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Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why She and Will Never Celebrate Their Wedding Anniversary

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated New Year’s Eve earlier this week but not their wedding anniversary.

The couple got married on December 31, 1997, but Jada said they don’t celebrate or even acknowledge that day because their marriage is far bigger than the ceremony.

Jada Pinkett Smith explained why she and Will Smith don't celebrate their wedding anniversary


“Since that time [on New Year’s Eve in 1997], do you look at it differently now, that day? asked Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Jada’s mom, on the duos web-based talk show “Red Table Talk.”

“Oh definitely,” Jada replied. “Because it’s more of a life partnership. It’s not steeped in that day. We don’t really celebrate that day anymore in that sense, because the context of our union is totally different.”

The “Set It Off” actress also revealed that she’s usually apart from Will on New Year’s Eve, because she likes to be in the house, and he likes to do something exciting.

“Usually on New Year’s Will likes to be in an adventure in the world somewhere,” Jada described. “There’s no telling where he’s going to be. I like to be inside. I don’t want to be out in the world. He now has the freedom to go and have an awesome adventure of some kind.”

Jada and Will have been extremely candid about their marriage on “Red Table Talk,” and in October they discussed some of the problems they’ve endured in their 20 plus years together.

According to Will, he wanted his family to portray a certain public image that “wasn’t realistic,” and the actress said she felt stifled.

“I just felt like, I needed more freedom,” Jada told Entertainment Tonight in October. “And freedom in the sense of, the public wants you to be a certain way, your family needs you in a certain way, your partner needs you to be something. And I just felt like my life had got constricted into this little box and it was strangling me, basically.”

You can see the latest episode of “Red table Talk” below.

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