Will Smith says he felt like a failure when he divorced his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
“Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life,” Smith candidly tells current wife Jada Pinkett Smith in a preview for a Father’s Day special of “Red Table Talk.” “Divorce was the ultimate failure for me. I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my 2-year-old son’s mother.”
The “I Am Legend” actor, 51, married Zampino in 1992 and divorced three years later. They welcomed son Trey in November 1992. He married Pinkett Smith in 1997 and share two children together, daughter Willow and son Jaden.
Smith says in the video that he and Pinkett Smith, 48, often discussed the idea that someone “might not be the best husband” doesn’t necessarily mean “he’s not a good father.”
“With Sheree and with Trey that was a really difficult time,” he admits.
The full episode airs on Facebook Watch on Sunday, June 21 at 12 p.m. ET.
Pinkett Smith previously admitted she regretted dating “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star while he was still legally married to Zampino.
“Because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce, I probably should have fell back,” Pinkett Smith confessed while chatting with Zampino in another episode of her digital series, to which Zampino, 52, cracked, “You think?”