Will Smith And His Tumultuous Marriage With Jada Pinkett Smith


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Will Smith is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He has appeared in some big blockbuster movies like Bad Boys, Men In Black and Suicide Squad. Aside from being a wildly popular global star, Will Smith is also an acclaimed actor who has showcased his incredible acting skills in movies like Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, Concussion and King Richard (winning the Best Actor for this role). However, of late, Will Smith has become infamous for his strange relationship with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. In this post, we will take a closer look at that.

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

It was the slap heard all around the world. Will Smith reached the lowest point of his career when he walked on stage during the 2022 Oscar Awards and slapped Chris Rock in full public view. Chris Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair and Will Smith overreacted to that. However, it’s pretty evident that the slap wasn’t just a reaction to what Chris Rock had said, it was a culmination of many years of humiliation which started with Jada Pinkett Smith’s infamous “entanglement” with her son’s friend. Still, slapping someone publicly is quite hypocritical for someone who once said this: “Throughout life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”

Will Smith: A Dream Wedding Turned To Nightmare

Who was Will Smith’s first wife?

Will Smith’s personal life is always at the forefront of fans’ attention. But the actor does not give much reason to talk about himself. He lived with his first wife Shiri Zampino for 3 years and divorced in 1995. Smith’s son Willard III was born in 1992 and lives with his mother after the divorce.

When did Will Smith marry Jada Pinkett Smith?

Two years after the divorce, in December 1997, Smith married his longtime girlfriend Jada Pinkett. She gave birth to two children: a son Jaden Smith and a daughter Willow Smith. The actor appeared with his daughter in the film I Am Legend and with his son in the films The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth.

Who are Will Smith’s children?

Jaden Smith followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a rapper, actor, and also a dancer, one might say – a copy of his father in his youth. The artist encourages his son’s passion for music (and in 2017, the young man released his first album), sometimes in unexpected ways. When his son’s video on Spotify was viewed by 100 thousand people, Will recorded a parody of the Icon video and appeared before fans in a torn jacket, shorts, and chains.

The young man’s acting career turned out to be no less successful: at the age of 11 he was already filming with screen star Jackie Chan, and later appeared in the film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Again” and other films.

The daughter of a movie star acted in films and recorded a dozen singles. Both children of Will Smith are stars of social networks, and the actor himself does not shy away from Instagram. Speaking about black fatherhood, Will Smith said: “There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?” 

On Instagram, in addition to photos, Smith posted a video of a helicopter jump over the Grand Canyon – this is how he celebrated his 50th birthday. Will Smith is famous for his love of extreme sports: the artist surprised the audience with a dance on a bridge in Budapest, jumped from the top of Victoria Falls in Africa, and scaled a volcano in Italy. Will Smith is a big believer in hard work and had this to say about it: “If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.”

Together with his family, Smith purchased his first mansion in 2009. It was an impressive house in Hawaii, the price of which was $12.5 million. Two years later, the American sold the property to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. Soon the actor began construction of a villa with a total cost of $42 million. He was able to move into the house only after 7 years. Now it is the main place where the actor and his family live.

Who are some of Will Smith’s Hollywood friends?

Smith is friends with his fellow actors: Wesley Snipes, Eddie Murphy, and Martin Lawrence. In 2019, a photo of them together, posted by the actor on social networks, sparked rumors about a new project in which all the artists would star.

How did Will Smith lose his teeth?

The actor is a big fan of golf. In the summer of 2020, one game ended with an injury for him: singer and dancer Jason Derulo, with whom Will Smith entered the field, knocked out the performer’s front teeth with an accidental swing of his stick. He posted a joint shot in which Smith appeared without teeth on his page.

Did Will Smith cheat on his wife?

In 2020, on the Red Table Talk show, both Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to cheating on each other. Moreover, if Jada announced the name of her lover – he was the musician Augusto Alsina, a friend of her son Jaden Smith. Will Smith admitted to infidelity as well, but he did not reveal the name of the person he cheated with.

In 2023, it turned out that Will and Jada had not lived together since 2016, but the marriage was not officially dissolved. The celebrity noted that over the past years, deep love arose between her and Smith.

What happened to Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock?

During the Oscar ceremony, where Will Smith received the award for Best Actor, Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair (or lack thereof). The actress was rapidly losing her hair due to an autoimmune disease. After that, Will approached the presenter and struck him in the face. After some time, Smith apologized to Rock, noting that violence in any form is unacceptable.

After the shameful incident, Will Smith resigned from the US Film Academy. In April, the board of directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Smith from participating in its events (including awards ceremonies) for 10 years.

Chris Rock chose not to press any charges against Will Smith. Will Smith released a video apology to Chris Rock and his family in 2022. However, Chris Rock came back at Will Smith with a hilarious stand-up comedy special.


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