Will Smith & Jada Pinkett are probably going to sue In Touch


It took most of Tuesday, but FINALLY, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith released a direct denial of In Touch Weekly’s story. Yesterday, various media outlets got advanced copies of ITW’s big story this week, about how Jada Pinkett Smith screwed around with Marc Anthony on the set of HawthoRNe and how that affair led to Jada and Will’s split. Most of the day was full of unnamed sources coming out of the woodwork to proclaim that Jada and Will were fine, and Will’s son Trey even came out to deny the split story. Finally, Jada’s rep got her ass in gear and denied the Marc Anthony affair to Us Weekly, and then Will and Jada offered a joint statement denial:

“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false,” the couple said in a joint statement Tuesday. “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”

[Will and Jada’s statement via People]

For what it’s worth, I think they’re still together. I’m not saying there isn’t something weird or fishy going on with their marriage – there totally is. I’m not saying that they’re not involved with the Church of Scientology, and that doesn’t make me question what kind of auditing/contract/Xenu-and-barley-water rituals are going down – they’re totally involved with CoS, and it’s sketchy as hell. What I’m saying is that I think Jada and Will are tight and committed to their family unit and the corporation around their unit.

So what was going on with ITW’s report? Why did it take most of a day to get an explicit denial? Why did In Touch treat this report like a sure thing, sending the story out as an exclusive to media outlets? I don’t know. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out in the lawsuit. That’s right – Radar reports that Will and Jada are already talking to lawyers:

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are the newest Hollywood couple rumored to be splitting, but after issuing a statement that they are not separating, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the couple is utilizing their legal team regarding the false report.

“Will and Jada are not splitting and they’ve already got their legal team involved,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

“Like any other A-list couple they’re used to inaccurate reports sometimes, but when it comes to their marriage, they don’t appreciate anyone demeaning it.”

According to the source, the power couple has discussed the report with their legal team and will privately decide how to proceed.

“They’re good sports and they’re laughing about it, but they have to talk about it with their legal council to protect themselves,” the source said.

Will and Jada issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, blasting the report, that was published in In Touch Weekly magazine, saying: “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”

Sources close to the couple tell RadarOnline.com they’re happily married and hope the issue can be resolved with the help of their legal team.

[From Radar]

It will be interesting to see if there’s some follow-through with a lawsuit. It’s hit or miss for celebrities to sue the American tabloids – Chris Martin never got around to suing Star Magazine about the report he was boning Kate Bosworth, but David Beckham did sue In Touch over the story that he boned an escort in 2007, but the case was later thrown out (but not before In Touch went to war with Beckham in the courts, and made it sound like they had even more stories about his many affairs). I eagerly await our copy of ITW this week so I can read the whole story, and then I’ll be able to judge whether or not ITW’s sourcing was any good. This might be a case like Brangelina suing News of the World for their false split story – NOTW ended up having to pay out to Brangelina.

UPDATE: TMZ has an interesting story this morning:

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are having significant problems in their marriage, but they have NOT made a decision to separate … at least not yet — this according to sources connected with the couple.

Reports have been swirling that the couple has separated. We’re told it’s “definitely a possibility” but they haven’t pulled the trigger. In fact, we’ve learned Will, Jada and their kids are going away together soon — as a family. Our sources would neither confirm nor deny if the trip is a last ditch effort to save the relationship.

We also asked our sources about the somewhat curious statement from Will and Jada, that their marriage is “intact.” Specifically, why didn’t they go the more traditional PR route and say they’re still in love and committed to each other? Our sources privately said, the language was carefully constructed.

[From TMZ]

Well, I think that still holds with my theory that their marriage is screwed up, but they’re committed to each other, and committed to being together. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months.



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  1. Thea says:

    Where did the she is having an affair with Marc Anthony come from? Anyone know. I hadnt heard about that till yesterday after her publicist stated it wasnt true, and no one had asked her about it? Anyone have ideas…I really think they have split but wasnt ready to release the information.

  2. brin says:

    It will be interesting to see if Smith Inc. does bother to sue ITW.

  3. Brittany says:

    Seriously people still believe TmZ. In fact people believe the media nowadays at all?????? That exclusive “source” is bs and prob just made up by TmZ to get this fueling more. Oh please yes they are leaving because JADEN has a movie to film. Geez I do hope Will and Jada sue this I ridiculous

  4. Bubulle says:

    I do believe their marriage is in trouble, as Tmz pointed out “our marriage is intact” sounds rather odd.

