The article discusses the relationship between actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, revealing that they lived separate lives for seven years but did not publicly confirm the situation until Jada confessed to NBC. Despite their separation, they have no plans to divorce. Jada Pinkett Smith, age 52, expressed her commitment to never getting a divorce from Will Smith, age 55.
Jada mentioned that they were both stuck in their fantasies of what they thought the other person should be. This interview was conducted before the release of Jada Pinkett Smith’s memoir, titled “Worthy.”
The couple made headlines the previous year when Will Smith stormed the Oscars stage and slapped host Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being bald, due to her condition, alopecia, which causes hair loss.
In a separate interview with People, Jada initially thought the incident was part of a planned joke until Will Smith returned to his chair, and she realized it was real. She mentioned her support for him in dealing with the consequences of his actions.
There was speculation about the state of their marriage in 2020 when they appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, “Red Table Talk,” and discussed her “entanglement” with artist August Alsina. The couple first met in 1994 when Jada auditioned for Will Smith’s show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and they got married in 1997. They have two children together, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, as well as Trey Smith, Will’s son with his first wife, Sheree Zampino.