Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are one of Hollywood’s most notable power couples. They’ve been married for 22- years and have two children together, Jaden and Willow. Despite their long marriage, strange rumors have circulated the couple over the years. From whispers of an open marriage to cheating allegations, these two are shrouded in mystery.
Thanks to Pinkett Smith’s series, Red Table Talk, we have been given intimate access to their personal lives. The Smiths have opened up about past addictions and marriage struggles. They are far from an ordinary couple, but have proven time and time again that they have issues, just like the rest of us. From admitting betrayals of the heart to redefining their marriage, the duo holds nothing back. Please enjoy this list of 20 Weird Things Fans Ignore About Will Smith And Jada’s Marriage.
20 Will Turned Jada Down For His Show
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith met when she auditioned to play the role of his girlfriend on his show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The producers ultimately passed on her because she was too short for the part. She captured Smith’s attention and they began dating soon after the audition.
19 Child Protective Services Investigated The Family
The Smith family was investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services when a questionable photo surfaced of a 13-year-old Willow Smith. The photo was of Smith laying on a bed with an older man, Moises Arias, 20. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were cleared of wrongdoing after the investigation.
18 Will Was Married To Someone Else When He Met Jada
There was just one small detail that was a bit fishy when Will and Jada began their relationship in 1995. Will was already married to Sheree Zampino and they had a son together– Trey Smith. Although, the couple claims that the marriage was already over but they had yet to divorce.
17 Divorce Is Not An Option
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith both agree that divorce would never really be an option for them. The actress opened up on the series Red Table Talk about the fact that neither of them would be willing to break up their family. “I don’t see the necessity for subtraction,” she shared.
16 Rumors Of An Open Marriage
Rumors of an open marriage have followed Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for years. Despite denying the allegations, Pinkett Smith has made vague remarks about their understanding. She told The Huffington Post: “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.'”
15 Jada Had A Breakdown
Jada Pickett Smith revealed that she went through a mental breakdown during her early days of fame. The actress opened up on her series, Red Table Talk, about her struggle with dark thoughts, saying, “It’s like when you just don’t have control over emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control.”
14 No Discipline For The Children
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been very vocal about the fact that they don’t use punishment as a form of discipline for their kids. Smith spoke to E! News about their parenting philosophy saying, “We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives.”
13 Rumors Of Infidelity
Rumors swirled around Will Smith and Margot Robbie in 2013. The actors co-starred in the film, Focus. Photos surfaced of the two of them getting flirty in a photo-booth, but a source told E! News that it was a promotional shoot for the film and there was no truth to the rumors.
12 An Intervention For Jaden
All of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s kids have had their fair share of troubles. The family opened up on Red Table Talk about Jaden Smith’s shocking weight loss when he became a vegan. It became so worrisome that Pinkett Smith and Will Smith staged an intervention because their son was “wasting away.”
11 Willow Struggled With Fame
Willow Smith admitted that the pressure to be successful during the release of her single, “Whip My Hair,” pushed her to self-harm herself. She opened up on Pinkett Smith’s series, Red Table Talk, revealing that she “totally lost my sanity for a moment” and went to dark places to deal with fame.
10 Jada Has A Sordid Past
Jada Pinkett Smith is often an open book on her series, Red Talk Table. The actress revealed on the show that she had a very painful childhood. Her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, gave birth to her at a very young age and struggled with substance addiction throughout Pinkett Smith’s entire young life.
9 Will Takes Pictures Of Her Sleeping
The next item on this list is sweet, in a creepy sort of way. Jada Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to share a spicy pic that Will Smith had taken of her bare back while she was sleeping. The actress revealed that Smith had a whole stash of photos he had snapped when she was asleep.
8 They Like To Get Freaky
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith aren’t shy when it comes to their love life. Pinkett-Smith told Shape Magazine that they even got busy in a limo on the way to the Academy Awards. “Let’s just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on,” she said.
7 They Both Struggle With Addictions
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are also very open about their past and present addictions. The couple admitted each of their weaknesses in the series Red Table Talk. Pinkett Smith revealed that she struggled with an addiction to X-rated movies and Smith shared that he struggles with an addiction to food.
6 They're Attracted To Other People
Will Smith admitted to The Daily Mail that he and his wife have no problem with either of them being attracted to other people. "Our perspective is, you don't avoid what's natural," Smith said. "You're going to be attracted to people.” He also admitted that his Hitch co-star, Eva Mendes was "freakin' gorgeous."
5 Family Linked To Scientology
There has been much speculation that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been linked to Scientology. The couple denies any involvement with the religion, but they were close friends with Tom Cruise, who is an outspoken Scientologist. Smith did admit to Men’s Vogue that he had studied Scientology with Cruise.
4 Jada Didn't Want To Tie-The-Knot
During an episode of her series, Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith admitted that she didn’t want to marry Will. It was her mother who pressured her to go through with the wedding and she revealed that she was so upset that she “went crying down the freakin’ aisle” to get married.
3 Jada Was Pregnant At The Wedding
It turns out that the main reason that Pinkett Smith’s mom, Adrienne Banfield Jones, pressured her to get married was that she was pregnant with Smith’s second son, Jaden. The family revealed on Red Table Talk that the wedding was a mess. Banfield Jones added, “Jada was sick, she was very unpleasant."
2 Betrayals Of The Heart
Pinkett Smith revealed during an episode of her series, Red Table Talk, that she’s often asked if there was infidelity in her relationship with Smith. She replied that there had been other “betrayals of the heart” that were far bigger than she could even think in regards to an “infidelity situation.”
1 They Redefined Their Marriage
Both Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have discussed that they had to redefine what marriage meant to them after they hit a rough patch. Smith opened up on Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast that they refer to themselves as “life partners” and that they create space to “literally be with someone” for the rest of their lives.
Sources: Eonline.com, Huffingtonpost.com, Dailymail.co.uk