Jada Pinkett and Will Smith got married in December 1997 in Baltimore. They have two adult children, Jaden and Willow, as well as Will’s older son from a previous marriage named Trey.
52-year-old Jada Pinkett recently spoke about her marriage with Will Smith, emphasizing that although they haven’t officially divorced, they haven’t maintained romantic feelings for each other for a long time. “By the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted from trying. I think we both just stuck in our fantasies of what we thought the other person should be,” noted Jada Pinkett.
In an interview with Hoda Kotb on the Today Show, the star confirmed that she and Will Smith have no plans for an official divorce. She said, “I told myself, ‘What are the odds that we’ll never need to get a divorce?’ We’ll work through whatever it is. I just can’t see it. We’re gonna work it out.” When asked why they haven’t spoken publicly about their separation, Jada mentioned that the couple is “not ready yet” and added that she and Will Smith are “still trying to figure it out as a partnership.”
Nevertheless, in the interview, the actress confirmed that they are “living separately,” just as they did for several years before the incident at the previous year’s Oscar ceremony when Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada’s shaved head. This incident garnered significant attention from the global press.
In a separate interview with People magazine, Pinkett discussed the slap that led to Will Smith’s ten-year ban from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “I thought, ‘This is a joke,'” Jada told the magazine. Like many viewers, she didn’t initially consider her husband’s slap as real. She said, “I was like, ‘There’s no way Will smacked him.'” It was only when her husband returned to his seat that she “realized it wasn’t a bit.” Jada Pinkett and Will Smith got married in December 1997 in Baltimore. They have two adult children, Jaden and Willow, as well as Will’s older son from a previous marriage named Trey.