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Jada Pinkett Smith regrets dating Will Smith while he was still married: 'I probably should have fell back'

Jon San
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Jada Pinkett Smith just debuted her brand-new Facebook talk show, Red Table Talk, with a frank and emotional interview with her husband Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher.

Pinkett Smith started dating Will Smith when he was still technically married to Fletcher and openly told her that she regrets this.

“Because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce,” said Pinkett Smith. “I probably should have fell back.” Fletcher quipped in return, “You think?”

But if that comes across as snarky or potentially awkward, the two women chatted jovially throughout the discussion, even during prickly moments from their past.

Will Smith and Fletcher share a son, Trey Smith, and Fletcher talked about one time when she tried to call Trey. Unfortunately for her, Pinkett Smith picked up, said she didn’t like the tone of her voice, and hung up.

Jada Pinkett-Smith is stepmom to Trey Smith, Will Smith’s son with his first wife, Sheree Fletcher. (Photo: Getty Images).

“I called back and I happened to say, ‘Bitch, you’re living in a house I picked out,’” said Fletcher. “You said, ‘It’s my house now.’”

At that point, Pinkett Smith reacted with the appropriate “oh s***!” and both women rocked back in their chairs with laughter.

Elsewhere in the interview, Fletcher remembered the most difficult part of blending their families — when Trey Smith met Pinkett Smith for the first time. After recalling Smith’s positive review of his stepmom, Fletcher reached out her hand to Pinkett Smith’s and said, “Thank you for loving my baby.” Then both mothers teared up and cried.

Watch the full debut episode of Red Table Talk, below: