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Jada Pinkett Smith dropped a number of bombshells about her marriage to Will Smith whereas selling her upcoming memoir, Worthy. In her ebook, the Women Journey actress revealed that they separated in 2016, but remained legally married. Does this imply that they’re nonetheless collectively at this time? Learn on to search out out whether or not Jada and Will reconciled and are nonetheless married. 

Are Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Nonetheless Collectively Now? 

It seems that the couple are nonetheless collectively, as Jada revealed throughout a conference in New York Metropolis that she and May have performed some “deep work” on their marriage, based on Selection. 

“After the Oscars, that’s when we did some really deep work together,” the Set It Off actress famous, referring to Will’s “Oscars slap” towards Chris Rock in 2022. “I was like, ‘I’m riding with you. I didn’t come into this place as your wife, but I’m leaving here as your wife because we got a storm we’re going to have to deal with together. I am not gonna leave your side.’”

Nevertheless, the previous Crimson Desk Speak co-host beforehand sparked main controversy when she confessed that she and the Aladdin actor had been dwelling “separate lives” for a number of years throughout her NBC Information interview in October 2023. 

Why Did Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Separate? 

Throughout her NBC interview, Jada seemingly hinted on the purpose for her and Will’s separation. She famous that they turned “exhausted with trying” to work on their relationship, including, “I think we were both kind of still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.”

In response to his spouse’s claims, Will responded to The New York Instances in a remark, wherein he seemingly took accountability for his or her estrangement. “When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties,” the Recent Prince of Bel-Air star admitted. 

As for the timeline of their separation, Jada shed some gentle on the way it occurred throughout her October 16 look on Jay Shetty’s podcast, “On Purpose with Jay Shetty.” 

“Will decided he wanted to come with [me], and we were going to then tell the world, ‘Hey, we haven’t been together and this happened during that time,’” Jada confessed, referring to a 2020 episode of Crimson Desk Speak. “He wasn’t ready for the world to know that. I had to respect that. Well I didn’t have to, but I wanted to.”

Why Jada ‘Can’t Divorce’ Will Smith 

Jada was given the prospect to hearken to a letter from Will. The Emancipation actor penned the notice to his spouse in response to Worthy, and podcast host Jay learn it out loud for her throughout her interview with him. 

“I just turned the final page of Worthy. It is amazing to realize that despite having lived most of my life by your side, I still found myself shocked and stunned and caught off guard, laughing, then inspired, then heartbroken I was all over the place,” Will defined. “It’s one thing to hear anecdotes at a family barbecue, but it was truly overwhelming to take in your story, potently condensed in this way.”

May even identified he knew that it “wasn’t easy to excavate the depths in that way” and added, “I applaud and honor you. If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more. I’ll start now. Welcome to the Authors’ Club. I love you endlessly. Now, go get some Merlot and take a rest.” 

After tearing up at her husband’s notice, Jada joked, “He knows I can’t have no Merlot. That’s beautiful. That’s why I can’t divorce that joker.”