Before Jada Pinkett Smith met her husband, Will Smith, she had her fair share of relationships. For instance, in the mid-80s, she met Tupac while he schooled at the Baltimore School of Arts.
Though she alleged they were platonic friends, Tupac’s love poems which resurfaced recently hinted otherwise. She admitted they once shared a kiss but it was awkward and was just a one-time thing. Aside from Tupac, Pinkett Smith was also linked with some actors including Wesley Snipes and Alfonso Ribeiro. However, Ribeiro shared a different version.
“We went to lunch with your family when we both guest-starred on ‘A Different World,’ the year before you became a regular.”
Prior to marrying Will, ’90s superstar model Tyson Beckford attempted to shoot his shot at the actress. Unfortunately for him, he was curved. In an exclusive interview with VladTV, the 50-year-old former Ralph Lauren model shared that he used to date Chilli from TLC. The two had an on-and-off relationship, but the R & B singer ultimately was in love with the Atlanta music producer, Dallas Austin. When Beckford tried to approach her, he got turned down.
Tyson Beckford Said Jada Pinkett Smith ‘Put Him In Check’
In an exclusive interview with VladTV, he revealed details of his failed attempt when he tried to score a date with Jada. He said that he met her for the first time when he modeled at the Javis center in New York.
“I came to her and tried to holler at her, but I did it too street, and she kinda put me in check,” he said. Despite the rejection, Beckford confessed that the experience served as a great lesson with regard to his approach to women.
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“It was a lesson learned,” he admitted. “She was just so graceful and beautiful. She didn’t shoot me down but she aligned me in the ways of being a gentleman and how I approach women now because of that.”
If anything, it portrayed Pinkett Smith as an alpha woman who doesn’t bend over when it comes to respect and boundaries. Despite being one of the eye-catching men in Hollywood, Tyson hasn’t had so much luck when it comes to ladies.
He had short-lived and fleeting romantic relationships with the likes of Paige Butcher, who recently welcomed her second child with Eddie Murphy, and Shanina Shaik, who went on to marry and divorce DJ Ruckus.
What Should We Know About Jada Pinkett Smith
Pinkett Smith, who was born on September 18, 1971, is an actress, songwriter, producer, talk show host, businesswoman, and singer. She has starred in movies like “A Different World,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Gotham,” “Girls’ Trip,” and many more. In 2018, Ms. Smith started a talk show called The Red Table.
This has gone on to win an award it has been nominated seven times for. Along with her husband Will, she runs a production company and has had production credits in films, documentaries, and television series. She also wrote a children’s book titled “Girls Hold Up This World,” which was published in 2004.
Pinkett Smith has been married to Will since 1997, and they have two children; son Jaden and daughter Willow. Through their marriage, she is also stepmother to Smith’s son from his first marriage, Trey Smith.
She launched her musical career in 2002, and became a songwriter and singer for the heavy metal band, “Wicked Wisdom.” In 1994, she created her fashion label, Maja. The clothing line featured women’s T-shirts and dresses emblazoned with the slogan “Sister Power.” This sold-out primarily through small catalogs.
Tyson Beckford’s Modeling Career
Despite his foray into the acting and producing world, Beckford is still known for being a model.
His career has singled him out to a point that he’s now known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He also managed to grow so far in the modeling world and was dubbed one of the most successful supermodels of all time.
He began his career in 1992 when he was recruited by “The Source,” a hip-hop magazine. He was later recruited by Ralph Lauren in 1993.
Two years later, he was named Man Of The Year by VH1. He was also featured on the People’s Magazine list of 50 Most Beautiful People In The World.
Jada And Will Smith’s Relationship
After tying the nuptial knot in 1997, the duo did their marriage unconventionally. There had been rumors of the pair practicing an open marriage, but it hasn’t been confirmed or denied by either of them.
Jada Pinkett and Smith separated a while back because they felt they needed to find happiness in themselves before they found it in each other. They later reconciled, and now refined their relationship.
They no longer refer to themselves as “husband and wife,” rather as “partners.”
“We talk about redefining our relationship, going from calling ourselves married to becoming life partners,” Pinkett Smith said on an episode of the Red Table Talk in 2018.
“We have all these expectations. ‘Oh, this is what a husband is. This is what a wife is.’ I started dissolving all the ideas and expectations and labels,” she concluded.