Shocking secrets revealed: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s open marriage and hidden separation!
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have always been quite controversial. Married since 1997, they have never kept it a secret that they are an open couple, openly discussing their sexual habits. In 2022, Will, in a public defense of Jada, made headlines by slapping the comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars after an unfortunate comment was made about Jada’s bald hairstyle. Now, it turns out that the two of them have been secretly separated for 7 years. This revelation comes directly from the actress, who explained the real situation in an interview with People.
The couple, who tied the knot in 1997, is still trying to “figure out” what the future of their marriage will be. Speaking with NBC News, Jada explained why her marriage to 55-year-old Will failed: “When we got to 2016, we were just exhausted from trying. I think we were both still stuck in our fantasies about what the other person should be. I had made a promise that there would never be a reason to divorce, that we would work on anything. But I couldn’t keep that promise.”
The Oscar slap
Jada admitted that the couple was actually living separately when her husband slapped comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars when he took the stage in a fit of anger over a comment made about his wife’s hairstyle. “We’ve done some really heavy lifting together,” said Jada. “We have a deep love for each other, and we will figure it out”.
Jada continued to praise her children – Jaden, 25, Willow, 22, and Trey, 30, who is Will’s son from a previous relationship – for being by her side during this difficult time in their relationship. “My kids, they’re like little gurus. They’ve taught me a deep sense of self-acceptance,” she said. “They love every part of me. The level of love, unconditional love they have for me and their father. One thing is wanting to be the person that gives that unconditional love. And then there’s being the recipient of it.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: open relationship
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have never made a secret of being in an open relationship. “I’m not monogamous; marriage doesn’t have to be a prison, and Jada has never believed in conventional marriage,” said Will. In July 2020, Jada admitted to having a relationship with the singer August Alsina, 31, while still being married to Will. She publicly revealed this relationship for the first time during a candid conversation with her ex-husband on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk. She explained that she had formed a friendship with August four years earlier, but she emphasized that she and Will were going through a “rough patch” and had “essentially broken up.” At the time, Jada referred to her years-long involvement with the R&B singer as an ‘entanglement,’ which is now referenced in August’s song ‘Shake the World.’