Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once ‘pulled a knife out’ on an ‘aggressive’ ex

Jada Pinkett Smith fought back tears as she discussed the domestic abuse her mother suffered at the hands of her father and also revealed she once armed herself against an ex who became "aggressive".

The Girls Trip actress sat down with her mum Adrienne Banfield-Jones and her daughter Willow Smith for the latest episode of her Facebook series, titled Domestic Abuse: When Love Turns Violet.

"I’ve definitely been in relationships that have been emotionally abusive,” Jada said.

“I think emotional violence is really prevalent.”

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once 'pulled a knife out' on an 'aggressive' ex

"I’ve definitely been in relationships that have been emotionally abusive,” Jada said
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Speaking to her mum, she continued: “You remember that one incident I had with that one guy I was dating where I had to pull a knife out on him?”

Jada said her ex had been drinking over dinner and then drove them home.

“He started getting really aggressive in the car," she added. "Thank goodness I knew where I was and I knew how to get out of the car and get to the house.

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once 'pulled a knife out' on an 'aggressive' ex

The actress said her ex had been drinking over dinner and then drove them home
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“I ran to the house. I had to take my clothes off, take off my heels. I always travel with a black Russell hoodie and black Russell sweats.”

Jada said: “I remember jumping in that sweatsuit, grabbing a big ol’ knife from the kitchen and hiding in his son’s room. I’ll never forget.”

At the beginning of the episode, Jada, 47, also revealed she was aware her parents had a "very violent relationship" and that as a child she had noticed scars on her mother’s body.

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once 'pulled a knife out' on an 'aggressive' ex

She also revealed she was aware her parents had a "very violent relationship"
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One, on Adrienne’s back, was caused by her late husband Robsol Pinkett Jr throwing her over the banister, she said.

He also left her with a black eye after lashing out in a drunken rage, her mum recalled.

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once 'pulled a knife out' on an 'aggressive' ex

The three women fought back tears
(Image: FACEBOOK/ Red Table Talk)

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Adrienne told how her own mother warned her away from her future husband when she first met him, saying, "You need to stay away from this guy, because I can see in his eyes something is wrong with him. Something is wrong at home".

Adrienne then recalled the incident which caused her to leave her husband, who died in 2010.

She said: "What happened was he was angry about something. He came home angry. You and I were at mommy and daddy’s house, and he came over there and he (was) pissed off about something, I don’t even remember what the argument was about, but he started hitting me and he was in a rage.

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she once 'pulled a knife out' on an 'aggressive' ex

"I’ve definitely been in relationships that have been emotionally abusive,” Jada said
(Image: FACEBOOK/ Red Table Talk)

"I was backing out of daddy’s den into the master bedroom and you were still in the den.

"And I said, ‘Oh my God, We left Jada’. And I knew that he wasn’t going to hurt you. He left the room to go get you, and I went through the bedroom out the master bath and down the steps and ran across the street to the neighbour.

"Ran across the street to the neighbour for them to call and get me some help."

As the three women fought back tears, Adrienne said she realised the relationship was over when the police arrived.

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