Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have led separate lives since 2016, as revealed in her memoir and a Today interview with Hoda Kotb. Although technically not divorced, Pinkett Smith, in her book “Worthy,” disclosed that the couple is no longer romantically involved.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s lives took divergent paths starting in 2016, a revelation unveiled in Pinkett Smith’s memoir and a candid interview with Hoda Kotb on Today.
While officially still married, Pinkett Smith, in her book titled “Worthy,” delved into the intricacies of their high-profile marriage, making it clear that the romantic aspect of their relationship has dissipated. This disclosure was further expounded upon in her conversation with Kotb, where the 52-year-old actress affirmed that, although they live separately, they have consciously chosen not to pursue a legal divorce.
In a more detailed account provided to People, Pinkett Smith opened up about the Oscars incident, where Smith physically confronted Chris Rock over a joke about her alopecia. Initially perceiving it as a staged skit, Pinkett Smith’s realization of the gravity of the situation only occurred after witnessing her husband’s emotional acceptance speech at the Oscars.
Following the controversial incident, Smith took responsibility, resigning from the Academy’s board and accepting a 10-year ban from its events, including the prestigious Oscars ceremony. His public statement expressed remorse for betraying the trust of the Academy and depriving fellow nominees of their moment of celebration.
As for the state of their marriage, Pinkett Smith conveyed that they are still in the process of navigating its complexities. Despite living apart for an extended period, she emphasized the depth of their love for each other and their commitment to resolving the uncertainties surrounding their relationship.
Acknowledging the challenges, Pinkett Smith expressed a dedication to working through the issues together, affirming that they are engaged in profound efforts to redefine what their future holds.
Their journey began with a union in Baltimore in December 1997, and over the years, they became parents to two adult children, Jaden and Willow, in addition to Smith’s son Trey from a prior marriage. The evolving dynamics of their relationship reflect a commitment to both personal growth and mutual understanding as they strive to shape the next chapter of their lives together.