynamic [and] let the two of you flesh whatever you need to figure out. I didn’t understand it. “
Thankfully, they were able to get through the hard times and learn to create a strong bond, she continued:
“We developed a really good sisterhood. but it is not easy. Trying to have a harmonious family and not really having a blueprint for that, we really had to figure it out along the way. For me, it’s really about growing up [and] do not understand the dynamics of marriage. “
Jada emphasized that it was “definitely forgiving of Sheree” as she “really crossed the line at times”. She recalls trying to co-parent Trey after learning he misbehaves on a date – this did NOT go well! At that time, Jada had no children of her own, Jaden24 or Willow21 years old, so Sheree feels she’s gone beyond her role when it comes to Trey’s bad behavior. Sheree recalls:
“It’s out of the way, but you didn’t mean any harm. You’re like, ‘Listen, we have to get [Trey] the right.'”
But Sheree is not innocent either! She is also playing games to get the upper hand with other women! Once when she visited Will and Jada’s new home, she seemed to have entered their master bedroom to find out about it – something that Matrix Revolution the star is super annoyed with! She noted:
“I can’t say anything.”
For her, it was Will’s ex’s way of putting her in her place, as if Sheree was saying, “You need to know who the queen bee is around here, okay?” And guess? Sheree doesn’t remember the moment at all! But she has since apologized and called her behavior “shameful.” Oh!
According to Jada, while things were “messy” as they were both “really fiery,” Sheree revealed that the actress exceeded her expectations, sharing:
“Going into this, doing mixed things, my only request is that you treat my son well. You did that. Your heart is always with him, wishing the best for him. “
It was because of Trey that they worked so hard to get along – even if it had to use some unconventional communication. Jada talked about how they were able to “have difficult conversations” and “recognize” their mistakes in part thanks to a diary they moved back and forth during the handover of custody. in which they would write down their feelings about topics they felt were impossible. no direct discussion. Gosh!
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As to why she was determined to befriend Sheree, Jada mused:
“My philosophy has always been: How can I love Trey without loving the most important person in his life – [who] is his mother. You can’t, and I know it. “
Later in the conversation, the country musician wondered if Sheree ever found it difficult to see Jada as a “better version” of Will, to which she bluntly commented:
“What I think is that when our union is over, he Candlestick is my better cause. So it can hurt to watch [someone] with a better version, but he shouldn’t be worse… Now at this stage of my life, I think I’m gone too soon. That’s part of me trying to protect myself. ‘Let me cut this now and go.’ If I were in another time, I would never leave that soon. You will work there. “
Sheree separated from King Richard star after only three years of marriage. Even so, everything is going according to its meaning and all consider each other as “family”. Such a huge improvement! They also trust each other, Sheree often travels with Will… without Jada around! What??
While speaking to Jana, the Hollywood star said Will and Sheree “really really like each other” as they are just parents in common now. When asked if it got on her skin, she replied:
“Never. They have trips, I’m not there. They do their thing… Not together romantically, but like when he goes on a book tour and his mother goes. and his sister, [Sheree joins in]. I’m happy to see them enjoying them. However, it takes time.”
Immediately fearful of the rumors, Jada explained:
“We don’t have a problem with everyone. Make it clear why you know that will be the next rumor. “
LOL – League of Legends!
Further explaining the online speculation, Jada noted that the public has “a lot of fun imagining” what goes on in the off-screen life of a famous couple, explaining:
“They love it. They like to put all the pieces together and which part you told and which part he told… They love to sit there and chat… and they have no idea, especially when it comes to close relationships. secret. “
Something she knows too much about – especially this year! After Will appeared on the headlines about the slap Chris Rock in Oscar, their marriage was closely monitored and it didn’t help that they had a complicated past. In 2020, Jada admitted to having a romantic “relationship” with the singer August Alsina when she and Will had broken up nearly five years earlier. So… if anyone knows how cruel the Internet can be, it’s her!
You can hear more of the girls’ conversation in the full episode (below)!
It is amazing to see how Sheree and Jada overcame their differences and formed a friendship for the sake of their harmonious family! Just prove anything is possible with time. But your husband and ex-wife go out together? That is so big! Think?
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