Jada Pinkett Smith And Will Smith's Separation Was Kept Secret Until Now
Jada said her & Will Smith were done before the 👋 with Chris Rock 👀— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) October 11, 2023
In an exclusive clip from her upcoming @NBCNews primetime special with @HodaKotb, Jada Pinkett Smith reveals her current relationship status with Will Smith, ahead of the release of Pinkett Smith’s memoir “Worthy.” pic.twitter.com/hMoAwi3ETz— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 11, 2023
This candid revelation comes after a series of notable incidents involving the once-powerhouse Hollywood couple.
One such incident occurred at the 2022 Oscars when Chris Rock made a wisecrack about Jada Pinkett's then-shaved head due to alopecia. Her visible reaction made it evident that she was hurt by the comment. In a bold move, Will Smith took to the stage and slapped Rock after uttering, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!” While the exact words were inaudible, it was clear from lip-reading what he was expressing.
In the uncensored version, Rock explained it was “just a G.I. Jane joke,” but Smith reiterated, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!!” Rock concurred, “I’m going to,” and followed up with, “That was the greatest night in television.”
Looking back to 2020, both Smiths participated in a Red Table Talk episode, delving into Jada Pinkett’s relationship with August Alsina. This conversation further unveiled the complexities within their marriage.