Relationship Between Will Smith and Duane Martin: Will Smith’s $1.4 Million Loan to Duane Saved Him From a Nightmare Legal Trouble

Will Smith and Duane Martin have been close friends for a long time

Relationship Between Will Smith and Duane Martin: Will Smith's $1.4 Million Loan to Duane Saved Him From a Nightmare Legal Trouble


  • Will Smith has been accused by his former assistant, Brother Bilaal, of being in a sexual relationship with Duane Martin.
  • Bilaal claimed to have witnessed the two actors engaging in anal sex.
  • However, there is no evidence to support these claims, and both actors have faced similar rumors in the past.
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Will Smith has been subjected to headlines once again after his former assistant accused him of being in a s*xual relationship with Duane Martin. Brother Bilaal, who claims himself to be the best friend of Will Smith admitted that he saw the two actors having an*al s*x. Although there is no evidence for his claims, both actors have faced the rumors for a long time.

Will Smith in I Am Legend
Will Smith in I Am Legend

Both Will Smith and Duane Martin have been very close friends for a long time. They reportedly share an amazing bond as Smith even saved the Scream 2 actor from legal trouble once. If it was not for the King Richard actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor was almost about to enter a massive legal battle for his mansion.

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How did Will Smith save Duane Martin from a legal battle?

Duane Martin in Scream 2
Duane Martin in Scream 2

Will Smith and Duane Martin have been associated for a very long time. They met long ago in 1993 on the sets of the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which made Smith a household name. Duane Martin starred in the episode titled It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost It…

Since then they turned into very close friends and maintained a year-long bond with each other. However, it has also led them to face repeated allegations of being in a secret relationship. The allegations faded with time as Will Smith got married to Jada Pinkett Smith and Martin to Tisha Campbell.

According to The Blast, the Independence Day actor and his wife played a crucial role in saving Duane Martin’s mansion by loaning him $1.4 million. The controversy started after Martin’s bankruptcy trustee accused him of concealing the ownership of his mansion under a company called Roxe LLC.


In the end, an agreement was reached and Duane Martin was successful in repossessing his mansion under his company name. When Will Smith came back as the Executive Producer in the reimagined version of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin acted as Steven Lewis. But the friendship has been subjected to headlines once again after Brother Bilaal’s controversial statements.

Also Read: “Young men have left their house screaming to get away”: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s “Weird” Behavior Left Their Children Traumatized

Will Smith’s friendship with Duane Martin has always been controversial

Will Smith as Bagger Vance in The Legend of Bagger Vance
Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance

The rumors involving Will Smith and Duane Martin faded away when they both got married. But the rumors re-emerged once again when Martin divorced Trisha Campbell. On the other hand, Smith’s marital life with Jada Pinkett Smith has also been subjected to controversies repeatedly.


During an appearance on The Today Show, Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the rumors surrounding them. Pinkett Smith replied to host Hoda Kotb (via EW):

Hoda Kotb- You and Will probably have more rumors about you and talk about you than others. They’re in an open marriage, they’re swingers, he’s gay, she’s gay. I mean a million things were out there. What, if anything, is true and did hearing all that stuff bother you?

Jada Pinkett Smith- No. You know, that’s part of it. I would say that none of that’s true. I definitely can understand why there’d be misunderstandings, but none of it’s true.

However, she also claimed that both of them have separated since 2016. But recently the internet went on fire when Brother Bilaal claimed that he had seen Will Smith and Duane Martin in a compromising position. We are yet to receive any response from Smith or Martin. But the internet is quite displeased with Bilaal for leaking such information despite being Smith’s best friend.

Also Read: “It was murder in there”: Will Smith’s Ex-Assistant Caught Him in a Sexually Compromising Position With Scream Actor Duane Martin

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.