Jada Pinkett Smith made a big confession, she revealed that she experienced “several” addictions in her life, which also include sex addiction. The famous actress openly talked about the past addictions she experienced and dealt with in the past.
In the new Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith spoke out about addiction, she talked with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones on the topic. In addition, the actress’ mom Banfield-Jones was previously addicted to heroin as her daughter, Pinkett Smith, was growing up.
In the latest episode of Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch series, she characteristically talked about her history of addictions that includes alcohol addiction, fitness addiction and sex addiction.
Pinkett Smith’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who frequently co-anchors the show, was also a part of the discussion and also details of her 20-year heroin addiction publicly for the very first time.
“Red Table Talk” that premiered back in May is a weekly Facebook Watch talk show which brings together three generations of ladies.
Pinkett Smith revealed about the addiction she dealt with while answering a fan’s question.
The actress said, “My sort of addictions jump. They jump around.” She went on to explain, “When I was younger, I definitely think I had a sex addiction of some kind, yes, that everything could be fixed by sex. You know what I’m saying?”
She also revealed that there was a time when she had a gym addiction, then when the wife of Will Smith came to know she also had a drinking problem.
“I remember reaching a rock bottom that time I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle,” she said. “And I was like, ‘Now hold up. You’re in the this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.’”
“So I went cold turkey. That’s the thing about me: I can go cold turkey. I am a binger, and I always have to watch myself and I can just get obsessed with things. It’s not what you’re doing but how you’re with it. Why you’re doing it. It’s the behavior that’s attached to it because if you want to have a lot of sex, that’s great, but why are you having all that sex? That’s what you’ve got to look at,” she continued.
For those who aren’t aware, this isn’t the very first time when the actress has opened up about sex and addiction on her show. In an episode of her show back in May featuring her daughter Willow Smith, Pinkett Smith shared that she “went through kind of an addiction” with sex toys.
The actress said, “I’ve had a lot of experience with sex toys — lots.” She explained, “I don’t think I used toys with a partner, but I did use toys a lot alone. I gave myself multiples first. Multiple orgasms. I was really into it at one point. Just because I was in an exploration state and I was abstaining from men. I actually think like I went through kind of an addiction too with it. One day I was like, enough, I was having like five orgasms a day. You can create so much pleasure, you just constantly want it.”
Pinkett Smith’s daughter Willow Smith jokingly said, “That’s some next level, right there.”