Will Smith Says Marriage Counseling Saved His Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

Somehow, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have done what so many Hollywood couples have not been able to do: last.

After more than 20 years together and 19 years of marriage, the couple’s relationship has become somewhat of a Hollywood legend; just how to they make it work? Now, Will is revealing their secret and it turns out, he credits their strong relationship to marriage counseling.

“I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling,” Will admitted to The Sun. “What happens in a marriage once you do counseling, the truth comes out. And you sit across from your wife and you’ve said all of your truth and she has said all of her truth.”

“You look at each other and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now the truth is out. It creates a dark moment. But for me it’s the dark before the dawn. When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are,” he explained. “I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”

Most importantly, Will still thinks Jada is the most amazing woman in the world. “Jada is magical,” he said. “Part of why I love her is things happen in a way they shouldn’t happen, they shouldn’t go that way. She has this magical power.”