Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about separation from Will Smith – as it happened

In the 18 months since the Oscars incident when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife’s shaved head, Jada Pinkett Smith had remained notably silent about the matter. However, she has finally opened up about it, sharing the revelation that she and her husband had been separated for six years leading up to the 2022 Oscars. This disclosure comes in anticipation of her upcoming memoir, “Worthy,” set to be released on October 17. 



Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about separation from Will Smith – as it happened


Actor Jada Pinkett on her relationship with Will Smith separated since 2016

In a recent interview, Jada Pinkett Smith disclosed that she and her husband, Will Smith, have been separated since 2016, marking a surprising revelation about their long-standing marital situation.

The couple had been living separate lives for a period of seven years, but they had not publicly confirmed this news until now.

By the time they decided to separate, they admitted to being “exhausted with trying” to make their marriage work.

Currently, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the age of 52, mentioned that they continue to live separately but have no intentions of pursuing a divorce. She had made a promise to herself not to divorce, and she’s determined to keep that promise.

Jada Pinkett Smith shared her perspective on their separation, saying that both she and Will were clinging to unrealistic expectations of each other, which contributed to their strained relationship.

This revelation came in advance of the release of Jada Pinkett Smith’s upcoming memoir, “Worthy,” which is set to launch next week.

The couple garnered media attention in the past year when Will Smith famously stormed the Oscars stage and slapped host Chris Rock, shouting, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth.” This incident occurred after Chris Rock made a joke about smith wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness a result of her suffering from alopecia a hair loss condition.

Jada Pinkett Smith shared that she initially thought the Oscars incident was part of a planned joke, and it wasn’t until Will began returning to his seat that she realized it was not scripted.

Jada expressed her commitment to stand by her husband but also let him work through his actions independently.

Speculation about the state of their marriage arose in 2020 when the couple appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, Red Table Talk, to discuss her “entanglement” with artist August Alsina.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith first met in 1994 when she auditioned for a role on his show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and they later tied the knot in 1997.

The couple shares two children, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, and Will Smith has a son, Trey Smith, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.


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