With 20 years of marriage under their belt, the famed Mr. and Mrs. publicly revealed their marriage lows in two episodes of the Facebook Watch show.
Why do that? Stephen Colbert asked the couple.
Pinkett Smith replied they wanted to “get rid of the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships.” In fact, they were sick of living up to it.
The couple also felt it was critical to talk about their relationship together as role-models, since “sometimes you see just women do it alone or you just see a guy do it.”
Viewers who watched the candid segments saw the couple taking responsibility for their parts in any arguments, rather than passing the buck.
They hope that, by doing so, couples will open their eyes to problems in their own relationships and be “willing to listen,” Pinkett Smith explained.