Will Smith and Jada Pinkett No Longer Call Themselves ‘Husband and Wife’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith wed again in 1997, although it wasn’t precisely a dream marriage ceremony. Now, greater than 20 years later, the 2 have gone by way of some ups and downs of their marriage. And they’ve discovered alongside the best way that they not wish to name themselves husband and spouse.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards

Jada Pinkett by no means wished to marry Will Smith

Pinkett and Smith first met on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel Air again in 1994 after Pinkett auditioned for the position of Smith’s girlfriend (she didn’t get the half). Smith truly married one other lady, Sheree Fletcher, earlier than relationship Pinkett; he and Fletcher share his oldest youngster, Trey. But by 1995, he and Pinkett had began relationship.

Though there was plenty of love between the 2, Pinkett by no means wished to get married. In 1997, although, she discovered she was pregnant with their first youngster collectively, and she or he felt strain from her mom and society to get married. “I was so upset that I had to have a wedding,” Pinkett mentioned. “I went crying down the freakin’ aisle getting married.”

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett with Jaden and Willow | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

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The two don’t have a standard marriage

After tying the knot, the couple did marriage a bit otherwise than most duos. There have lengthy been rumors that the 2 have an open relationship, although they’ve by no means solely confirmed or denied that. Plus, issues weren’t all the time clean crusing between the couple, although that occurs usually in long-term relationships. Pinkett and Smith separated a number of years again as a result of they felt they wanted to search out true happiness inside themselves earlier than they may discover it in one another.

They now solely refer to one another as ‘life partners’

Pinkett was by no means for the concept of marriage, and Smith was supportive in that. When they wed, in most individuals’s eyes, they turned husband and spouse. But after some time, they discovered they not wished to discuss with themselves as such. The couple ended up “redefining their relationship,” Pinkett mentioned in 2018. “We have all these expectations. ‘Oh, this is what a husband is. This is what a wife is.’ I started dissolving all the ideas and expectations and labels.” Now, Pinkett and Smith solely discuss with themselves as life companions and to their marriage as a life partnership.

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The couple’s marriage has been below the microscope ever since Pinkett’s ‘entanglement’  

Pinkett hosts the Facebook collection “Red Table Talk” alongside her mom and daughter, and there have been some groundbreaking confessions on the present. Most just lately, Pinkett and Smith discussed their separation a number of years in the past and the way Pinkett was in a relationship with singer August Alsina whereas she and Smith had been separated. She infamously referred to the connection as an “entanglement,” and the dialogue has since put her and Smith’s relationship entrance and middle within the media. But Smith mentioned prior to now that divorce “was never an option,” and the 2 are nonetheless going sturdy.

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