Will Smith Shares His Reaction on Jay Shetty's Podcast, Reflecting on Jada Pinkett Smith's Memoir 'Worthy'

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In a candid and unexpected revelation, Will Smith expressed his surprise at the content of Jada Pinkett Smith's new memoir, "Worthy." During an episode of Jay Shetty's On Purpose podcast, Smith's heartfelt letter was read, shedding light on his unanticipated response to his estranged wife's autobiography.

Smith, who has been separated from Jada since 2016, penned his thoughts on her memoir, admitting he was "shocked and stunned" by its contents. "I just turned the final page of 'Worthy,'" he wrote. "It is amazing to realize that despite having lived most of my life by your side, I still found myself shocked and stunned and caught off guard, laughing, then inspired, then heartbroken. I was all over the place."

The actor, who made headlines for an incident at the 2022 Academy Awards involving comedian Chris Rock, continued to express his admiration for Jada. "It's one thing to hear anecdotes at a family barbecue, but it was truly overwhelming to take in your story, potently condensed in this way," Smith shared.

Reflecting on their long history together, which began when they tied the knot in 1997, Will Smith praised Jada's unique qualities. "Jada is 'one of one,' a rare blend of power and delicate sensitivity," he added. "I know it wasn't easy to excavate the depths in that way. I applaud and honor you. If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more. I'll start now. Welcome to the Authors Club. I love you endlessly. Now go get some Merlot and take a rest," he concluded.

Jada Pinkett Smith responded to his letter with humor, saying, "He knows I can't have no Merlot! That's beautiful. That's why I can't divorce that joker." She also appreciated Will's words, noting, "To hear him say that he would have hugged me more is me hearing him say he would have taken a bit more time to listen and understand."

The heartfelt exchange between the former couple offers a glimpse into their complex relationship and the profound impact of Jada's memoir on Will.

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