In a candid revelation, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s separation has come to light, dating back to 2016. This revelation predates the August Alsina “entanglement” and the notorious Chris Rock Oscars incident.
Jada Pinkett Smith, known for her role in The Matrix, recently shared this explosive news within the pages of her upcoming memoir, “Worthy.” She discussed her experiences with Hoda Kotb on the TODAY Show. While legally married, the couple is no longer romantically involved.
Kotb brought up the fact that their separation wasn’t official on paper, to which Jada Pinkett Smith responded with a simple “Right.” When asked about why they had kept this information from the public, she explained, “Just not being ready yet … Still trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership … In regards to, how do we present that to people? We hadn’t figured that out.”
She further described their relationship as “fractured” and expressed their mutual exhaustion from trying to make it work. Jada Pinkett Smith revealed, “I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be. I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through … whatever. I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
This revelation isn’t entirely new, as Jada Pinkett Smith has previously discussed the ups and downs of their marriage in public. One notable moment was during a special Red Table series episode in 2020, where Will Smith humorously remarked, “I was done with your ass,” and Jada responded with, “Yeah, you kicked me to the curb. We broke up.”
Despite these ups and downs, the couple never reconciled romantically but instead chose to define their relationship as “life partners.”
To celebrate the launch of her new book, Jada Smith shared an Instagram post with all three of their children: Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and Trey, who is from Will Smith’s previous marriage with Sheree Zampino.