Title: Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Years of Separation from Will Smith Before Infamous “Oscars Slap” Incident
In a recent interview, renowned actor Jada Pinkett Smith shocked the entertainment world by disclosing that she and husband Will Smith have been living separate lives since 2016. This revelation has left fans questioning the true state of their seemingly perfect marriage.
Even before the infamous incident where Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars, the couple had been leading separate lives. Jada Pinkett Smith shed light on this fact, asserting that they were “totally separated” even before the incident that made headlines worldwide.
Over the years, rumors swirled suggesting that the couple had an open marriage or were involved in extramarital affairs. However, both Jada and Will vehemently denied these speculations. During the interview, Jada candidly opened up about an extramarital “entanglement” she had with singer August Alsina during their time apart.
Remarkably, the couple has managed to keep their separation under wraps, quietly battling their own challenges while remaining legally married. Jada clarified their decision to conceal their separation, citing that they were “just not… ready yet” and were trying to navigate their partnership amid their complex circumstances.
Discussing the incident that unfolded at the March 2022 Oscars ceremony, where Chris Rock made a joke about Jada’s closely cropped head, Jada recalled her husband’s surprising reaction. Will Smith’s slap on the comedian’s face caught everyone off guard, and Jada initially believed it was part of a skit, perplexed by his intense response.
Adding more layers to the dynamic, Jada also disclosed that Chris Rock had asked her out at one point, assuming that she and Will were going through a divorce. However, she made it clear that divorce was not on the table during that time.
The power couple first crossed paths on the set of the hit TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1994. At the time, Will was still married to his first wife. Despite the unconventional beginning of their relationship, Jada and Will built a life together, raising two children, Jaden and Willow.
As the news of their years-long separation continues to reverberate throughout Hollywood, fans can’t help but wonder if there is more to the story. Only time will tell if the couple can find the balance they seek or if their bond will evolve into something entirely unexpected.