Jada Pinkett Smith Admits She Was Dating Will Smith While He Was Still Technically Married

Date May 8, 2018

It has been over 20 years since Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith tied the knot, and despite the drama the couple has experienced over the years, they look pretty set for the long haul.


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In December, the Bad Boy actor, who is now a father of three, celebrated his anniversary and shared some tips he learned from marriage over the years.

Love is Like Gardening. I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be.


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On her part, Jada says that the secret to their relationship has always been trust. She shared her thoughts in an interview with show host Howard Stern on Sirius radio in 2015.

You gotta trust who you’re with. At the end of the day, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher … he’s a grown man.

It has not always been smooth ailing for the couple. They were once hounded by the press and rumors, especially about their sexual preference and suggested open relationship. But both Will and Jada constantly dispelled the rumors as false.

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And Will is pretty comfortable with the reality of married life as E! News' Sibley Scoles got to discover when she interviewed him at the premiere of Bright in 2017.

 It's certainly not what I pictured in my mind...what it's supposed to be. It's like, unconditional love is a whole lot harder and different than it looks in the movies.

Jada was dating Will before he got divorced

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During a recent interview with Access, Jada and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones revealed that Jada and Will started dating before he was officially divorced from ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.

"I think initially when Will first called you, I think he was still married or he was just separated, or something, and I said, he’s not available to you," Banfield-Jones said.

And Jada quickly quipped, "He was 'div, the 'orced' hadn’t happened yet."

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The timeline may be a bit hazy, but apparently, Jada moved in with Will, while the divorce proceedings were still on. And despite her mother’s concern, Jada went on dating Will.


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It may seem an unorthodox way to start a relationship, especially seeing as both Jada and Will received a lot of criticism. But 20 years later, everything is well, as Jada and Sheree Zampino get along pretty nicely.

Jada’s got a new show

The Facebook Watch series called Red Table Talk features Jada, her daughter Willow, and mom Adrienne. Will shared a teaser from the show on his Instagram to give fans an idea of what to expect.


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The first episode saw Jada speaking about her experience co-parenting Will’s first son, Trey Smith, with Will’s first wife, Sheree Zampino.

Clearly, the fans are eager to see what other collaborations the family is coming up with.

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