Pinkett Smith visited the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday, where she talked about that two-part episode of her show and how much of an impact it had on others.
Will Smith admitted during his visit to his wife’s show to “failing” as a husband — so much so that he kept a diary and recorded his wife crying for 45 consecutive days.
“The Pursuit of Happyness” star said he believed “money” and “winning” made a successful marriage but later learned otherwise.
“What was really important about Will and I doing that show together, two things,” Pinkett Smith told Colbert. “First of all was to get rid of the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships. We were kind of sick of living up to that. We were real sick of it.”
She also made the connection between her husband being ultrasuccessful and not humbling himself in the marriage at times.
“And also Will being the successful guy that he is and being willing to share what his pitfalls were in the relationship and in his family, you can’t imagine how many other successful men called and said, ‘Wow, my wife has been saying the same thing for years,'” explained Pinkett Smith. “‘Because you said it, it opened my eyes and because you said it now I’m willing to listen.’”
“Because I think a lot of times successful men might feel like, ‘Hey look, I know what I’m doing. I’ve had a lot of success in a lot of areas. I know exactly what I’m doing.’ So a lot of times, you know, you can shut your partner down a little bit.”
Currently, the episode that featured Will Smith has been shared a whopping 173,000 times with 300,000 likes.