For most of her career, Jada Pinkett Smith has only been associated with two men, Will Smith and Tupac Shakur.
Before Pinkett Smith reached the ultimate fame and married the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor, she endured a riot and close friendship with the slain rapper.
Although their friendship was special, sometimes Shakur's protective character over the actress would go a bit overboard and turn into full blown ownership that nobody really knew about, until now.
Pinkett Smith and Shakur were "anchors" in each other's lives
Since Tupac Shakur's tragic passing in 1996, Pinkett Smith has not been afraid to remember special moments she once shared with the rapper.
After the first meeting of the Baltimore School for the Arts, when they were teenagers, Shakur and Pinkett Smith quickly established a close bond and maintained that friendship the following year.
Girls Trip the actress considers the rapper as one of her best friends and even considered him an older brother who would always look out for her.
Although close, sometimes Pac's prickly nature towards Pinkett would be possessed.
During the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk the actress opens up about this shocking revelation while sitting down with Whitney Houston's best friend, Robyn Crawford.
While discussing her friendship with the late singer, Crawford Houston allegedly recalled confronting her for sleeping with one of the singer's backup dancers.
"She was upset," Crawford said.
Pinkett Smith responded to this by sharing a similar situation she once experienced with the late rapper.
"I understood that, because of the complex relationship I have had with Pac in those moments," Who is it? ! "Knowing damn well, there is nothing like it between us," she said.
Pinkett Smith then revealed that she and Shakur were each other's support system, which she believes was the reason her friend became jealous so easily.
"He feels like," You're the only stability I got, I can't afford to pay attention anywhere else, "she explained." For him it was, we were anchors to each other. At any time he felt that that anchor was threatened, oh my God. "
This wasn't the first time she talked about their friendship on" Red Table Talk "
While this information definitely surprised many of us, it's not the first time Pinkett Smith has talked about Facebook Watch Series Shakur.
Just last year, the actress took time during a section to reflect on the pain of losing the rapper after he was murdered during a car race in Las Vegas in 1996.
"I've had a lot of loss. So many of my close friends are gone, "she admitted." They didn't come to 30. They didn't get past 25. Many people talk about my relationship with Pac and figure it out. It was a huge loss in my life. ”
The actress continued, “Since he was one of these people, I expected to be here. My outrage is more angry because I feel he left me. I know that's not true and it's a very selfish way of thinking about it … I really thought he would be here in the long run. And when I think about it, I still get really angry. "
While Pinkett Smith has opened up about Shakur many times over the years, she cannot seem to strike back tears when talking about him at Red Table Talk .
Looks like this show was designed to be a safe space for individuals to tell their truth, the actress is not afraid to be raw and honest.
The rapper was a bright light in Pinkett Smith's life and losing him was not an easy thing for her to deal with.
Even though she still gets emotional and talks about their friendship, the 48-year-old keeps his memory alive by sharing all the things that made their bond special.