The couple will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary later this month and their relationship now is “really simple and really easy,” though the Bright actor admitted their bond now isn’t how he pictured it would be.
He said: “It’s really interesting, it’s like, when you see couples that have been together long and you have that look between them and you just know, if you haven’t been with somebody that long, you just can’t really say the thing where you get to that place where you find the magic in the mundane, where you’re not seeking the high stimulus and all of that ravaging, craving — it’s just really simple and really easy, you know.
“It’s certainly not what I pictured in my mind … what it’s supposed to be. It’s like, unconditional love is a whole lot harder and different than it looks in the movies.”
Though they are preparing for a marital milestone Will and Jada don’t have anything special planned.
He told E! News: “Two decades. When you’re married [to] somebody that long and we were talking about it, we was [sic] like, ‘You know, it’s 20 years, what are we gonna do?’ She was like, ‘We’re gonna high-five and keep it moving.’ ”
But the couple is unlikely to exchange gifts on their anniversary as they like to keep their relationship spontaneous by surprising one another with presents throughout the year.
The 49-year-old actor explained: “What we did probably about eight years ago is we stopped giving gifts on holidays because people expect them.
“So we surprise each other in the middle of the year. We’ll just say, it’s Oct. 11 and she’ll just come home and I’ll say, ‘Hey baby, it’s Valentine’s Day.’
“And then the surprise of it is what gives the energy back, whereas if you’re waiting for a gift on Christmas to top what you did last year, you really can’t do it.”