Prominent American actress and talk show host, Jada Pinkett Smith, recently shed light on the state of her relationship with her husband, Will Smith. According to her, the couple has been leading separate lives since 2016, as they grew weary of trying to salvage their marriage.
The 52-year-old actress made this revelation during a segment from her upcoming NBC News primetime special with Hoda Kotb. She disclosed that the decision to distance themselves from each other was made privately, and they chose not to make their separation public at the time, although it amounted to an emotional separation rather than a formal divorce.
Jada Pinkett Smith clarified, “Since 2016, we have been living apart.” She acknowledged that their relationship had faced substantial challenges, which led to their decision to live separate lives. She noted that their upcoming divorce might seem unlikely because she had made a personal commitment to never divorce, stating, “Why it fractured, that’s a lot of things. I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted from trying. I think we were both stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be. I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce, We will work through whatever, and I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
This revelation from Jada Pinkett Smith provides insight into the challenges and complexities that even high-profile celebrity marriages can face. It also highlights the deeply personal and private decisions individuals make regarding their relationships.