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JR Smith Denies Having Affair With Candice Patton, Says He's Separated From His Wife

By Ryan Naumann

JR Smith is firing back at accusations he had an affair with actress Candice Patton, claiming he’s been separated from his wife Jewel for months.

The NBA star posted to Instagram, “IG Ain’t A Place For Relationships!! But God Told Me To Tell Y’all I’ve Been Separated For Months. He Doesn’t Understand Why His Child Failed To Mention That… #ThatsAll.”

Candice and JR have reportedly been dating for some time. The relationship is a bit of a problem since JR is currently married to Jewel Smith, whom he shares three children. The two have been married since August 2016.

JR hasn’t been shy about showing Candice love on Instagram. He regularly likes her photos and follows her. “The Flash” actress has been inactive on social media in the days since the accusations came out..

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Following the reports, Jewel posted a lengthy video, filmed inside her car, where she spoke about the situation.

Jewel explains, Clearly there is a lot going on. You been sending it to me, DMing it to me … it’s a battle, hurdle to jump over … out there in the public.”

She asked god how to respond to it all. She said he told her to just pray and that she did. She started praying asking God to use her and life her husband up.


Jewel starts to get emotional while asking God, “shake him up, stir him up, give him the strength to carry on to get through to another day.” She asks God to fix whatever is broken in JR and build him “to be the man that he needs to be.”

Jewel even prayed for Candice asking God to mend her heart “for you to go out there and to seek a married man. I pray for JR and Candice.”

Lebron’s wife, Savannah James, commented, “Amen💕 I love you Sis!! 🙏🏾”

JR originally stayed silent on the matter but he posted on Instagram “No weapon formed against me …”

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