5 Times Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Faced Major Issues in Their Relationship

Five instances of significant challenges in Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's relationship.

5 Times Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Faced Major Issues in Their Relationship


  • 5 pivotal moments where Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confronted substantial tribulations in their relationship.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her involvement in another romantic relationship while still being married to Will Smith.
  • She revealed that she and Smith had been in a state of separation for a substantial period.
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Celebrated as luminaries in the world of entertainment, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have not only garnered immense admiration for their exceptional talents but also for their connection. Behind the facade of celebrity and luxury, their shared journey has been laced with difficulties and setbacks that have tested their endurance.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Within the intricate tapestry of the 52-year-old and Smith’s romantic journey, there have been pivotal moments where they confronted substantial tribulations. 


Five instances of significant challenges in Pinkett Smith and the 55-year-old relationship

1. Will Smith Encountered Rumors About His Wife’s Infidelity And Failing Marriage

In the summer of 2011, rumors swirled about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alleged romantic involvement with Marc Anthony. To quash the speculations, the couple found it necessary to make a public statement affirming the solidity of their marriage, dismissing any notions of a troubled relationship.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Couple, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Fast forward to 2013, the actress once again sparked intrigue with a cryptic post, describing her and Smith’s relationship as mature and trust-based.


She even suggested they were free to live as they pleased, alluding to a possible open marriage, though she neither confirmed nor denied this claim.

By 2015, whispers about the state of their union began to resurface. Will Smith took to social media to address these sensational rumors directly, unequivocally stating that divorce was not on their horizon.

According to People, in a joint statement, the couple vehemently denied the circulating rumors about their relationship. They stated,


“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false.”

As the world watches, the Smiths continue to serve as an emblem of navigating the intricacies of love and marriage in the public eye, keeping the public both perplexed and curious about their evolving relationship.

2. August Alsina Revealed A Concealed Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina
Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina

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In a remarkable turn of events, August Alsina previously chose to unveil a well-guarded secret, offering insight into a concealed chapter of his life.


The year 2017 witnessed a surge of speculation when Pinkett Smith was seen forging a close connection with the singer. Also, their public appearance at the BET Awards only intensified their curiosity.

Subsequently, Alsina revealed that he and Pinkett Smith had engaged in a romantic relationship during her marriage to Smith.

He went on to explain that he had even discussed this unique dynamic with the artist, as their marriage had transformed into a more affectionate life partnership.


According to Alsina, their connection was a profound one, and he claimed that Smith also sanctioned their relationship. This revelation adds a layer of complexity to their intricate story.

3. Jada Pinkett Smith Disclosed Another Relationship During Her Marriage To Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith

In a startling revelation, Pinkett Smith opened up about her involvement in another romantic relationship while still being married to Smith.

This disclosure emerged three years ago during a candid Red Table Talk episode where she discussed her connection with Alsina, with her husband, in attendance.


She confirmed her romantic link with Alsina but emphasized that this occurred during a temporary separation from Smith, which both mutually agreed upon to explore individual self-discovery.

She went on to explain that her relationship with Alsina had developed into a unique and undeniably romantic emotional connection. She clarified misconceptions about Smith granting permission for her relationship with Alsina, asserting her sole authority in such matters.

In a subsequent interview with People, Jada candidly discussed her marriage and her new book, revealing that she and Smith had been in a state of separation for a substantial period. She explained,


“We’re still figuring it out. We’ve been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just got a deep love for each other and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us.”

4. Will Smith Was Jealous Of Tupac Shakur And Jada Pinkett Smith’s Relationship

Will Smith
Aladdin star, Will Smith

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The labyrinth of human emotions, often veiled behind the facade of public personas, unveiled itself in the life journey of the renowned figure, Smith.

In a candid conversation with The Breakfast Club during the promotion of his film, Bad Boys for Life, alongside co-star Martin Lawrence, Smith admitted to a haunting sentiment: jealousy.


The subject of his envy was the profound connection shared between his wife and the legendary Tupac Shakur. Reflecting on that era, Smith disclosed,

“Oh, f**k yeah. That was a big regret for me too because I could never open up to interact with Pac.”

“She just loved him. He was the image of perfection but she was with the Fresh Prince. Even though we were in the room a couple of times, I couldn’t speak to him. And he wasn’t going to speak to me if I wasn’t going to speak to him.”

Further, the I Am Legend star added,

“That was a huge regret of mine. I couldn’t handle it, you know? I was the soft rapper from Philly and he was Pac. I was deeply insecure and wasn’t man enough to handle that relationship.”

He clarified the intricacies of those emotions, expressing his inability to communicate with Shakur due to a sense of inadequacy and insecurity.


5. Will Smith’s Oscar Slap Shocked Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith

For Pinkett Smith, witnessing the unexpected slap delivered by Smith to Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards was a twofold shock. As the incident unfolded on stage, the entire audience, including Pinkett Smith, found themselves in a state of disbelief.

Rock had made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s appearance, specifically regarding her shaved head, a result of her alopecia condition. This prompted Smith to take to the stage, slap him, and then return to his seat in a dramatic turn of events.

Nearly two years later, Pinkett Smith shared her perspective on the matter in her memoir, Worthy. In a preview of her interview on the Today Show, she reflects on her reaction when Smith shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth” to Chris Rock.


As she disclosed,

“First of all, I’m shocked because, mind you, I’m not there — we haven’t called each other husband and wife in a long time. I’m like, ‘What is going on right now.”

The incident stirred discussions regarding the intersection of personal emotions and professional decorum in the entertainment industry.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.