In Touch: Jada Pinkett is meeting with divorce lawyer Laura Wasser

This whole Jada Pinkett-Will Smith mess is really confusing to me. Over the summer, when the reports first came out about their marriage troubles, Will and Jada did a cursory denial, a few photo ops, and made some noise about suing In Touch Weekly, the tabloid that first reported the marriage trouble (and Jada’s alleged affair with Marc Anthony). As the months went on, the reports kept growing, and Jada and Will don’t seem to have any interest in denying them at this point. Allegedly, they’re “tired of faking it” and they’re basically not even living together at this point. Will is living it up in Miami, acting like a bachelor and maybe hitting up a “hot blonde.” And now In Touch claims that Jada is talking to a divorce lawyer – and not just any lawyer. Laura Wasser, who is representing Vanessa Bryant, and who got Kelis her big settlement from Nas.

Ever since August, when In Touch first broke the news of a rift between Will Smith and Jada pInkett Smith, the pair has been trying hard to present a united front. (Well, as hard as a couple can try, with her living in LA and him mostly in Miami.)

But it seems that Jada has finally gotten sick of pretending that everything is fine: In an explosive revelation, a source exclusively tells In Touch that Jada has met with a high-powered divorce attorney!

“Jada recently visited the offices of Laure Wasser,” the source reveals. “it appears that she has finally begun to take steps to dissolve their marriage.”

And that’s not all: A different insider says that career-obsessed Jada has gone so far as to turn down a plum role in order to be with her children during the coming months.

“Keanu Reeves wanted to cast her in his directorial debut,” the insider says, “but she told him it was ‘a difficult time’ and that she wouldn’t be able to leave her kids to shoot in Asia. She was talking like a single mother!” the insider added.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

If I have a gossip gift, it’s predicting pregnancies, not breakups. I’m still kind of shocked that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are making it work, and I’m flabbergasted that Chris Martin hasn’t shiv’d Gwyneth Paltrow with a diamond-encrusted ice pick. But I am getting the feeling that Will and Jada are going to end things this year. By December 2012, they will be totally over, I think.

Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Though I feel this was a Hollywood marriage, it will be sad because of the kids and them being together for so long.

  2. Mia says:

    This actually makes me sad! I liked them together, even with all the TMI interviews and parading around of children. They lasted a long time and I thought they might have enough ambition and work ethic in the relationship to make it. Too bad.

  3. mln76 says:

    There is so much about this marriage that confuses me. If they were mutual beards why split? If they were just really freaky and into whatever again why split? I really hope they keep their kids out of the spotlight especially if this is true.

  4. Anon says:

    My SIL used to work on movies as a PA for a producer who offered her a job right out of college, and one of the movies starred Will Smith. Apparently, he and Jada have always had a very, VERY open relationship, and they both go either way, with both preferring women. Apparently, Will had women and men constantly on set in his trailer and it was quite obvious when the trailer was a rockin’. I guess I’m just shocked by the divorce rumors, because it’s worked for them for years, and neither is limited in their arrangement

    • Carolyn says:

      this. Maybe their open-ness got to the point where the PR fallout would be too much (a la Eva Longoria and Tony). Also they probably couldn’t hide it from the kids anymore. How to explain that to their kids from a PR-family friendly perspective? I think they’ll continue “as friends” and raise the kids together and keep doing whatever it is that they’re doing.

  5. Willworkforfood says:

    I don’t get it. I keep hearing about the beard rumors, so don’t know about that. But he seems mostly like a nice/funny type, and she seems or looks like someone 5-foot-nothin’ that could kick his a%%, and mine for sayin’-so, at any given time. That can be a great combination. Maybe not so much in their HWood environment.

  6. mel says:

    I like them as a couple and too bad they cant work things out.

  7. Mimi says:

    Sorry, but her face scares me. That is all.

  8. NotaBitterBetty says:

    I wouldn’t wish a divorce on them seeing as they have children and breaking up a family can be total hell, but it really feels like these two are done and have been done for awhile. Why can’t they just call it a day and be done with it? I don’t think either of them would be single for long if they did, (hey Will, Charlize is still single!)

  9. Turtle Dove says:

    Still sad news, but (not to be rude) how can Jada be considered career-obsessed? She is working, but it’s not like she’s majorly in demand. Perhaps her music?

  10. Green_Eyes says:

    I really like Them..but did feel They tried too hard w/ the over compensating discussions of their sex life. Did think it’s cool that Jada and Will’s ex were friends and co-moms. Would like to think that was true for the kids sake. But as any marriage.. Yet alone Hollywood marriage, when it gets too hard to pretend anymore, no amount of acting is going to help or make anyone happy. If that’s the case wish them both well and hmmm wonder now Will & Charlize, now that would be a hot pair.

  11. DomCoug says:

    yeah Jada.. I tol’ u a looong time ago.. the fruit aint so sweet once you pluck it from the vine… don’t look back gurrll.. get a young’un and claim him on ur taxes! That’l show ‘em! and the sex gurrll… never ends! RAWR!

  12. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Hairline, third photo.

  13. PrettyLights says:

    I met her once when she was touring with her band years ago and signing autographs afterwards… she’s a TINY little thing and was very sweet. She had a huge afro and was wearing all black leather, it was funny to see her like that after seeing her on so many red carpets in gorgeous expensive dresses!

    I could see them splitting up, kinda sad but if it’s not working it’s not working. Best of luck to them either way.

  14. whatevs says:

    jada always looks intoxicated. that is sign of trouble imo

  15. cari says:

    Will is hitting up some “hot blonde”?? Is TommyGirl sporting a wig these days? NIce PR ploy. We don’t buy it.

  16. Lisa says:

    She looks like such a smug beeyatch.

  17. Kim says:

    Are Will in Jada really so engrossed in la la land and out of touch with reality that they think anyone believes they have a real marriage and its not a cover up for both of their sexualities??? I dont think the public has bought the lie for years.

  18. WJL says:

    ” Careeer Obsessed?”….she has a career?WTF are you talking about?

  19. sandy says:

    From the beginning, I knew they weren’t a match made in heaven. I think it was their parents who instigated them to stay together for as long as they did. In all honesty, I think Will likes white women and Jada likes all women :-P no seriously, i’m being real.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    While I like them as a couple, I feel the worst for the children. It’s very difficult to go through your parents’ divorce, but even more so in the spotlight in which they’ve been living their lives.

    (I think they’re the answer to a BI about a couple who was waiting to announce it until all the details were hammered out.)

  21. Dee Cee says:

    They spread themselves around too much and everyone was knowing what they are and do and laughing at them.. Probably the hints of rumors in gossip mags and sites became much too explicit, naming them as liars and cheats, she wants to run a school. teach kids.. and sponsor her kids in the business as well,..and it was a matter of time before they were named a joke.. and exposed to ridicule.. blah blah.

  22. Becky says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Will and Charlize have been fucking. I remember when they were promoting Hancock they looked like a married couple. The Smith’s ain’t been right since. No wonder Will has been pushing those kids career…no child support they’ve got their own money. Will & Charlize 2012!!!!!!!

  23. Coola says:

    Charlize is free now, Will.

  24. ruokmiss? says:

    Thanks @Anon! It’s so cool to get inside info. *sigh* I miss Lianna. :(

  25. ezra says:

    Never liked these two nor their egomaniacal children (fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree). Never bought their shtick either.