Will Smith admits addressing split with wife Jada was ‘best move for family’

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Will Smith has admitted addressing split with wife Jada was ‘best move for family’.

The Hollywood couple and their relationship is in the spotlight again after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock (opens in new tab) at the Oscar Awards ceremony for a joke about his wife Jada.

But it was two years prior, when the two - who share an unconventional marriage - lifted the lid on their relationship. With Will Smith and wife Jada admitting that opening up about their previous split was the best thing to do.

The pair reportedly felt that taking part in their frank discussions on their Red Table Talk in July 2020 was the ‘best move for their family’.

“They are a very vulnerable and open pair, and they felt this was the best move for their family,” A source told Us Weekly at the time.

“This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous – it’s a normal situation – break up, get back together.”

Are Will Smith and Jada still married?

The previous controversy surrounding the couple left many fans wondering if the pair were still married, which of course they are. However, they revealed that they did break up briefly in the past.

In July 2020, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett discussed their 23-year marriage in one of their famous Red Table Talks (opens in new tab), the couple admitted that they had briefly split up several years back.

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“I was done with you,” Will said to Jada as they had the open discussion.

“We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll try to figure out myself happy.”

“I really felt like we could be over,” he confessed, to which wife Jada added, “We were over.”

Addressing the claims that she had a relationship with music artist August Alsina, continued the Girls Trip star, “From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August.”

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This was just days before August alleged that the Men in Black actor had given him permission (opens in new tab) to have a relationship with Jada.

“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership,” claimed August during a YouTube interview with American radio host Angela Yee, “He gave me his blessing.”

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life,” he admitted when speaking about the alleged affair with Jada, “and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her.

“I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it – so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.