Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Will Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino on Wednesday’s episode of Red Table Talk.
The two women discussed rocky moments they had early on in their relationship, and how they managed to set their differences aside.
“Trying to have a blended family and not really having a blueprint of that, like we really had to figure it out along the way,” Pinkett Smith said. “For me, it really was just about maturity. Just not understanding the marital dynamic.”
Zampino was married to Will Smith from 1992-1995. The two share son Trey Smith, who is now 29 years old.
The King Richard actor married Pinkett Smith in 1997. The Girls Trip actress said she had a difficult time adjusting to Zampino still being involved in their lives.
“So that was my biggest misconception and that this woman is a part of this family. It’s like not only taking on Trey, but Sheree was coming along, too,” Pinkett Smith explained.
The actress then brought up forgiveness.
“I’m imagining it definitely took some forgiveness on your part. Because I can remember some times that I really crossed the line,” Pinkett Smith said.
Zampino added that the two women get along just fine, and there’s nothing left to forgive. “I think we’re committed to the process. I’m committed to loving you. I’m committed to giving you grace. Like, you’re family to me,” she told Pinkett Smith.
The episode of Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk centered on toxic forgiveness, and included appearances by country music star Jana Kramer and relationship therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab.
Kramer discussed her relationship with ex-husband Mike Caussin and said the former NFL tight end cheated with more than a dozen women.
“My daughter was four months old when a girlfriend was like, ‘Something’s not right with him.’ And I could sense it,” Kramer said. “I think I didn’t want to believe it. I’m on the road, I’m traveling… And she goes, ‘Look through the phone bills.’ And so I looked through the phone bill and started calling these numbers, and then that’s when I found out the truth.”
For more of the conversation, watch the full episode of Red Table Talk below.