IN a surprising admission, Will Smith has revealed the reason why he was left sobbing after marrying his first wife.
WILL Smith “sobbed uncontrollably” after marrying his first wife because he knew the relationship wasn’t right.
The actor made the surprising admission during an episode of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch showRed Table Talkin which the couple discussed the early days of their relationship.
Smith married actor Sheree Zampino in 1992 but said the day of his wedding was not a happy one.
“It was one of the most bizarre emotions I ever had. We were at The Palm and I remember I had to get up from dinner when I had a realisation that I wasn’t with the person I was supposed to be with,” he said.
“I went in the bathroom and I broke down in tears. I was sitting in a stall and I was crying uncontrollably and laughing. I knew (Jada) was the woman I was supposed to be with but I was never getting divorced.”
Smith said he had met Zampino by chance on the night he was supposed to be introduced to Pinkett Smith — who the actor believed he was destined to have a relationship with before they even met.
“When I saw (Jada) onA Different World,I knew that there was something in our energy that would be magic,” Smith said.
Smith and Pinkett Smith end up meeting at a party years later and both realised immediately they were attracted to each other.
“We did not have an affair while he was married. Let’s be clear about that,” Pinkett Smith said.
Zampino filed for divorce from Smith in 1995. During the interview, theMen in Blackstar revealing the first thing he did after signing his divorce papers was ask Pinkett Smith out.
“I literally walked right out (after signing them and) I called Jada,” Smith said.
“I said, ‘Hey Jada, what’s up? It’s Will.’ She said ‘Hey, how you doing?’ I said, ‘Good, are you seeing anybody?’ She said, ‘Uh, no,’ and I said, ‘Cool, you’re seeing me now.’”
The couple married in 1997and have two children together — Jaden, 20, and Willow, 17.