Will Smith has broken his silence after his wife’s recent bombshell interviews and tell-all memoir.
The actor spoke in an email to the New York Times.
He admitted to becoming oblivious to Jada’s demands and developing a “emotional blindness” to “hidden nuances” after his wife Jada Pinkett Smith disclosed the couple had been living apart since 2016.
Will revealed that his wife’s latest memoir, Worthy, “kind of woke Will up” since it made him understand that his wife was living “more on the edge” than he had previously assumed.
He wrote to the newspaper: “When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties.”
Will also said that he had only recently recognized his wife was “more resilient, clever, and compassionate than he’d realized.”
This comes after Jada claimed in an interview with People that the couple had been living apart since 2016.
She also revealed that they were living apart at the time Will slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars last year.
Jada said to Hoda Kotb on the Today show: “By the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted from trying.
“I think we were both still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.”