After Hollywood fans watched Will Smith slap comedian Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards, HITC takes a look inside Will and Jada Smith’s marriage after the shocking TV moment.
The Will Smith-Chris Rock incident made headlines around the world. Viewers watched as the 7-pound star stormed the stage and slapped the stand-up comic after commenting on Jada’s hair.
The actor also took the stage later in the show to accept his Oscar for Best Actor for his role in King Richard. He apologized to his fellow nominees and at the Academy Awards, but also gave a cryptic speech about family.
During his speech, he said: “I look like the crazy dad, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”
How long have Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith been married?
Smith, 53, and Jada, 50, first met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1994. Jada auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend and didn’t get the part. However, the two hit it off well, despite the fact that Will was married to Sheree Zampino at the time. Smith and Zampino share one son, Trey.
They officially start dating the following year and married in 1997.
Will Smith and Jada welcomed son Jayden in 1998, followed by Willow in 2000.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Involvement” with August Alsina
Jada first spoke about the “entanglement” in 2020 during her Facebook show called Red Table Talk. She detailed her relationship with the rapper to her husband Will after Alsina appeared on The Breakfast Club, claiming the pair are in a relationship.
Alsina also claimed that when they dated Will Smith and Jada were in an open relationship at the time.
She explained, “Four and a half years ago … I started a friendship with August. We became really, really good friends.
“It all started when he just needed some help, I wanted to help his health and mental state.
“From there, over time, I got into a different kind of involvement with August.”
She later clarified, “It was a relationship, absolutely.”
Will Smith and Jada also explained how they were separated at the time Jada and Alsina’s relationship took place.
Open relationship rumors and “unconventional” marriage
Will Smith’s open relationship rumors started a few years ago. The couple initially denied all reports of the rumours. However, the actor later spoke about his wife and how she never “believed in a conventional marriage.”
Accordingly The IndependentHe detailed how “Jada had family members who had an unconventional relationship.”
He went on to explain how they searched for the “perfect way to interact as a couple” and chose monogamy in their marriage for a long time.
The Men in Black star admitted that for the couple marriage “must not be a prison” and the unconditional support they offer each other is the “highest definition of love”.
In 2013, Jada wrote on Facebook, “Here’s how I’m going to change my mind… Will and I can both do WHAT we want because we TRUST each other. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…it means we have a GROWN relationship.”
Temporary separation after birthday party
In his memoir, the fresh prince explained how the couple temporarily split in 2011 after throwing Jada an extravagant 40th birthday party.
He explained how the over-the-top bash in Sante Fe, New Mexico included golf, hiking and even starring Missy Elliot after a sumptuous dinner, reports Email online.
Smith wrote, “I was the perfect husband,” about the party plans he began dreaming about three years earlier.
However, Jada was reportedly not a fan of the celebrations, calling the party “the most disgusting display of ego I’ve ever seen in my life.”
It is alleged she demanded that he cancel the rest of the weekend and didn’t thank the actor for planning the party, he wrote in his book.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+, Will spoke about the deep connection he has with Jada. He told the legendary host that once they start talking, they don’t stop for hours.
He said: “Me and Jada, to date when we start talking it’s been four hours. It’s four hours if we change a sentence.
“And it’s like it’s the center of why we were able to hold our own and why we’re still together, rather than choking each other’s lives. It’s like having the ability to solve problems… I’ve just never met another person that I’m happier and more productively connecting with in conversation than Jada.”
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/28/will-smith-jada-marriage-open-relationship-rumours-entanglement/ Inside Will Smith and Jada’s 25-year marriage from candid relationship rumors to ‘entanglement’