Jada Pinkett Smith has explained why she and Will Smith refer to themselves as “life partners” instead of being “married.”

During an interview with People magazine, Jada wanted to clear the air and speak on their marriage.

I needed a different form to dissolve all the expectations that I had of a marriage. I needed to do that to see Will outside of husband and see him as a human being.

She continued to speak about both of them having expectations about the role of the husband and wife and getting a fresh perspective.

Jada went on to reveal that Will appears on her Red Talk Talk show twice this season and will explain their partnership.

Will comes on the show for two episodes, and we talk about redefining our relationship, going from calling ourselves married to becoming life partners.

I felt like there was a way to speak about that that was open and transparent. But there are still aspects that are private!

The show returns on Monday (October 22nd) check out the clip below.