Will Smith: There’s nothing Jada could do that would break our relationship

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I’m starting to think I know more about the relationship between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith than I do about my friends’ relationships. These two are masters of oversharing. Jada has used her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, to discuss all sorts of deeply personal topics.Just last month she admitted on Sirius XM’s Sway in the Morning that she’s explored many different kinds of relationships and hinted that there may have been some “indiscretions” in their relationship.

Will has already refuted rumors of divorce in his April release “To the Clique.” He was a guest on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, where he discounted the whole concept of marriage, insisting he and Jada are true “life partners.” He confessed:

“We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life.”

“There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”

[Rap Radar podcast, via US Weekly]

This really isn’t anything new. It’s been pretty evident for a while that the couple have had a slightly unconventional relationship. During a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Jada said “I trust that the man that Will is is a man with integrity. He’s got all the freedom in the world…and as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be OK? I’m good.” She also added that she didn’t think it was “realistic” to think her man wouldn’t be attracted to other women, adding, “just because your man is attracted to another woman doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. And it doesn’t mean he’s gonna act on it.”

They may have had their problems, but they’ve definitely kept things out in the open, in interviews and in talks with a marriage counselor. Will admitted the two sought outside help on their relationship back in 2016, calling it “the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”

Will and Jada have been together for 20 years, and if this arrangement, whatever it might be, works for them, that’s great. And, dammit, now I am going to have to watch Will on Red Table Talk this fall. It seems like they’re setting up for the ultimate truth-telling about their union.

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  1. MattyLove says:

    Blind Gossip is saying they’re already divorced…

  2. Becks1 says:

    They do overshare, but I like them as a couple. If oversharing works for them, then you do you, Will and Jada.

  3. Floydee Mercer says:

    Jada doesn’t like it one bit but her man is going to cheat and there ain’t nothing she can do about it. This way it looks as if she has some say-so. At first glance of photo I thought who dis woman here with Will Smth? Happy secure people do not get face transplants.

    • Millenial says:

      Yeah I get the feeling Will likes to have his cake and eat it, too, and all this “cool girl” veneer is just how Jada deals.

      • Otaku Fairy... says:

        Sometimes women really don’t prioritize sexual exclusivity. If this is the case for Jada, this is not necessarily her being Will’s ‘Cool Girl’ (a term that’s become meaningless and divisive anyway), it just means her expectations and personal morality are different. If the rumors about their situation are true (they seem to be hinting that it is), it seems like both of them are having their cake and eating it too.

    • minx says:

      He looks happy, she doesn’t. So whatever arrangement they have seems like it is benefiting him and she’s just going along.

    • Otaku Fairy... says:

      “Jada doesn’t like it one bit but her man is going to cheat and there ain’t nothing she can do about it. This way it looks as if she has some say-so… Happy secure people do not get face transplant.” I’m not so sure about that. People can be dissatisfied with part of their physical appearance without it being about hating their relationship or being generally miserable people. (The opposite is also true. People can be in emotionally crappy relationships, be unhappy, or be unpleasant to be around and not get any work done).

  4. RBC says:

    I have always got the feeling that if Will and Jada ever did split up it would not be the typical Hollywood statement : “ We will always remain friends and respect privacy at this time”
    But more like “ Yes, I am divorcing ,the lying, cheating a*****e “ then it will be non stop TMZ reporting, with nasty twitter comments between both parties.
    It would be UGLY

  5. Astrid says:

    It’s not a relationship, it’s an arrangement.

    • tealily says:

      You know, those rumors have been around forever, but I don’t see how it could possibly be true at this point.

  6. Jane says:

    Will and Jada are an interesting couple.

    Unconventional and kooky.

    Am I crazy in hoping they make it?

    • AmunetMaat says:

      No you are not crazy at all. I think they have an understanding. I also think it may be unconventional but works for them. 20 years married is no small feat and needing therapy or counseling to continue does not mean that they are failing. I’m not going to root for them to separate. I don’t think Jada is some woman sad, lonely and crying. I just think they are realistic about what they want and are willing to go the distance. Good for them. I hope they do make it. I totally get it. My hubby and I both said we were in this together, divorce is not on the table.

  7. Beth says:

    I definitely wouldn’t call that a relationship. They probably don’t want to go through a stressful divorce, so they’re just sticking with this arrangement

  8. Adorable says:

    I’m just struck by the “There are no deal breakers”….surely in every relationship there are..no?

    • AmunetMaat says:

      Depends, I can see them working on anything though. I mean the only deal breaker I can think of is abuse and clearly, Will isn’t an abuser.

  9. Jess says:

    I hope Will doesn’t cheat! I don’t see him as that type, maybe I’m just blind but I think their quirks and oversharing makes them kind of cute:)

    • AmunetMaat says:

      I don’t think they consider it cheating. I also think they are into some kinky stuff with other partners and that’s cool if it works for them.

  10. After 20 years and two children, I would hardly call it an arrangement. It sounds like these two have actually worked hard to keep it together for this long, whether they last going forward remains to be seen. The general vibe I get on posts about them is many are hoping for an explosive end and it is uncomfortable.

  11. Eva says:

    They are both banging other people. Maybe because they made a deliberate choice to keep the relationship open, or maybe that’s just the way things turned out because he’s a movie star with women throwing themselves at him and at some point he started giving in to temptation.

