Jada Pinkett-Smith: “I Watched Mr. Marcus Everyday Before Marrying Will”

Jada Pinkett-Smith made a shocking revelation on her show, Red Table Talk yesterday and it’s got fans going crazy. On the show, she revealed that she had what she called an “unhealthy relationship with flicks” before getting married. She claims that she couldn’t get enough of watching the flicks while she was single and practicing abstinence for years prior to marrying actor Will Smith.

According to Jada, she had a wild obsession with Mr Marcus films.

“During the years I battled with my addiction, I found myself watching hours of Mr Marcus performing on film. He was my favorite. It got to the point where I could not get my day started until I got my Mr Marcus fix. From sun up to sun down, I’d watch at least 3 hours worth of Mr Marcus scenes. I watched Mr Marcus films everyday before marrying Will. It’s an addiction that I am not proud of and its something that even after my marriage to Will, I still battle with. Not a day has gone by that I don’t think about watching a Mr Marcus film. At this point in my life, I’ve learned to tame my obsession but I am an addict, so it’s hard. Addiction is real.”

Jada says that her addiction stemmed from an empty place in her heart and before she married Will Smith, actor Mr Marcus filled that emptiness for her. Mr Marcus began filming his scenes back in 1994 and Jada began her obsession then which eventually led to a dangerous addiction. Even after getting married, Jada still fights the urges to watch a Mr Marcus film. “When my addiction started messing up my marriage that’s when I decided to take control of my life and I had to let that obsession with Mr Marcus go” says Jada. As of now it’s been years since she’s watched any of his films and with counseling and prayer, Jada has been able to control her addiction.