We already know more than we want to about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s life together before his public attack on presenter Chris Rock at the Oscars. The couple has made headlines in recent years by discussing the affair openly, their struggles with monogamy, the 40th birthday party exploding in their faces, and various issues about their lives together. Through it all, Will and Jada have stayed together and have been married for 25 years – if they seem committed to sharing excessively, they also seem committed to each other, regardless of the ‘open’ marriage rumors they’ve shot.
Their unconventional marriage has an unconventional beginning. In 1991, Will Smith saw Jada Pinkett on a TV show A Different World and went to the set in hopes of meeting him. He eventually met Sheree Zampino and they married the following year. He is, however, in touch with Jada after all – he is auditioning to play as his girlfriend The New Prince of Bel-Air and while the role was handed over to actress Nia Long, sparks flew in prominence. Will and Sheree divorced in 1995, he and Jada married in 1997, then welcomed Jaden’s son and Willow’s daughter.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett with son Jaden and daughter Willow (Photo credit: AFP)
According to his own account, things between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are exploding. In her memoir, the 53-year-old actress wrote: “We drank every day, and had sex multiple times every day, for four months in a row. I began to wonder if this was a match. Anyway, so far. where I am. worry, there are only two possibilities: (1) I will satisfy this woman sexually, or (2) I will die trying. “
It’s just one of the many things we didn’t want to know about Will and Jada’s love life but they insisted on telling us. What happened in the bedroom they failed to stay in the bedroom because of the Jada Red Table Talk chat show and various interviews where one of the couples routinely discusses everything from infidelity onwards. In a 2013 interview with HuffPost, Jada, 50, said, “I think people got the idea because Will and I were very relaxed with each other. But I always told Will: ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK. “”
His comments sparked rumors that the couple was in an ‘open’ marriage, something denied in a Facebook post, writing: “This is how I will change my statement … Will and I CAN BOTH do ANYTHING we want, because we BELIEVE to each other. to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship … it means we have an ADULT relationship. “
In 2020, there were many rumors that Will and Jada had cheated on each other after rapper August Alsina claimed to have had a romantic relationship with Jada for over four years. He later admitted on Red Table Talk that this was true, calling it a “convolute” but denying that Will had given them his blessing as alleged August. “We decided that we were going to be apart for a period of time and you figured out a way to please yourself and I was going to figure out a way to please myself,” Will Smith said on Red Table Talk.
“From there, as time went on, I experienced a different entanglement with August … Yeah, that’s a definite relationship,” Jada Pinkett said, adding, “One thing I want to clean up … about you giving‘ permission, “that is … the only person who can give permission in that situation is myself.”
Jada Pinkett and August Alsina at the BET Awards in 2017 (Image credit: AFP)
The party hosted by Will Smith for Jada Pinkett’s 40th birthday 10 years ago also put pressure on the wedding. Three years planned the three -day affair and included a performance by Mary J Blige after dinner where a picture of the birthday girl was displayed at a 20 -foot arch. Far from being overwhelmed, Jada was horrified, calling the party “the most disgusting ego show” she had ever seen and demanding that other birthday events be canceled.
In his memoir, Will Smith recalled after telling Jada Pinkett after a failed birthday, I was retiring. I retired from trying to make you happy … I quit – you went for you, and I will go for me. ”While they rejected the notion of divorce, they spent time apart, Will revealed.
Their flammable binaries were on display at the Oscars this week when Will Smith marched on presenter Chris Rock and slapped him for joking about Jada Pinkett’s alopecia -related hair loss.