Most talk shows feature the guest to sharing their stories. That’s not the case on the Red Table Talk hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith – where the anchor holds conversations with the guests and opens up about her life. In the latest episode of the Facebook series, Pinkett-Smith reported opens up about her “unhealthy relationship” with adult films. The actor described the extend of that phase in her life as an addiction to them. The episode had Pinkett-Smith alongside regular co-hosts, daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones.
This episode did not feature a special guest hence providing an opportunity to the women to talk freely about their own experiences and life and not zero in on any one particular topic. In one of the segment, Pinkett-Smith said when she was single she had a strained relationship with adult films. "I wasn't in a relationship when I had the addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness," she said. "I actually feel like I was using 'addiction' a little lightly. And maybe I'll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to adult films at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence."
But the actor did not entirely bash the adult industry. Noting a negative stigma around enjoying adult films, she said it shouldn’t be the case “as long as people don’t take things too far”. On the upcoming episode, she also said that becoming addicted to adult films, which is surprisingly common, can have negative effects on a person’s life – from personal relationships to professional aspirations. Pinkett-Smith battled her addiction and is okay with everything now. She has been married to fellow actor Will Smith for the last 22 years. She explained her addition by saying that she used adult films to somehow fill an "emptiness" she felt inside. Eventually, she added, all the adult films that she was watching gave her "false expectations" of the real thing.