One of the more rock-solid couples prominent in Hollywood is Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett, whose 14-year-long relationship has lapped the far shorter marriages of many of their contemporaries.
Indeed, both Smith and Pinkett-Smith have gone on record saying divorce will never be on the table in their house. Back in 2008, Smith told Ellen DeGeneres that the pair were dedicated to making their marriage work:
“What I found is divorce just can’t be an option,” Will Smith told Ellen DeGeneres during a May 2008 appearance on “The Elen DeGeneres Show.” “It’s really that simple. And I think that’s the problem with L.A. — there are so many options. So a huge part of the success for [Jada] and I is that we just removed the other options.”
Years earlier, Smith said to a different interviewer that he and his wife had spent “a lot of time studying relationships and why things work and why things don’t work,” and added that married people have “gotta love every aspect, you’ve gotta love it from every angle.”
However, buzz is circulating that the couple is now calling it quits. On the Red Carpet says that Smith and Pinkett-Smith were last photographed together on a family vacation in late July, and that Will was snapped out in Miami partying recently… without his wedding ring.
Sources close to the couple are denying that the pair have split, but rep for Pinkett-Smith Karynne Tencer, interestingly, said that the actress had “nothing to say right now” about the rumors- while pointedly denying her client had been involved with Marc Anthony. Smith and Pinkett-Smith have two children, Willow and Jaden, and Smith has a son from a previous relationship.