Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith: done? Yes, according to InTouch Weekly. The celebrity tabloid cites a source close to the couple that the couple has separated after 15 years of marriage.
Don’t always believe what you read. Another source told US Weekly that the rumors aren’t true at all, a statement that the rapper’s first son, Trey, confirmed.
“Will and Jada getting a DIVORCE ..NOT TRUE AT ALL !! RETWEET,” the younger Smith tweeted.
The couple’s rep had the funniest response of all to the news. “What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this … Lord. I’m going back to bed,” Karynne Tencer told TMZ.
True or not, this isn’t the first time break-up rumors have dogged the superstar couple.
Rumors of the couple’s purported sham marriage started soon after the couple wed in 1997. Various people have claimed over the years that the “Hitch” actor is gay and Pinkett is a lesbian. However, the couple has vehemently denied it over the years.
“I’ve heard all the things — their marriage is not real, he’s gay, she’s gay, they swing,” the “Hawthorne” actress said in 2009. “But at the end of the day, people have to believe what they have to believe. I’ll tell you what, it’s too hard to be in a pretend marriage. Life’s too short for that one.”
We have to agree: homosexuality isn’t a death sentence in Hollywood; and why would they have two children together – Willow Smith and Jaden Smith – if it was just a sham?
Open Marriage Rumors
When the gay rumors didn’t work, other “sources” claimed that the couple has an open marriage – basically that they are allowed to have sex with other people without repercussions in the marriage.
Pinkett addressed the rumors in an interview last year.
“We always have people that were attracted to that we talk about,” the actress said.
It’s a legitimate statement – you don’t stop having eyes because you’re married. However, whether you act on it or not are two separate things.
“Is there somebody right for a nice night? Maybe. But somebody that can sustain our life and sustain what we’ve built together, absolutely not!” Pinkett said.
Makes sense to us, Jada!
They Study Other Celebrity Divorces
The couple have talked about their aversion to divorce in the past. Smith even said they go as far to study other celebrity break-ups to figure out what went wrong and how they can avoid it.
“With Bruce and Demi, we spent hours talking to them. And Tom and Nicole – hours, just trying to understand what happened,” the rapper said.
Doesn’t sound like divorce is in the cards for the couple, but we’ll see how this plays out.
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