Jada Pinkett Smith Revealed She Was Once Addicted To Porn

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| May 21 2019,

12:18 am

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her past struggles with porn addiction and her commitment to abstinence. 

On Monday's edition of the "Red Table Talk," the 47-year-old actress revealed she developed an unhealthy relationship with pornography. Before her relationship with actor Will Smith, she used porn while abstaining from sex. 

The "Set It Off" actress said porn gave her “false expectations” when it came to interacting with partners.

“I actually feel like I was using ‘addiction’ a little lightly. And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence.”

She added the sexual imagery at the time "was filling an emptiness, at least you think it is, but it's actually not."

Jada and Will have been married 22 years. Throughout their marriage, they have two children together and forged lasting careers in the entertainment industry. 

Later on in the episode, Smith and daughter Willow shared a time when porn popped up as they strolled Tumblr. 

"I could not believe that," said Jada.

Willow, who is an actress and entertainer in her own right, claimed the hardcore pornography they saw was artistic.

"Not what I saw, wasn't nothin' artistic about that," Jada replied. "I saw some hardcore stuff! I remember, graphically. I was like, 'Willow!' She was like, 'Don't even pay attention to it, we're getting to my page.' I was profoundly disturbed!"

Additionally, Willow revealed she first saw porn at 11. She was first exposed when her brothers would watch the material around her. 

The discussion, of course, featured the Smith matriarch Adrienne Banfield Norris. See the full episode of the Facebook Watch series below: 


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