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Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union Hash Things Out After Feuding For 17 Years

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s hit online talk show, “Red Table Talk” features some of the most raw and authentic conversations that we’ve seen from celebrities in a while. One, of those conversations includes Pinkett Smith and fellow actress Gabrielle Union hashing out a 17-year-old beef. 

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“This is a very special show for me, because what I decided to do was make this about creating a new girlfriend,” Pinkett Smith said prior to the conversation. “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.”

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Jada explained how she contacted Union before the show to invite her to be a guest, something she would never have done years prior. 

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“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?” she said to Union. “And then I had to just apologize and just thinking to myself, ‘Damn, Jada! That was some petty ass s–t!’ But at the same time going, ‘Well, that’s where you were then. Thank God you’re someplace else now.’”

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Pinkett Smith had previously sat down with Essence, to explain their feud. 

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“She and I did not talk for 17 years and we could not remember why,” she said. “There was just tension between us every time we would see each other. There was some moment that we had that just left a bad taste in both of our mouths. When we got on the phone to try to figure out what it was we could not figure it out!” she laughs. “It was just us being young, divas…”

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According to Union, neither of the women knew exactly what the issue was between them. 

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“Jada nor I ever used the word feud… Back in the day, neither one of us knew originally what took place back then, but the people that we had around us were like, ‘Well, you know how she feels about you,’” she said. 

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And then it was like, ‘Okay, girl, bye’ for 17 years,” she continued. “And even though we’re both very outspoken women, we’re both activists, our husbands are friends, we both felt we had too much pride and too many insecurities to actually say, ‘Hey, did that ever happen or was that a creation of someone else who did not want to see two women rise together?’ ”

 

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