Will Smith Pleads With Jada to Stop Discussing Marriage in Old IG Live Clip

Will Smith has been shown pleading for his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, to stop filming him during a live Instagram broadcast in a resurfaced video.

In the clip, which was shared on Reddit on Thursday, Pinkett Smith discussed having therapist and author Esther Perel as a guest on her show, Red Table Talk.

After announcing that Perel was "coming to the table," Pinkett Smith, 50, asked her movie star husband, 53: "Would you say she has been instrumental in you and I redefining our relationship?"

With the lens trained directly on his face, a visibly unimpressed Smith responded: "I would say, don't just start filming me without asking me if you can film me."

"Esther, come help us again, please," said Pinkett Smith, before briefly turning the camera on herself. "I'm still dealing with foolishness."

"Don't... Nah, nah," Smith said in response, before an undeterred Pinkett Smith pressed on in her line of questioning.

"Would you say that she helped us heal the hurts that we caused between one another?" Girls Trip star Pinkett Smith inquired.

Sticking to his guns, Smith quipped: "My social media presence is my bread and butter, okay? So you can't just use me for social media and not... I'm standing in my house. Don't just start rolling."

"Please watch Esther at the Red Table," said Pinkett Smith as the clip came to a close, "because she's helped us a lot. Can't you tell?"

Perel did, indeed, make an appearance on Red Table Talk in 2019, with host Pinkett Smith asking her guest about "alternatives of divorce."

"Everybody thinks that as soon as you find out there's an affair you got to get a divorce," said Pinkett Smith at the time, per People.

"I'm not of that persuasion," Perel replied, "because I think there are many relational betrayals. Contempt, neglect, and violence and indifference and nobody tells people, 'Leave, leave, get the hell out.'"

"And especially on women, it's the real new pressure," she went on. "God forbid you still love the person who actually cheated on you. Maybe that person is a lot of things and cheated on you. It's like the shame of staying, now that you can go you've got to get out."

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Will Smith (R) has been shown urging his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith (L), to stop filming him for a live Instagram broadcast in a recently resurfaced clip. In the clip, Pinkett Smith was attempting to get Smith to talk about previous help they've received in "redefining" their relationship. Amy Sussman/WireImage;/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Agreeing with Perel's statement, Pinkett Smith said she could "so relate" to the statement, particularly as it pertained to her own marriage to Smith, to whom she has been married since December 1997.

"I'm asked a lot about, 'Is there infidelity in your relationship with Will?' And it's like, 'No,' but there have been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation."

Pinkett Smith went on to confess during a Red Table Talk special in 2020 that she had previously had an extramarital romantic relationship with August Alsina. She famously referred to the situation as an "entanglement" as she spoke with Smith.

During the episode, Pinkett Smith and Smith said that the relationship with Alsina happened while they were on a break. Smith later revealed that he also sought affection outside of their marriage as their relationship became non-monogamous.

The couple's relationship has faced increased scrutiny recently, after Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars in reaction to the comedian's joke about Pinkett Smith's shaved head. Pinkett Smith has spoken publicly about suffering hair loss due to alopecia.

After slapping Rock at the Oscars, Smith returned to his seat beside Pinkett Smith as he warned the comedian to "keep my wife's name out your f****** mouth."

Smith returned to the stage minutes later to accept a Best Actor Oscar for his efforts in the biopic King Richard. After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed that disciplinary action would be forthcoming, Smith resigned from the organization.

Chris Rock and Will Smith
Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Smith struck Rock after the comedian cracked a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

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