Will Smith and his wife Jada: Their marriage ended seven years ago.

The actors were considered one of Hollywood’s dream couples. Now, Jada Pinkett Smith reveals that their relationship is history. In her new book, she talks about her difficult childhood, depression, and her journey of self-discovery.

Jada Pinkett Smith (52) has been the partner of actor Will Smith (55) for more than 25 years. In the past, they were considered one of the dream couples in the dream factory, but behind the scenes, things seemed quite different. There were repeated rumors of affairs, separation, and even an open marriage.

Behind the Scenes

Now, Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time about their relationship and her traumatic childhood. In a conversation with “TodayShow” host Hoda Kotb, she admits that she and her husband haven’t been a couple for about seven years. In 2016, they jointly decided to lead separate lives while officially remaining married.

The two got married in 1997 in Baltimore, and their two children, Jaden (25) and Willow (22), are now adults leading their own lives. Will Smith’s son Trey (30), from a previous relationship, is just as important to Jada as her biological children. Now, at the age of 52, she wants to focus on herself and her mental health for the first time in a long while. With the help of her new book “Worthy,” she is also addressing her difficult past. She writes about her parents, both of whom struggled with drug addiction, and her own experience getting involved in that scene for a certain period.

Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

In addition, the mother of two struggled with depression for many years and even grappled with suicidal thoughts. “When I turned 40, I was suffering so much. I couldn’t see a way out other than death, so I made a plan,” she said in a recent interview with “People” magazine. Will Smith and her children have greatly helped her overcome her issues in the past decade and come to terms with this difficult part of her past. “They love every part of me.”

Now, the 52-year-old wants to openly support others and demonstrate that one can overcome any trauma. She aims to inspire with her new book and show that behind all the money, success, and happiness, things often look quite different.