“She was coming out of a divorce”: Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Love Story Started in the Most Unusual Way After Crisis in Their Personal Lives 

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's relationship had an unusual beginning but they found their way to each other.

"She was coming out of a divorce": Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's Love Story Started in the Most Unusual Way After Crisis in Their Personal Lives 


  • Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith met when the latter was married to Sheree Zampino.
  • The attraction they felt for each other inevitably led to their union later in time.
  • Pinkett recently revealed the couple has been separated for a few years now.
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During his time in the dating world, Will Smith remained receptive to guidance on how to leave a lasting impression on his potential partners. One particular piece of rather unconventional advice, involving a form of assertiveness, proved to be surprisingly effective, much to the actor’s surprise.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Smith believed he had discovered the long-sought-after life partner in Jada Pinkett. He held an affection for the Gotham star from the moment he first encountered her in the television series A Different World.

Also read: “Aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?”: Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Chris Rock Apologized to Her After an Embarrassing Mistake


Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith’s Love Story Is Unique

Despite his initial attraction to Jada Pinkett, Smith refrained from pursuing a romantic relationship because he was married to Sheree Zampino. Following their divorce, Smith and Pinkett Smith allowed themselves to delve into their feelings for each other.

Although their early dates didn’t unfold as expected, Smith found solace in the belief that the imperfections in their outings were more meaningful than if everything had gone perfectly.

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

Will Smith explained that their relationship had a unique dynamic, where everything seemed to go awry. It wasn’t the kind of “perfect” that meant everything was smooth and easy, but rather a situation where every mishap seemed to align perfectly. 


Smith said (via YouTube):

“We learned early on who we were and who we wanted to be and decided on a path to get there. Normally at the beginning of relationship it’s all flowers and butterflies but we didn’t have that. I was coming out of a divorce and she was coming out of a bad relationship and there was just no time for bull***. It was just blatant, hard, cold honesty and that’s the basis of our relationship: harsh honesty.”

According to Smith, at the start of their relationship, every misstep seemed to occur quickly and precisely as if by design.

Also read: Jada Pinkett Smith’s First Words to Will Smith After He Ruined the Biggest Night of His Career by Slapping Chris Rock Over a Joke


Jada Pinkett Smith’s Priorities Changed After Meeting Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith’s life journey has been more captivating than many Hollywood films. She demonstrated remarkable resilience, overcoming a challenging upbringing in Baltimore to eventually find her way into the entertainment industry.

Her initial acting talent was showcased in an episode of the sitcom True Colors, and shortly thereafter, she secured her first significant break on the big screen with Menace II Society.

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

In the early 1990s, she encountered a young actor, Will Smith, while working on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The budding prince of the entertainment world was married to Sheree Zampino during that period.


Pinkett Smith said (via PEOPLE):

“Will called me up one day and said,’ Hit me when you get to L.A.’ and then … click. And I was like, ‘Whoa. Okay.’ And so when I got to L.A., I called him. I haven’t been able to get rid of him since.”

Although captivated by Smith’s charisma, Pinkett Smith was concurrently working on her mental well-being, undergoing treatment for depression. Recently, the actress revealed that the couple have been separated since 2016.

Also read: “I was in so much pain”: Jada Pinkett Smith Confesses She Tried to Kill Herself, Says One Thing Saved Her Life


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