Gabrielle Union Makes A Statement About Her 'Feud' With Jada Pinkett-Smith

Gabrielle Union Makes A Statement About Her 'Feud' With Jada Pinkett-Smith

She makes one thing abundantly clear.

Published May 7, 2018

Jada Pinkett-Smith recently revealed that she and Gabrielle Union faced one another and patched things up after a 17-year long secret beef.

Now, for the first time since the actress made the news public, the Being Mary Jane star is speaking out about the origins of their disagreement and where they stand today.

During an appearance on Monday's episode of The Today Show, while promoting her new film, Breaking In, Union explained that while the two weren't on speaking terms, there was never an  actual "feud."

"Jada nor I ever used the word 'feud,' so it just became more of a media creation," she told host Hoda Kotb. "Kind of like back in the day, neither one of us actually knows what originally took place, back then."

While the general public was unaware of this situation all throughout the years, Union added that while neither she nor the A Different World actress can pinpoint just what the cause of their estrangement was, she has a feeling it was their respective circles that pit them against one another.

"The people we had around us were like, 'Well, you know how she feels about you,' and they were like, 'Well, you know how she feels about you,'" she recalled. "And then it was like, 'Girl, bye,' for 17 years. Even though we're both very outspoken women, both activists, our husbands are friends, I worked with her husband, we both had too much pride and too much insecurities to just say, 'Hey, did that ever actually happen or was that just a creation of someone who didn't want to see two women rise, together?'"

Thankfully, the ladies have since reconciled on Pinkett-Smith's new Facebook Watch talk show, Red Table Talk, and are back on good terms.

Watch her share more on them mending their relationship, below:

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: Sean Zanni/Getty Images, Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

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