Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith are headed for divorce after 13 years of marriage, according to a tabloid report from In Touch Weekly. Reps for the couple did not back up the story when it hit the Internet like a tidal wave and so we remained extremely wary about the alleged split.
Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been married for 13 years and have two children together, Jaden and Willow. Jada Pinkett-Smith is also stepmother to Trey, Will Smith’s son from a previous marriage to fashon design student Sheree Zampino.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith met in 1990 when she auditioned to play the part of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She was rejected for the role but lucked out by later landing Smith as a real life boyfriend instead. The two were married in a lavish wedding in 1997.
In Touch magazine claims they will reveal all the details about the Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith split in their upcoming issue. The tabloid claims they have the inside scoop from an anonymous ‘insider’.
The only commentÂ this morningÂ from reps for either starÂ was a confused ramble to TMZ.com by Pinkett-Smith rep Karynne Tencer when the tabloid site calledÂ her for confirmation. “What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this … Lord. I’m going back to bed,” she allegedly said.
An unidentified family member reportedly told RadarOnline.com that the rumor was a whole lot of BS. “This is absolutely not true,” the source allegedly said. â€œNo way are they splitting up. They are totally together and are not separating.”
This afternoon, Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith finally decided they could not take the rumor-mongering any more and issued a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight quashing any report they are splitting up.Â “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false,” the statement said. “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
With that, we’re placing this story in the realm ofÂ a seriouslyÂ nasty rumor with nothing of any substance to back it up.