“It just felt like loss,” Jada, 47, told People.
“There was too much concentration on what was happening externally, and the family unit itself wasn’t getting the attention and care that I felt we needed,” she explained.
The mom of two explained that she began to feel overwhelmed by her and Will’s busy schedules and work obligations. She also felt pressured to act like her marriage was perfect and without problems.
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Jada admitted, “By the time my 40th birthday came, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore.’ I was so depleted.”
Jade explained that she began to experience suicidal thoughts — which was a huge wakeup call for her. She had to pull back from the stressful situations and engage in some serious self care.
“I had to really take time out for me and figure out what I wanted for myself,” she explained. “I had to kind of put everyone aside and ask, ‘What would I do every day if it was just Jada?’ I literally had no idea.”