Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are Hollywood fixtures. The actors are considered by many to be relationship targets as one of the few celebrity couples still together.
They talk frankly about their marital issues on “Red Table Talk,” and are the first to admit that it takes work.
It has taken Will and Jada years to get to where they are now.
And they were in very different positions when they first met. When she and her future husband met, Jada even confessed to being near death.
In ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met.
In the 90s, when Jada and Will met, the latter starred in the ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ sequence. In the TV series, Jada auditioned for a part and met Will. She did not get the role, but she left Will with an impression.
The actor from Independence Day later saw Jada in A Different World. He went to meet Jada for the taping, but things didn’t go as expected.
Will fell in love with the actor who was supposed to introduce him to Jada, Sheree Zampino, and the two of them married and had a son together. The Hitch star started dating Jada only after Will and Zampino split up.
Jada Pinkett Smith once said she and Will Smith were more likely than Willow or Jaden to have disputes about Trey.
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During an interview with ‘Redbook’ magazine in 2011, Jada opened up about how Will changed her life. She explained that in her life she had endured some difficult times and that when Will came along, she was on a dark path. She was hoping for something more, with his support.
“I’ve been through a lot of pain, and that’s not the way I want to live my life. I went through a period where there were a lot of drugs and alcohol, and I was really on the verge of death,” she said. “And then Will picked me up and brushed me off and said, ‘There’s a diamond under here somewhere.'”
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I always knew there was something better out there for me,”I always knew there was something better out there for me, but the question was whether I wanted to take the journey there. When Will showed up, I had a reason.”but the question was whether I wanted to take the trip there. I had a reason when Will showed up.
For 23 years, the ‘Fresh Prince’ star and the’ Poor Moms’ actor have been together.
Not only did December 31 mark the end of 2020, but it was also a big milestone for Jada and Will. For the pair, New Year’s Eve marked 23 years of marriage.
They have encountered ups and downs during their more than two decades of marriage. They most recently made headlines for an alleged affair between Jada and August Alsina, a musician.
“Jada spoke about it with her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris on a September 2020 episode of Red Table Talk.
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