Big revelation from Jada Pinkett Smith: Six-year separation from Will Smith

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.11 - 2023 3:16 PM CET

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals six-year separation from Will Smith.

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Jada Pinkett Smith, in a recent interview with People Magazine, has disclosed that she and her husband, actor Will Smith, were separated for six years leading up to the infamous Oscars slap incident in 2022.

The revelation came as part of the promotion for her new book 'Worthy,' which delves into her upbringing, career, and marriage.

The couple, who got married on New Year's Eve in 1997 in Detroit and have two children together, attended the Oscars as a pair.

However, Jada admits that their marriage is still a work in progress.

"We're still figuring it out. We've done some really heavy work together. We've just found deep love for each other, and we have to figure out what that looks like for us," she said.

Jada Pinkett Smith also spoke about the Oscars slap for the first time. She witnessed the incident from the front row at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where comedian Chris Rock made a joke about her shaved head, looking forward to seeing her in 'G.I. Jane 2.' Jada, who suffers from a condition causing hair loss, saw her husband rush to the stage and slap Chris Rock on live television.

Initially, she thought it was a sketch and only realized it was real when Will returned to his seat.

The first thing Jada asked Will when he returned to his seat was, "Are you okay?" The incident threw the Oscars into chaos, but Jada reveals that it would take more to scare her away.

"I will stand by his side but also allow him to figure this out on his own," she said.

Will Smith has been no stranger to the spotlight, frequently sharing intimate details about his sex life and relationships, making their marital journey anything but dull.

The disclosure adds another layer to the public's understanding of the couple's complex relationship, especially in the context of the shocking Oscars incident.

Watch the uncensored moment from The Oscars below:

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