    I can see them staying together, whether it’s because they actually love each other and overlook each other’s affairs, or because they have kids and a ‘brand’ and they don’t see the point in divorce when they’re basically living separate lives anyway.

    • Aubrey says:

      I agree with your sentiment @Eva. Although it is a nice quote, I still don’t know what to make of these two.

  12. Natalia says:

    I can’t believe how many posts here are talking about Will being with other WOmen.

    To be more clear, this is ( or was) a lavender marriage.

  13. jwoolman says:

    Maybe they are truly best friends and also have two children who still need them. Much easier for everybody without a divorce.

    The problem will be if evidence surfaces of either one of them with another partner. On the one hand, it’s not cheating if there is no deception. But the tabloids would go into a feeding frenzy and it would be difficult for the kids even if they know about their parents’ arrangement. So here’s hoping discreteness prevails.

    The unmentioned elephant in the room, of course, is Scientology.

    • KB says:

      Wouldn’t Scientologists disapprove of them seeing a therapist? He said they’ve done a lot of marriage counseling, and he seems to have a favorable view of it.

    • JustBitchy says:

      Jwoolman, exactly on point. Evidence would be a deal breaker. Co$ is definitely playing a role here. Wonder what level they have achieved. Wonder what the Co$ has on them?

  14. Honey says:

    Perhaps they are airing all of their dirty laundry in this “therapeutic” way to break free of the Scientology blackmailers?

  15. JeanGrey says:

    It’s been a badly kept secret for a long time that Wil And Jada are swingers so, of course the arrangement works for them. Shrug. Also, Jada herself has chronicled some very wild behavior in the past where she would go on drug fueled escapades due to her addictions https://www.eonline.com/news/462228/jada-pinkett-smith-reveals-past-struggles-with-addiction
    I guess this arrangement with Wil and the kids gives her a sense of stability and normalcy and as I said it works for them, I guess. Not my cup of tea, but whatevs…

    • KB says:

      Jada addressed that rumor once by saying “I wish!” I thought that was an odd response.

      I think it’s more likely they’ve got an open relationship. Or Will does, at least. I just don’t see them having all that exciting of a life together. They seem more distant than that.

  16. VVVV says:

    I’m surprised I’m the only one commenting this – i thought it was a fairly known thing that they are swingers. explains a lot

  17. Shannon says:

    Whatever works for them, as long as they’re happy and on the same page. A good way to get ahead of the gossip and side piece blackmail. Pretty hard to demand money or you’ll “Tell your story” when they’ve made it pretty clear (if not out-and-out saying it) that their relationship is open. Smart move imo.

  18. Amelie says:

    I’ve always found these two to be insufferable. I used to genuinely like them but that kind of stopped about a decade ago (before “canceling” anyone was a thing, ha). Jada in particular has been oversharing forever and just really turned me off at how it seemed she needed to bring up her sex life at every.single.interview in order to be relevant. Also all the rumors about Will and Jada being closet Scientologists did not help. And it’s always very telling, the more you boast about how your love life is so great, the less inclined I am to believe you have such a great romance and you are actually on the brink of divorce.

    • KB says:

      Is there any couple that has more rumors about them than these two? He’s gay, she’s gay, they’re swingers, they have an open relationship, they’re Scientologists…something about them is off, that’s all I really know for sure.

      She seems to have a chip on her shoulder about their relationship. Maybe because she was the other woman initially. Twenty years in and she’s still acting like she’s got something to prove to the world about them.

      • Natalia says:

        They are both gay (or bi), they are swingers, they do have an open relationship and they are Scientologists. Too bad they can’t just admit all of it.

    • Crystal says:

      Natalia hit the nail on the head, but I think Will is straight (he is a massive homophobe and look up his problems earlier in his career when he had to kiss a man on screen or something). She had a long-term girlfriend on the side for years. Don’t know if still happening. But he definitely asks her for permission and she has to know about all his flings, as she does his.

  19. SJhere says:

    These 2 are seriously an very attractive couple!
    I honestly don’t care whatever they are up to in their private lives.
    Jada drives me bananas with the over sharing, I think she will say anything to get attention.
    And, IMO, their children need to get some extra traditional schooling/education.
    The son seems headed for celeb kid/model. The daughter seems more grounded may actually pursue further education. (Sorry I’m drawing a complete blank on their actual names)
    p.s. Will needs to make a decent movie again one of these days, been too long.

    • KB says:

      The kids are named after their parents. The daughter is Willow after Will and the son is Jaden after Jada.

  20. K says:

    Why are they constantly talking about each other? Are they constantly being asked, and if so, by what lazy reporters? I would think they’re both talented and connected enough to have actual projects and things going on besides their marriage, but maybe they’re just two narcissists trying too hard to look happily married.

  21. Portugal says:

    There is something very off about Jada, at least to me.
    She annoys me very much.
    It seems that she has a huge chip on her shoulder.
    I don’t know what she is trying to prove, but the oversharing seems to be part of it.
    I always liked Will, he seems like a kind, decent guy, but as soon as he starts talking about their relationship, it’s too much.
    Whatever arrangement they have is their business and as long as they are not hurting anybody, it’s okay.
    I wish they would stop the gushing and dishonesty, it’s just not genuine.