Jada Pinkett Smith Says There Have Been 'Betrayals of the Heart' in Her Marriage to Will Smith

PEOPLE.com | 6/7/2019 | Staff
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Jada Pinkett Smith is tackling infidelity.

In a PEOPLE exclusive clip of next Monday’s Red Table Talk, the actress, 47, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, spoke to world-renowned couple’s therapist Esther Perel to discuss betrayals within relationships.

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“What are the alternatives to divorce? Everybody thinks as soon as you find out there’s been an affair you have to get a divorce,” Pinkett Smith asked Perel.

Perel replied, “I’m not of that persuasion because I think there are many relational betrayals. Contempt, neglect, and violence and indifference and nobody tells people, ‘Leave, leave, get the **** out.'”

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She continued, “And especially on women, it’s the real new pressure. God forbid you still love the person who actually cheated on you. Maybe that person is a lot of things and cheated on you. It’s like the shame of staying, now that you can go you’ve got to get out.”

Pinkett Smith agreed, saying she could “relate” in her own marriage to Will Smith.

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“I’m asked a lot about, ‘Is there infidelity in your relationship with Will?'” she explained. “And it’s like, ‘No, but there’ve been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation.'”

In February, Pinkett Smith...
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