  5. Katalina says:

    I’ve always gotten a best friends, brother/sister vibe from these 2 more than husband and wife. I could see them having some kind of agreement in place allowing for discreet dalliances, if you will, as long as they stay married and “keep their brand intact” as you so brilliantly put it.

    @Brittany: of course we still believe TMZ! Historically, their stories are accurate. They’re the first to report everything and they don’t report anything as fact without proof. Levin is a lawyer. He’s not printing anything that could get him sued.

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    And once they’ve received their settlement, they’ll split.

    Okay, maybe not. Whatever.

    Marc Anthony has been “guest starring” on HawthoRNe this season (and maybe last season, a little?) and their characters are having an affair. That’s probably where the “speculation” comes from.

    As for the wording of their joint statement, I said on yesterday’s thread: ITW didn’t claim that they didn’t love each other; it claimed that they were “separating.”

    So stating their marriage in “intact” means it is not broken. (At this immediate moment in time. But stay tuned. ‘Cause this one, it’s gonna get INTERESTING!)

    That being said, I’ve always had a soft-spot for Will Smith, and I like him and Jada together. I hope for their sake (and their kids’) that this is nothing more than BS.

  7. You don't say says:

    Again, still tabloid heresay “according to sources”, so, not all that reliable. However, celebrities should not make a big deal about suing and then not do it. The big difference with Brad and Angelina was they never threatened anything. They just did it, no warning. Of course, it was also a British tabloid newspaper (now extinct with the writer of the article in jail), and suing them is easier than those in the states.

    Somewhow I bet the intouch article is hazy in places so they can have that as a fall back in case of a lawsuit, which is what most tabloid “bait and switch” stories rely on. Still crappy, no matter how it shakes out.

  8. Quest says:

    The Smiths’ marriage is probably weird as hell but not much truth to the break up rumors coming from ITW…freaky – yes; split – nah.

  9. launicaangelina says:

    I never got the sexy, passionate vibe between these two. They’re attractive people but they don’t have steam between them like some other couples do. I have always had trouble believing they’ll last in the long run.

  10. Seal Team 6 says:

    They need to really be careful about suing, because unless they 100% KNOW ITW made this up and has no source, they will wind up being embarrassed. It is very rare for an American publication to be successfully sued by a celebrity, because the onus is on them to prove the story false, whereas in the UK, the onus is on the writer/publication.

  11. Bite me says:

    Ok then… Divorce announcement by the end of the year

  12. That's Interesting says:

    I don’t get it. Whenever In Touch runs a story on Brad and Angelina every commentor on these sites comes out swinging about how it’s all a lie. But when In Touch runs an article about someone else, it’s ‘well I think there’s some truth to it.’

    Also, I don’t get the big deal about Will and Jada waiting until the end of the day to deny it. Brad and Angelina hardly deny In Touch stories. Does their lack of response or not responding fast enough make the story any more or less true? No, but there is a serious double standard at work here.

    Maybe Will and Jada thought this story was too stupid to respond to and it wasn’t until EVERY other news site picked it up like it was a true story that they decided to respond.

  13. whitedaisy says:

    I would guess that their “marriage” has been one of convenience for most, if not all, of it’s run. The have both appeared committed to it, regardless.
    I can’t think of very many things that would make
    them split up.
    “Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy night!”

  14. tapioca says:

    I thought they were both gay and bearded for each other? Oh well.

    It has been amusing mooching around the blogs and seeing – whilst most still seem to have a soft spot for Will – just how insufferable people think Jada and their showkids are. I don’t think the Scientology links or vomitous “infinite cycle of love” comments in the Architectural Digest helped much either!

    @That’s Interesting: It’s more like half and half – Someone agrees with ITW that AJ’s looking too thin, or that Brad’s obviously boinking his comely assistant, then we call each other “loons” & “haters” for 100 comments until we tire ourselves out and need a nap and a juicebox. Rinse. Repeat.

  15. TG says:

    Too funny if she was boning marc anthony. I was thinking that yesterday as a joke who would sleep with that skeletor?

  16. whitedaisy says:

    @ That’s Interesting:

    The Brad-Angelina break-up stories have been coming out weekly in the tabloids for YEARS but they are still together.

    That is the difference.

