Jada Pinkett Smith, Who Did Not Want to Marry Will Smith, Comes Clean About Why They Never Had a Prenup

Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that she had such faith in her marriage that she didn't get a prenup.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Who Did Not Want to Marry Will Smith, Comes Clean About Why They Never Had a Prenup

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  • In her memoir, Worthy, Jada Pinkett Smith got into the details of their marriage and the decision not to pursue a prenuptial agreement.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith shared that they didn’t need a prenuptial agreement because they were confident they could figure things out.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith was not interested in getting married, whereas Will Smith always dreamed of a married life and a family with children.
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Jada Pinkett Smith shocked the world with her recent revelation that she and Will Smith had been living separately since 2016. In her memoir, Worthy, she also got into the details of their marriage and the decision not to pursue a prenuptial agreement. The couple refrained from making any financial decisions regarding their split, as they believed that divorce was unnecessary.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Smith emphasized the promise the couple made never to get divorced, something she mentioned in her revelation too. Interestingly, the Girls Trip actress was initially not interested in getting married, whereas Will Smith always dreamed of a married life and a family with children.

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Jada Pinkett Smith And Will Smith Chose Not To Do A Prenup

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith chose not to have a prenup agreement for their wedding

Despite her revelation causing a stir in the media, Jada Pinkett Smith did not shy away from promotional interviews for her book, Worthy. In a conversation with Parade, the Hawthorne actress was asked about their prenuptial agreement or lack thereof. She wrote about their decision not to have a prenup in her book, explaining that it created a special connection between the couple.

Jada Smith further shared with Parade that they didn’t need a prenuptial agreement because they were confident they could figure things out rather than resort to divorce. The Matrix Revolutions actress shared with Parade:

“I feel that was a very real moment for the two of us to look each other in the eyes, recognize that there would be tough times in this journey and to say to each other, ‘No matter what, we’re going to figure it out and that’s why we don’t need a prenup, because I’m making a promise that divorce won’t be necessary, that we will figure this out.’”

The Red Table Talk host also pointed out that they had this conversation not in the context of a beautiful wedding. Rather, they talked it through, while sitting on a log in Will Smith’s mother’s backyard. Jada Smith cited this promise as the reason the couple chose not to divorce, despite years of living apart.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Was Not Interested In A Married Life

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith got married in 1997

Will Smith appeared in an episode of Red Table Talk during season one and had a family conversation with his wife, daughter, and mother-in-law. Despite all the beautiful things she said about their wedding, it turns out the Bad Moms actress never wanted to get married in the first place. In the episode that resurfaced again amid the separation revelation, it was revealed that Jada Smith hated the idea of marriage.

However, Will Smith shared that he always wanted to start a family and have children. The marriage might not have happened if Jada Smith’s mom hadn’t pushed them to marry after the couple got pregnant with Jaden Smith. Furthermore, the Gotham actress hated her wedding as she was three months pregnant and very sick in a less-than-stellar ceremony.

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Jada Pinkett Smith has once again put herself in the spotlight with the release of her book. The last time she made headlines was in the aftermath of the controversial Oscar slap, a topic she covers in detail in her memoir. For deeper insights into her journey from depression to self-acceptance, fans can now purchase and read Jada Smith’s memoir, Worthy.

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