Will Smith said he took loads of the hallucinogenic drug ayuhuasaca and at one point wanted a harem of 25 women as he struggled with his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith
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Will Smith has revealed he once told his counsellor he wanted a harem of 25 women when she asked what would make him happy.
The Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It singer was married to wife Jada Pinkett Smith at the time, but was seeking help after the couple’s marriage broke down.
Writing in his memoir Will, which was released today, the actor said he told counsellor Michaela Boehm he “would have a harem”.
Michaela encouraged the father of three to throw some names into the mix to which Will suggested Halle Berry and ballerina Misty Copeland.
With the counsellor’s help Will came up with 25 “dynamic and talented women from across the globe”.
Said to be so excited by the idea the actor wanted to contact the women the following day, however upon reflection he realised the idea was born out of the breakdown of his marriage.
Will writes that he told his counsellor: “I guess I felt if I had enough women, I’d always be able to find at least one of them who liked me.
“If I can’t figure out how to nurture and nourish one extraordinary woman, what the f*** made me think I could care for 25?”
In his memoir, Will writes about his relationship with hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca, which he said he took 14 times in a two-year period.
Hailing from South America, Ayahuasca is prepared in a tea that causes an altered state of consciousness including visual hallucinations and altered perceptions of reality.
Will describes how the drug introduced him to an “unseeable woman” he later called “Mother”.
He wrote: “I was floating deep in outer space . . . I was trillions of light years away from Earth.”
Will says the drug helped him realise that: “If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need No1 movies to feel good about myself.
“If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need hit records to feel worthy of love. If I’m this beautiful, I don’t need Jada or anyone else to validate me”.
The 53-year-old actor admitted he found “contentment” after taking the drug and said it helped him undergo a “detoxing” process.
Speaking in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her new AppleTV+ series, Will said: “It’s about being able to find that contentment within yourself — not with external stimuli.
“The spiritual process is detoxing all of those things — not leaving your marriage so you can go get some chocolate cake. No. It’s no chocolate cake. It’s not alcohol. It’s no sexual stimulation and all of that.
“The spiritual process is more about detox than going to get more.”
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