Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Love & Tips for Keeping a Relationship Hot!

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Love & Tips for Keeping a Relationship Hot!

The actress who is married to actor Will Smith recently sat down with Redbook magazine to discuss everything from her relationship with her husband of 11 years, to raising her superstar kids Jaden Smith (Karate Kid star) and Willow Smith ('Whip My Hair' singer) and her own acting career. She currently stars in the hit TV show 'Hawthorne.'

Since we've already gotten Will Smith's advice on how to make a relationship work, it's only fair that you know what Jada does to keep her marriage spicy as well. For the full interview this issue of Redbook magazine is now available on newsstands.

How do you keep [your connection with Will]?
"Talk. Or the other day, because I've been working a lot, I said to Will, “Be ready at 2:30.” He said, “Where are we going?” I said, “Don’t worry about it.”  So I put together a picnic basket and drove us to this hiking trail that I’d taken him to when we first met. No Secret Service, nothing. I got the idea because that morning he’d been reading a book on architecture, and he told me that it said the only replenishment for the soul is nature. 

Now, I've always known that’s true for me, but for a dude to say “nature,” I’m like, “Wow!” I said to myself, I’m going to take him on that hike. So we went up and had a really nice afternoon. We were there for about an hour, just sitting on a bench overlooking the canyons. I’m getting teary just thinking about it. We were both replenished and so happy and connected in that one hour. It doesn't take a lot of time. Once again, it’s just being aware and present enough to know what that other person wants. What does he want today?"

After 11 years of marriage, any tips for keeping a relationship hot?
"Nice outfits and high heels! And talking. And making time. You've got to make time. Our men want to feel important. We want to feel important. So it’s about establishing an environment in which that can happen. It can be hard because we get caught in the grind of life. Establish relationships with family members or friends and take turns with each other’s kids so you can make that time for yourselves. 

It doesn't take a lot of money — wallets are tight right now — so just simple stuff. A night walk? Man, do I love those. Or pack a lunch and go to the park, like Will and I did. Even a drive — and then pull over on the side of the road! Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex. Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Be sneaky. Your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom! A guest bedroom! Just switch it up. Anything like that can keep it going. Anything it takes to keep the flame alive."

What do you think of Jada's relationship advice? Leave a comment below.
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  1. I luv her.

  2. Felicia7/19/2011

    Great advice!

  3. look sexy and make time for your man ♥ it

  4. She's so tiny and pretty, always liked her.

  5. Yosian7/20/2011

    Funny I heard they were swingers lol.


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