If a shocking report by In Touch magazine is true, Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are calling it quits after two kids and 13 years of marriage. The one-paragraph story by the tabloid cites an insider with knowledge of the possible break up.
The Smith’s met when Jada auditioned for Will’s old sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and tied the knot Dec. 31, 1997. They have two supremely talented kids, “Karate Kid” actor Jaden, 13, and “Whip My Hair” singer Willow, 10. Smith has another son, 18-year-old Willard, from a previous marriage.
In June, the couple attended the BET Awards in Los Angeles and just last month their home was featured in Architectural Digest.
The couple’s publicist has not issued a comment on the report. TMZ got hold of Pinkett-Smith’s manager, Karynne Tencer, who replied, “What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this … Lord. I’m going back to bed.”
If true, Smith-Pinkett-Smith divorce would come as a huge surprise, as both have expressed serious problems with the very concept.
“Divorce can’t be an option,” Will Smith told MTV in 2006. “With Jada, I stood up in front of God and said, ‘Til death do us part.’ So there are two possible outcomes. One, we are going to be together till death, or two, I am dead.”
Jada said much the same in a 2009 chat with Ebony.
“When Will asked me to get married, I said, ‘Understand this, there will be no divorce,” she said. “So, you might be in one bedroom and I might be in another, but we’re gonna be under the same roof and we’re gonna be married.'”