  17. Cheyenne says:

    I hope they sue the sh*t out of that slag rag and put them out of business.

  18. Pyewacket says:

    @It’s Interesting- ITA. InTouch is WRONG every time a story comes out, but if a story is run on any other celebrity, people put some stock in it. Ridiculous, because InTouch is never right about anything, and it is the dumbest gossip rag out there if that is possible, because there are many.

  19. Nanea says:

    I don’t get all those celebs who say they will sue.

    Why don’t they go right ahead and do it if there’s nothing to whatever is printed in one of those weeklies.

    Anyone who still believes though that those two are close should go back and look at that AD spread. The house gives everyone living there ample opportunity to avoid being seen by others, and that includes the kids.

  20. Ms. Candy says:

    TMZ is more credible than majority of the celeb sites running. Harvey has no problem getting the proof and post on his website. That is why people still they are credible…

    As for their statement- It could very well mean “None of Your Business” or there could be something else going on in their relationship.

    Only time will tell what happens

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t they find a photo of the family where Jada is smiling?! She looks like she is just barely tolerating the photo op. Not a good sign.

  22. Mia says:

    I won’t hold my breath waiting for them to sue. Posturing.

    I don’t remember reading anything in the ITW story about an alleged affair with Marc Anthony. Did I miss that? I’ve only seen that mentioned on gossip sites due to his increased involvement and storyline on HawthoRNe (smh for that ridiculous title).

  23. k says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of Marc Anthony to any woman.

  24. junk573r says:

    Who cheats on ANYONE with skeletor? That guy is the ugliest man in hollywood. When Marc and Jlo got together, I thought, “Wow, that’s dating way down”. The guy looks perpetually sick or something. I don’t get it.

  25. Tazina says:

    Why would anyone want to have an affair with Marc Anthony? It would be like having air with teeth on top of you.

  26. Boo says:

    “Intact” made me go hmmmmmmm the first time I read it, too. Very clinical word there.

    Jada has one mean-ass bitch stare. Kinda makes me want to whip my hair back and forth.

  27. brin says:

    TMZ is also reporting that Will supposedly walked in on Jada & Marc and walked out crying…this is really strange.

  28. ladybert62 says:

    Dang, I hate those earrings in Will Smith’s ears – they make the ears stand out even more!

    How old is Jada – I never paid much attention to her before – in these pictures, in my opinion, she looks much older than Will and she looks tough – nothing soft, feminine or bending (as in being able to compromise) – she looks like a drill sergeant!

    Her hair looks better in these pictures than in the one I saw yesterday.

  29. ladybert62 says:

    oh – he walked out crying? That is so sad and heart breaking – he genuinely seems like a kind caring person.

  30. mln76 says:

    TMZ is reliable people. They knew about Micheal Jackson’s death before he was at the hospital. They have corrupt informants in hospitals, law offices etc. inside the court systems themselves. I think someone broke the ‘rules’ of the swinging or something which happens a lot in open relationships.

    EDIT: @brin this affair with Marc Antony makes sense to me. I bet Jada is allowed to screw any woman she wants but no men and the same for Wil(any man but no woman).

  31. K-MAC says:

    why does she always look pissed off?

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t think Will is a bad guy. And I don’t think Jada is a bad gal. I do, however, think she maybe has some control issues, whereas Will seems more like a “Good-Time-Charlie.” But that’s just my perception of them, from a distance.

    Now, IF Will walked in on a Jada/Mark tryst, I can totally see him being devastated and walking out crying. Will seems like “that” kind of guy. And I LOVE that about him.

    I feel for the kids (as always) in this mess-of-whatever-it-is. The simple fact that their son (yeah, I know, he’s Will’s not Jada’s BUT HE IS THEIR SON) responded makes me think the kids believe everything is fine.

    It’s up to the parents to prove me right.

  33. mia girl says:

    I think these two are breaking up. I remember a blind a few months back about an A list power couple who were already living in different sides of an amazing estate while they worked out all the financials.

    With this news, it got me thinking about a comment I read in the CB post of pictures of the Smith’s home in Architectural Digest. I went back for the quote:

    @Playlist said: “Whenever A.Digest features a celebrity’s home, the home is usually already for sale or on the market within months afterwards. It’s the perfect way of showing off the home to create interest for future buyers.”

    Well, now we know why.

