"You have to go your separate ways and get out of each other's way to really see yourself," Pinkett Smith said of their resolution. "I had to go away, gain my strength as Jada again – not Mommy, not wife."
Smith said their marriage struggles led him to spend a lot of time researching and learning about relationships. After acting in 2008's "Seven Pounds," Smith didn't return to the big screen until "Men in Black 3" in 2012.
"I took off for two years. I've worked on myself; I've read 50 books on marriage and relationships and behavioral psychology," he shared. "I was not going to fail in this marriage. But, I shut down for two entire years to see what was I doing wrong."
"It takes a lot of beating up on each other," Pinkett Smith advised of overcoming their marital strife. "Because really what you're breaking down is all the fantasies."
She also said she and her husband have nixed the idea of being married.
"Will and I have decided to even throw away the concept of marriage," she shared. "It's a life partnership in the sense that we created a foundation together that we know is for this lifetime."
He added, "There's nothing that could happen that we won't be together and love each other."
Before the end of the episode, the "Bright" actor took the time to clear up some rumors. For the record, they've never been swingers or Scientolgists.
Smith also laid out on the red table why the two never got a divorce.
" 'Cause I've never met anyone like you, and I knew if I wasn't with you, I'd be searching in vain for the rest of my life."