While both actresses seem unclear as to how their separation began, it appears that Jada Pinkett Smith stopped contact with Gabrielle Union at one point. Union also admits to her own role in the separation, as she didn’t pick up the phone to build a bridge with Smith either. Ultimately Jada does seem to be feeling guilt about the years gone by, as she said in the video:
This is a very special show for me, because what I decided to do was make this about creating a new girlfriend. Gab and I, we had a bit of a break, we don’t know how, and she’s been open to this healing, she’s been open to this conversation. It felt so good on the phone with you to even just go, ‘Hey, I’m sorry that I didn’t even take the time to talk to you,’ you know?. And then I had to just apologize and just thinking to myself, ‘Damn, Jada! That was some petty ass shit!’ But at the same time going, ‘Well, that’s where you were then. Thank God you’re someplace else now.’
Thankfully, any ill-feelings between Gabrielle Union and Jada Pinkett Smith are behind them now, and they’re ready to become girlfriends. We’re glad they had such a candid opportunity to express their differences and find peace, all these years later. Meanwhile, this episode is far from the first time Smith has opened up about her personal struggles. She recently discussed the difficulties of her hair loss.