“This is what a wife is”: Jada Smith Dissolved All “Ideas, Expectations, Labels” in Will Smith Marriage So That He Won’t Call Her His Wife

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith were once Hollywood’s most iconic couple, but over the past few years, they have brought a lot of rumors, speculations, and controversies into their happy married life. Unlike any celebrity marriage, their relationship has gone through many ups and downs. There were rumors that Pinkett Smith was allegedly cheating on her actor husband with Marc Anthony, which brings a lot of complications into their lives. While the couple has been very supportive of each other, they like to keep their personal lives private, until it leaves them with no privacy.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith first met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994, when she was auditioning for her role on the same show. Pinkett Smith didn’t get the part, and the King Richard actor was married to Sheree Zampino at the time when he met his now wife. According to multiple reports online, Smith and Sheree split the following year, and the actor made a call to Pinkett and asked if she was seeing anybody. When she said no, he replied, “Cool! You’re seeing me now.” Wow, just like that?

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After dating for a few years, the couple decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in 1997 on New Year’s Eve. But because his wife was not okay with the idea of getting married later, she changed her mind. Jada Pinkett Smith was pregnant with Smith’s first child, Jaden, at the time. The Red Table Talk co-host revealed to People in 2019 that she never wanted to be married, as she is so old school, but her husband wanted a family, so she agreed to it and they made their whirlwind romance official.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

In October 2000, Will Smith and Pinkett Smith welcomed their only daughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith. Though the couple successfully kept their relationship intact over the years by making their red carpet appearances, going to events, having date nights, and attending award shows, all was going well for the pair until, in 2011, rumor began to circulate that their marriage is in trouble since many reports suggested at the time that Pinkett Smith was cheating on her husband with Marc Anthony. Later, when their marriage came under public scrutiny, they decided to release a statement. They mentioned they didn’t want to respond to such misleading news and that the rumors circulating about their relationship are false and they are happily married.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith no longer considered themselves a married couple

Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk

In 2013, the couple again faces backlash due to Pinkett Smith’s comments about their relationship. She once said in an interview that her husband can do whatever he wants, which had everyone thinking that the couple were sharing an open marriage. In response, Pinkett took to Facebook and shut down the rumors by writing,

” Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I both can do whatever we want because we trust each other to do so. This does not mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a grown one.”


Rama works as a content writer at Animated Times and enjoys all things pop culture. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has worked in various aspects of the content space for the past five years, including entertainment news writing, advertising, script-writing, blogging, and more. When she's not watching movies or bingeing TV shows, you can find her quietly obsessing over new music or exploring city cafes.

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