The hatchet has been buried. Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union haven't been extra friendly to one another in a little while, but the performers are willing to let bygones be bygones. At least, that's what Jada claimed in the newest episode of her Facebook talk show series, Red Table Talk, where the Gotham actress was joined by the Breaking In star for an honest discussion about their wavering friendship. Similar to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, they've been more frenimes than friends in recent years, but as they've gotten older, they've grown more receptive to the act of forgiveness and moving on to brighter days. While Gabrielle Union and Jada Pinkett Smith weren't as close as those two pop singers were before they officially had bad blood, they were still friendly before they weren't on speaking terms. Now, they're discussing their disagreements through the conversational Facebook web series. Check it out!
As Jada Pinkett Smith notes in Red Table Talk episode, she and Gabrielle Union were more "great associates" with a dissolved relationship than "girlfriend." Nevertheless, they haven't been on speaking terms for close to 17 years. That's nearly two whole decades apart, and Jada Pinkett Smith wants to mend the wound that came between them. Here's the talk show program where they attempt to heal.
The brand new episode, titled "Girls Trippin'," brought Gabrielle Union to the red table to allow the actress to air out her grievances with Jada Pinkett Smith, the conversation moderator. The actresses admit that they weren't feuding necessarily, but things between them were pretty tense. They claim to be unclear about what caused the divide between them, but they're willing to let their squabbles pass.
While both actresses seem unclear as to how their separation began, it appears that Jada Pinkett Smith stopped contact with Gabrielle Union at one point. Union also admits to her own role in the separation, as she didn't pick up the phone to build a bridge with Smith either. Ultimately Jada does seem to be feeling guilt about the years gone by, as she said in the video:
Thankfully, any ill-feelings between Gabrielle Union and Jada Pinkett Smith are behind them now, and they're ready to become girlfriends. We're glad they had such a candid opportunity to express their differences and find peace, all these years later. Meanwhile, this episode is far from the first time Smith has opened up about her personal struggles. She recently discussed the difficulties of her hair loss.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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