  34. It is ME!! says:

    @ladybert62: I actually had a drill sergeant in basic training that looked A LOT alike Jada, except that the drill sergeant had short hair at the time. She was very short as well, just like Jada. Heck, I am still scared of that drill sergeant, and I am not even in the Army anymore!

    But Jada doesn’t scare me; she just looks perpetually unhappy.

  35. 4Real says:

    Is there a blind item out there that we’ve missed regarding Marc/Jada??

    I doubt that’s true. She is not Marc’s type. He likes them tall and beautiful. She looks like a boy. That and I think she likes girls.

  36. lrm says:

    I am bummed b/c until a few years ago, they raised their kids more normally…now the kids will never have depth or self-identity [most likely] beyond being a star or celebrity. it really stunts growth emotionally to be in the limelight, trying to be noticed and applauded, through your developmental years. It just seems like they are heading downt he wrong road with the kids, even if the kids wanted a nd asked for it.

    I am curious if this development with the kids’ careers, has impacted the marriage and family? that is my guess. It upset the balance overall.
    Or, maybe the kids now old enough to figure out the ‘arrangement’?

  37. missy says:

    @brin, I saw TMZ’s story about Will&Jada having marital trouble, but I didn’t see anything about Will walking in on Jada with Marc. Are you sure you didn’t read it on a different site? I’m just asking, because TMZ is generally reliable, where as a lot of other sites are not.

  38. Maritza says:

    In touch is now saying Will catched Jada and Marc together and he left crying. I don’t know but Marc and Jada’s chemistry on Hawthorne was very convincing.

  39. mln76 says:

    I don’t believe In Touch if the Marc Anthony story is coming from In Touch only then I call B.S. they almost never get anything right. I still trust TMZ though. They can find out alot of stuff with their sneaky methods of bribing everybody in Hollywood.

  40. nicky11 says:

    I don’t know if Jada had an affair w/ Marc but the youtube clip of the love scene the 2 did on the show was damn hot & convincing….& I don’t normally find Marc attractive.

    When I watched the clip all I kept thinking was that BOTH of them were doing alot of moaning, groaning, grinding & tongue kissing. It just had different vibes than her love scenes with Michael Vartan’s character.

  41. Mimi says:

    Didn’t he hook up with Eva Mendes and then explain it with having an open marriage?

    I felt so sad for Jada who needed to put up with this nonsense of “I’m a big star, so if you want to stay married, you have to play along as if it’s cool to sleep with other people.

    She then had to be in a movie with Eva and even had a line that states how hot Eva’s character is.

    Any women would not be able to keep such a show going.

  42. Gypsy says:

    Well Charlize, you can now stop waiting to exhale.

  43. buckley says:

    TMZ has pics of them out and about today in Malibu looking “extra” happy.
    Some video too…

  44. mln76 says:

    @nicky11 I watched some scenes of them together and yes they do have chemistry…I am wondering if this all may be a planted rumor/publicity stunt to get buzz for their onscreen romance on Hawthorne???

  45. lisa says:

    I say the affair thing is BS: Regarding suing anyone with a brain knows that you have an up hill climb to sue in the USA.

    I think the only reason Brad/Angie sued was because that NOTW story was on all the “legit” networks. Even Sunday morning. That was over the top. They have had those stories printed on a daily basis. My guess is if they are still together then obviously the 7 year old stories were not true. Jada/Will have never really had any Tabloid press. I think the rags are finally branching out. They missed so many break ups and drama in relationships focusing on none triangle crap that they have missed so much.

    Maybe other celebrities need to watch out. They have had a free ride because the tabloids have had their heads up the same asses for years.

    I don’t know about the Scientology thing. It seems more like a Jada thing.

  46. dovesgate says:

    I was thinking the same thing about her death stare. I think she’s trying to pull a Posh Spice pout.

  47. Beautrice says:

    Why wld anybody want others to fail? Is it bcos they are miserable in their lives & they want others to be unhappy like them? Will & Jada pls sue this pathetic tabloids spreading this malicious rumors. May u grow old wt your wife. Amen.

  48. huh says:

    They won´t sue anybody. Read this BI
    Notes On An Intact Couple


    “8. Threats of lawsuits are mere blustering and are meant to discourage the media from printing additional stories. The truth is that this couple would never actually expose themselves to discovery (e.g. interrogatories, depositions, requests to produce documents).

    9. They’re done.”

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