The author of “Worthy” sat down for a lengthy conversation with Hoda Kotb of “Today” to discuss her candid book and the state of her marriage.
The narrative of Jada Pinkett Smith is ready to be told. The 52-year-old actress had a private conversation about her new memoir, Worthy, which will be published on October 17, with Today’s Hoda Kotb. Jada laid down the numerous shocking facts from her book during the NBC News prime-time special, including her marriage to superstar Will Smith and her husband’s notorious slap at the 2022 Academy Awards.
The revelation that appears to be the most stunning of all was made public on Wednesday in a preview of the interview: Jada revealed that she and Will have been apart for seven years. Jada informed Hoda, “Yes, it wasn’t a divorce on paper, but it was a divorce. Even though they never legally got divorced, the Girls Trip star revealed that she and Will, 55, had been living “completely separate lives” since 2016.
They had first encountered each other in the 1990s while working on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Even though the relationship didn’t immediately become sexual, Jada knew it would be significant whenever it did. “I knew on the first date,” she affirmed. He was a different type of man than the ones I usually dated. I appreciated that he was really educated because it kept me on my toes. Such a dreamer, he was. Over the years, there have been many rumours about the marriage, but Jada insisted that none of them are true: “I can definitely understand why there would be misunderstandings.
As Jada stated in the interview, the separation started seven years ago, making it a long-standing agreement that they have successfully kept secret from the public. Jada was questioned why they decided to stick with this unusual arrangement by Hoda, who was obviously shocked by the news. Jada replied, “I think just not being ready yet. We’re still figuring out how to work together as a team and how to communicate that to others, you know? And we hadn’t made the connection yet. In response to Hoda’s questions about the cause of the breakup, Jada said, “I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just worn out with trying. I believe we both were.
When you’re going through such adversity, that’s when you truly get to understand how much love you have around you, Jada said. “Through everything that I have been through, Hoda, what I have been able to discover about myself, about love,” Jada added. “All the riff-raff gets stripped away when you’re going through the turmoil, and you truly get to see who you are and that army of love around you. I’m really appreciative. I’m really appreciative.
The children of the famous couple are yet to make any comments about their mother’s truly shocking bombshell.
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