One day after a magazine claimed that their marriage was in trouble, Hollywood super couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith appeared together in public Wednesday, smiling widely for cameras and fans.
Their short walk outside a restaurant in Malibu, California followed a story published online Tuesday by In Touch Weekly magazine saying the pair, who have two superstar children, were separating.
That story was attributed to an unnamed “insider” and was soon followed by a public denial in a statement issued on behalf of the Smiths.
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact,” the couple said in the joint statement.
Rumors persisted Wednesday with Jada’s “Hawthorne co-star, singer Marc Anthony, who recently split up with singer Jennifer Lopez, being named in reports as a possible real-life lover.
Wednesday, Will Smith was asked by a reporter for TMZ.com to comment on the “ridiculous rumors” in the media, and Smith answered, “you just did.”