In a clip from the episode, which features frequent cohost (and Pinkett Smith’s mother) Adrienne Banfield-Jones and guest Toni Braxton, viewers see Pinkett Smith’s response when the subject of divorce comes up. It’s yet another perfect example of the kind of unabashed honesty fans have come to expect and love from Pinkett Smith.
“For me personally, I’m not mature enough to have a divorce. I’m just not. I don’t think I would ever be mature enough. I don’t,” she revealed.
Naturally, Braxton asks why. “Because when you have to start going in, breaking up assets, that right there…” Pinkett Smith started, trailing off before Banfield-Jones added, “When you have to start to divide things, separate, cut off…”
It would be at that point, Pinkett Smith joked, that things would get hairy. “Let me tell you, that’s when the Red Table turn upside down, and it won’t be red no more,” she said. “This junk would be smashed in shambles, like, you know what I’m saying?”
This isn’t the first time the subject of divorce has come up on Red Table Talk.
In another recent episode of the popular Facebook series, her husband, Will Smith, took a seat at the table to tackle the topic of the couple’s oft-speculated-about marriage. Like his wife, Smith didn’t hold anything back, admitting that the couple went through an extremely low point in their marriage.
“There was a period where Mommy woke up and cried for 45 days straight,” Smith told the couple’s daughter, Willow Smith. “I started keeping a diary… it was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage. I was failing miserably.”
But for Will, who’d been married once before, divorce “wasn’t an option.” Still, the couple knew they had to do something. So, they decided they had to destroy their marriage before they could fix it.
“I was devastated even worse than a divorce. We broke up within our marriage and got back together again. We had to rebuild with new rules and something way, completely different,” Will said during his October appearance.
These days, according to the high-profile pair, they don’t even call themselves married anymore. Instead, they think of and refer to each other as “life partners.”