Will Smith recently chopped it up with the good folks at Essence Magazine to talk about love and marriage from a man’s perspective.
And being that he and Jada are fourteen years in with no sign of letting go of their matrimony-dom, we’re willing to listen. Especially since what he had to offer sounded way better than some of the other bulls**t some of these other celebrity “husbands” have suggested to women in the past.
If You Marry Your Best Friend, You’re Good
Every man wants to marry his homie, Will explained. A lot of women will impress them, but it’s the one they can always laugh with and be themselves with that will ultimately impress them the most. If you can be yourselves around each other, 100 percent of the time, and they can make you life like no one else can, you’ll never have a dull moment together.
Remind Him of What He Has
When you start to feel that you’re nagging your husband to the point of no return and nothing you’re saying is getting through, Will suggests you try a new approach. Hold him close, look him right in the eyes, and tell him that you love him, you’re right there, and you always will be, BUT you need him to pick his socks up – right now. As Will puts it, it’s important to remind him that your request is coming from a good place, and what you want is a small thing in the grand scheme of things. Um, genius!
More wise words and some of our favorite pics of Black Hollywood’s reigning couple on the flip.