Jada Pinkett Smith, who is currently working on her upcoming projects, revealed about her marital life with Will Smith, which shocked the fans. In the upcoming primetime special, Jada Pinkett Smith reveals that she and her husband Will Smith have been separated since 2016. She further proceeded the talk by saying that the couple was “exhausted with trying” to keep their marriage together.
The whole interview, featuring Jada’s story will be airing on Friday (Oct. 13) at 8 p.m ET on NBC at “Jada’s Story — An NBC News Special”
The actress further revealed herself as a “Straight talker” who talks about the relationship by saying “not ready yet” to share their private talks with the world.
She said this in an interview with NBA by saying, “Still trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership. In regards to how we present that to people? We hadn’t figured that out.”
When asked about the relationship and the reason, she clearly stated that the bond broke because of many reasons, “I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying,” she said. “I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.”
Also, many people wondered why the couple is not taking the legal divorce, Pinkett Smith remarks amazingly by saying, she will never go through with it because she promised that there would never be a reason for the couple to split.
“‘We will work through whatever,’” she told herself. “And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
When she got into the major backlash, she responded on a Facebook post by saying, “Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship… this means we have a GROWN one.”
In 2022, we watched how the Chris and Will Smith incident got into the limelight, with mixed thoughts around the world. In a People magazine, the actress revealed that she hasn’t talked to Rock since the March 27, 2022 incident. She proceeded her talk by saying, “[Do I have] any desire to talk to Chris? Here’s my desire: I just hope that all the misunderstanding around this can be cleared up and that there can be peace,” she told the magazine.
“I talk about this in the book, I think that there might be some misunderstanding between Chris and I as far as the 2016 Oscars,” she said of Jada’s support for the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite protest that called for a boycott of the show over the lack of Black representation in its nominations that year; Pinkett Smith lent her support after Will was not nominated for his role in the football drama Concussion. “I think that he might’ve taken offense, which I meant no harm in offending. That wasn’t my intention. But I do think that there’s a big misunderstanding there.”
Pinkett added about the talk by saying, “He said, ‘I didn’t mean you any harm., ‘I can’t talk about this now, Chris. This is some old s—,’”
Adding to i, “I thought this was [about] the Oscar 2016 and … their stuff that they had before I even came into the picture in the late ‘80s. I’ve got to leave that to Will and Chris to talk about, but they got their stuff for sure.”
Also, Pinkett Smith said she didn’t realize about the issue as she was far sitting, “because, number one, I’d seen Will in the boxing ring with pro fighters — Will’s a heavy-hitter. So when Chris moved, it looked like he ducked or missed the shot. And when he continued to stand, and then when he continued to walk down to the end of the stage, I was like, ‘There’s no way. No way Will hit him.’”
It was later that she realized that Smith hit him. She said, “I was in as much of a fog as anybody else in that room that night,” she said.
Adding more to it, she recalled her incident with Chris where he asked him for a date, “And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce,” she said of the nearly annual reports of trouble in the Smith marriage. “So he called me and he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?’ I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumors.’ He was appalled. And he profusely apologized and that was that.”