Despite being separated for seven years, Jada Pinkett Smith has stated that she has no intentions of divorcing Will Smith. This revelation, which surprised the showbiz world, comes more than two decades after their wedding in 1997. The news coincides with the upcoming release of Jada’s new book, “Worthy,” which is set to debut next week.
Jada opened up about her first encounter with Will in Hollywood, sharing the story of their initial interaction. After Will split from his first wife, Sheree Zampino, he called Jada and inquired, “Who are you going out with?” Upon learning she was single, he boldly declared, “Well, you’re going out with me now.” Jada, reflecting on that moment, said, “Can you believe I fell for that? Will called me up one day and said, ‘Hit me when you get to L.A.,’ and then… click. And I was like, ‘Whoa. Okay.’ And so when I got to L.A., I called him. I haven’t been able to get rid of him since.”
Regarding their relationship’s current status, Jada shared, “We’re still figuring it out. We’ve been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just have deep love for each other, and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us.” Jada also expressed the support of her children, Jaden and Willow, as well as Trey, whom Will shares with Zampino. She highlighted the deep sense of self-acceptance her children have taught her and the unconditional love they have for both her and their dad.
Even though they’ve been separated for years, Jada made it clear that she will “never divorce” Will. She explained in an interview with Hoda Kotb on the Today show that they faced challenges in their marriage, leading to their separation in 2016. However, despite considering divorce, Jada was determined to never break the promise she made to Will that there would never be a reason for them to divorce. She stated firmly, “We will work through whatever. And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
The full interview with Jada can be seen on NBC on Friday, October 13, at 8 pm ET.