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Jada Pinkett Smith Claims Marriage to Will Smith Will Last 'Forever' Despite Bombshell Revelations

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By Favour Adegoke on November 29, 2023 at 9:15 AM EST

Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith says she and Will Smith have no plans to end their marriage despite claiming they have been separated since 2016. 

The couple have both said that there's nothing that can "break" their promise to be "together forever." Jada and Will's marriage has repeatedly come under public scrutiny and is rumored to be an open relationship.

For his part, Will has also emphasized that he and Jada are a permanent thing and called their marriage "brutiful." 

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Jada Pinkett Smith Says She And Will Smith Are Endgame

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Apple Original Films' 'Emancipation'

Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up further about her marriage to Will Smith. The actress recently appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show," where she revealed that they plan to be "together forever." The news is surprising because Jada recently revealed that she and Will have been separated since 2016.

During the interview, Jada said that she and Will had tried not to be together, apparently referencing her "entanglement" with singer August Alsina, which he made public in 2020. Jada had previously told Hoda Kotb in an interview that she and Will "made a promise that there will never be a reason" to end their marriage. She said, "We will work through whatever. And I just haven't been able to break that promise."

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For his part, Will also echoed Jada's statements during an interview with TIDAL's Rap Radar podcast. He said, "There's no deal breakers. There's nothing she could do—ever—nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death, and it feels so good to get to that space."

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The Couple's Separation Helped Their Marriage

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022

During her chat with Kotb to promote her "Worthy" memoir, Jada also spoke about the benefits that her separation from Will brought to the marriage. She said, "As far as Will, my relationship with him, you know, we went through that long period of separation … in order for us to journey separately and do some journeying together."

Jada explained that the separation has brought them to a "really, really beautiful place together" and made them both really happy. She added, "Yeah, that's where I am. In this chapter of my life, I am finally happy."

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Jada and Will's marriage has come under public scrutiny many times over the years. However, this year is the first time they've both addressed the rumors and the nature of their marriage. They've been rumored to be in an open relationship and allegedly cheated on each other multiple times.

Jada and Will got married in 1997 and have two kids, 25-year-old Jaden and 23-year-old Willow. Will also has a son, Trey, from his previous marriage with ex-wife Sheree Zampino.

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses The Infamous Oscars Slap

94th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

In her chat with Barrymore, Jada addressed Will's infamous Oscars 2022 slap on comedian Chris Rock. The "Girls Trip" star previously revealed that she thought the slap incident was actually a skit. She told Barrymore that they were all moving on from the incident.

Jada said, "I love Will as who he is. I've learned to love and embrace Chris [Rock] … as who he is, and myself as well. That's what it's about. We're all just here trying to figure it out."

The infamous slap occurred when Rock made a joke about Jada's bald head, which she maintained because of alopecia. The incident led to Will being expelled from the Academy and severe criticism on social media. He's since apologized to Rock, his fans, the Oscars audience, and the Academy.

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Will Smith Says Marriage To Jada Pinkett Smith Is 'Brutiful' 

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Attend the 28th SAG Awards in Santa Monica, California

During an appearance at Jada's recent book event in Baltimore, Will also spoke about their current marriage dynamic. He attended the event with their kids, Jaden and Willow, and his son Trey. He said at the event that his 30-plus marriage to Jada had been "very long and tumultuous."

The "Pursuit of Happyness" star told the Baltimore Banner that he and Jada call their marriage "brutiful." He said, "It was brutal and beautiful at the same time." Despite the controversies in their marriage, Will stated that he's extremely happy with Jada and life.

He said, "I have achieved every single thing I have ever wanted in my entire life. There is not one thing left that I desire in this world—all of the awards, all of the money, the family—everything I've ever dreamed."

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