Jada Pickett Smith’s New Memoir Will Detail Her ‘Complicated Marriage’
Jada Pinkett Smith is going to give fans insight into her “complicated marriage” to Will Smith in a new memoir, set to release next fall. Per People, the Red Table Talk host’s book will chronicle “lessons learned in the course of a difficult but riveting journey — a rollercoaster ride from the depths of suicidal depression to the heights of personal rediscovery and the celebration of authentic feminine power.”
The book will follow Jada’s life from childhood to adulthood, reflecting on both her career and personal life. “With no holds barred, Jada reveals her unconventional upbringing in Baltimore — from the child of two addicts to a promising theatre student and a violent interlude as a petty drug dealer — followed by a parallel rise to stardom alongside her close friend 2Pac, then falling in love with and marrying Will Smith, and a joyous embrace of motherhood.”
The press release adds that Jada, 51, explores how she was “in crisis at age 40” and “recounts the excruciating choices she was forced to make to redefine her life in every way.” She will also delve deep into her relationship with Will, with whom she shares kids Jaden Smith, 24, and Willow Smith, 21. “At the heart of this powerful book,” the description reveals, “are two unexpected love stories, one being Jada’s complicated marriage to Will Smith, the other being the one with herself.”
Carrie Thornton, the editorial director who brokered the book deal with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), says in a statement, “At the center of all the speculation and false stories is a woman who, like so many women, has had to reconcile her personhood with the needs of those she loves. This memoir is Jada giving the world her truth, taking readers on a journey from lost girl to woman warrior. It is my great honor to take that journey with her.”
Smith’s husband Will, 54, published his own bestselling memoir titled Will in November 2021.