connectVideoJada Pinkett Smith reveals sex addiction problem
Jada Pinkett Smith revealed on her Facebook Watch talk show that they have a sex addiction problem when she was younger.
Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her past of drug and alcohol abuse to cope with her depression and said that she struggled with suicidal thoughts when they are with success early in her career.
On Monday’s episode of “Red Table Talk,” Smith focused mental health and talked about rapper Mac Miller, who died of an accidental drug overdose in September. The actress said she can relate to Miller’s struggle because they are also dealt with problems in the past.
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“When I looked at [Miller’s house] the circumstances that I felt for him, because I knew that could have been me, easily. I was the same way. In my depression, the use of ecstasy, drinking a lot of, you know, and smoking a bunch of weed and try to find some peace in my head,” Smith said.
“It’s like, I knew that [what] I was doing — I was doing ecstasy, because I wanted to party,” she added. “I was doing ecstasy, weed and a bottle of Courvoisier, because I wanted to burn. I was not making the connection, and I knew … I knew that I was on the course of addiction. I was very clear about it.”
Smith also revealed she had a “complete emotional collapse” when they are around the 20 years that led to suicidal thoughts.
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“I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain level of success and realized that this is not the answer,” the “Girls Trip” star said. “It was not what it was going to be all in order. [It is] actually made it even worse. I was very suicidal, I had a complete emotional collapse.”
Smith is open about her past struggles with depression. They said in June there was a period where there is considered to her own life.
Smith was accompanied by her daughter, Willow Smith, and rapper Kid Cudi, who also spoke about his own experience with his mental health, for the episode.