A source close to Will and Jada Pinkett Smith told People that, Will Smith felt more pressure in saving their marriage during their separation, as per a People report.
Last week, the couple went on The Red Table to answer issues about Pinkett Smith’s affair with singer, August Alsina.
The video on Facebook has now garnered 32 million views.
“They’re two different people trying to make it,” the source told People.
The source also added that the situation is more difficult due to the huge “spotlight” directed at them
People change, explained the source.
However, most couples “don’t have the world watching their every move while they do that”.
Another source, a friend of Pinkett Smith told People, that, despite their relationship’s setbacks, she did not stop loving Smith.
Pinkett Smith “would be the first person to admit marriage is hard work,” it said.
However, she “will always love Will”, the friend added.
Furthermore, despite their separation years ago, Pinkett Smith “always spoke of her marriage as something special,” the source shared.
Overview of the Red Table Talk
The couple separated four years ago, but were able to fix it, they shared during the Red Table Talk.
Pinkett Smith also confessed that she was in some kind of “entanglement” with Alsinas, during the couple’s separation.
The couple ended the segment by sharing that now, they refer to each other as “life partners”.
Will Smith added, that marriage is not for the “weak of heart”.
Protecting the Kids and Unconventional Parenting
The couple’s children are “shielded” from their parents’ troubles, said a source close to them in another People’s report.
“The kids have always been a uniting factor for them,” they said.
Moreover, “it was never chaotic in the house,” the source added.
When there’s trouble, Jada “wound just be gone a lot.”
The couple’s parenting styles have always been tagged as “unconventional” by the media.
With some critics condemning their “hands-off” parenting style.
However, people now see the “value in the freedom they gave their children,” as per an Oprah Magazine report.