Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have said that their wedding is not traditional.
This week, Pinkett Smith disclosed that she and Smith, who wed in 1997, have been leading “completely separate lives” since that time.
Here’s what they’ve had to say about marriage over the years.
A garden of love Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
In 2017, Will Smith posted a flashback photo of the couple’s wedding with the sentiment, “20 years ago today we went candidly down that aisle, holding hands. What I’ve discovered since then is as follows.
Smith wrote, “Love is like gardening… I’ve learned to focus on helping you be what you want to be (what you were born to be).” Instead.”
My Queen, happy anniversary! At the end of the post, Smith wrote said. I will always be committed to fostering your innermost truth.
That same year, Pinkett Smith appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and answered a viewer’s question about the “craziest” rumor she had heard about her family. According to Pinkett Smith, her husband and she were swingers.
“And I’m like, ‘Yo, I want to!’ she said with a smile.
When Cohen asked her how she keeps things “hot” with her husband, Pinkett Smith said, “I really think Will and I have amazing chemistry on so many different levels.”
She continued, “We just adore each other; we love to laugh together,” we love to learn together. “We just have a good time together. Yes, I believe that is the secret. Yes, we really like each other!”
Pinkett Smith appeared on Swayze Universe in 2018 and revealed that she and Smith are “family,” no matter what.
Whatever happens, I’ll keep it,” she said. Man, I don’t care about any of those relationships or what people say about wives, partners, or anything else. At the end of the day, he’s a man who can depend on me for the rest of his life, period.”
How Pinkett Smith handled her marriage’s “indiscretions” was a question that was later asked by a caller.
As much as we would like our partners to be faultless, never hurt us, get into a perfect relationship, and have everything sorted out, Pinkett Smith remarked that we don’t.
A bond that transcends marriage
On Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast that same year, Smith made news by admitting that he and Pinkett Smith no longer even refer to themselves as a married couple.
We refer to each other as life partners because, according to Smith, you eventually recognize that you will be with someone for the rest of your life. “There are no deal breakers. She is powerless to change anything. Anything […] would break our relationship. She has my support to the death and it feels great to get to that place.
Marriage doesn’t work
Smith discussed his upcoming memoir, in which he writes about the highs and lows of his relationship with his wife, with GQ in 2021.
The one down was in 2011, when he hosted a 40th birthday party for Pinkett Smith that included a documentary he made about her life in which her family was forced into slavery. It displeased the actress, who said to Smith, “That was the most disgusting display of ego I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Smith admitted in her book that our marriage was having problems. “We must stop pretending. We both felt terrible, so obviously something needed to change.
He confirmed to GQ that his marriage has become non-monogamous, explaining that “Jada never believed in a traditional marriage.”
She experienced childhood completely differently from how I did. There was considerable endless debate about what is relational perfection? What’s the perfect way to communicate as a couple?” he said. And although we didn’t view monogamy as the sole option for relational fulfillment for a significant portion of our relationship, it was what we felt was optimal. Smith expanded on what that means to him.
With the understanding that everyone must choose their own path, we have given each other our trust and independence. Marriage also cannot serve as a jail for us, he continued.I don’t advise anyone to follow our method. I don’t think anyone should go this road. But the feelings that we have given each other and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.
‘Bad marriage for life’
Will Smith appeared on her “Red Table Talk” in 2020 to discuss her romantic relationship with singer August Alsina.
The couple said their marriage was “stuck” during a “very difficult time”, but they have since made it a place of “unconditional love”.
When we initially got married, Will Smith told her, “I told you I could love you either way.
The couple shook hands as they jokingly recited their rendition of the “Bad Boys” movie motto: “We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life.”