Rumours of the separation of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett who have been married for thirteen years comes as a shock.
But should it be?
The couple share or shared an open marriage (oxymoron – yes). Jada Pinkett confirmed this in an interview last year. Pinkett said, “We always have people that we’re attracted to that we talk about. That don’t stop just because you’re married. Somebody’s always gonna catch your eye. That’s real. Somebody’s gonna always be prettier than me, somebody’s always gonna be more in awe of him than me…is there somebody right for a nice night? Maybe.” This is the kind of comment one expects to hear from Neil Strauss, not someone who is happily married.
Throw into the mix the couple’s two famous children, Karate Kid star Jaden and Willow, who wants to be a singer like her mom. Jada is in the rock band called Wicked Wisdom (under the name Jada Koren). Unsurprisingly, Will Smith topped the Newsweek Celebrity Power List in 2007.
Love. Money. Money. Love. Money. Money. Money.
Are Will and Jada a lasting union who’ve stepped out of the box to love each other in a manner that defies traditional perceptions of marriage? Or are they mere commercial parties to the vast, successful Smith empire?
The rumour mill is in overdrive.
Time will tell.