In the latest Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, the actress tackled the topic of addiction with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who was addicted to heroin as Pinkett Smith was growing up.
While answering a question from a fan, Pinkett Smith opened up about her own vices.
“My sort of addictions jump. They jump around,” she explained. “When I was younger, I definitely think I had a s_x addiction of some kind, yes, that everything could be fixed by s_x. You know what I’m saying?”
The wife of Will Smith shared that there was another period of time when she was addicted to the gym, then when she realized she had a drinking problem.
“I remember reaching a rock bottom that time I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle,” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Now hold up. You’re in the this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.’”
Pinkett Smith continued, “So I went cold turkey. That’s the thing about me: I can go cold turkey. I am a binger, and I always have to watch myself and I can just get obsessed with things. It’s not what you’re doing but how you’re with it. Why you’re doing it. It’s the behavior that’s attached to it because if you want to have a lot of s_x, that’s great, but why are you having all that s_x? That’s what you’ve got to look at.”