What Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Middle Names?

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been one of Hollywood’s most famous couples since the 1990s. Since their 1997 wedding, they remained by each other’s side while thriving in their respective careers. Additionally, the pair’s children, Jaden Smith, and Willow Smith, are carving out their lanes in the entertainment industry.

While Smith and Pinkett Smith possess large fanbases, even some of their strongest supporters might not know the couple’s middle names. 

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith posing at a movie premiere in 2015.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

What happened with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith?

Smith and Pinkett Smith met for the first time during his time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Pinkett Smith originally auditioned for a part on the show as Smith’s girlfriend, Lisa. The role ultimately went to Nia Long instead of Pinkett Smith, but that didn’t stop the couple from crossing paths. Finally, after Smith divorced his first wife, Sheree Zampino, the pair started dating in 1995.

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On New Year’s Eve 1997, Smith and Pinkett Smith married. At the time, she was pregnant with their first child together, Jaden. Smith already had his son, Trey Smith, from his marriage to Zampino. Two years after Jaden’s birth, the Smiths welcomed Willow on Halloween 2000.

Since their marriage, many rumors have swirled about Smith and Pinkett Smith. Several reports claimed that the couple is in an open relationship. Additionally, they’ve both received cheating allegations throughout the years. However, as of 2021, the pair remain married. In 2018, though, Pinkett Smith explained to People that she and Smith consider themselves “life partners” instead of “husband and wife.” 

The middle names of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

During the same People interview, Pinkett Smith further explained why she and Smith avoid the term “husband and wife.” Instead, the Matrix star said the couple had to “redefine” their marriage to prevent putting unrealistic expectations on each other. 

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“We talk about redefining our relationship, going from calling ourselves married to becoming life partners,” Pinkett Smith said. “We have all these expectations. ‘Oh, this is what a husband is. This is what a wife is.’ I started dissolving all the ideas and expectations and labels.”

Smith and Pinkett Smith also seldom mention their middle names publicly. Pinkett Smith’s full name is Jada Koren Pinkett Smith. As for Smith, the Bad Boys star’s full name is Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. His father, Willard Smith, Sr. died on Nov. 7, 2016.

Will and Jada’s net worth

When Smith and Pinkett Smith tied the knot, both actors were at the top of their careers. On the year they got married, the couple each had blockbuster movies out Men In Black and Scream 2, respectively. The pair has continued to find success in films and through other projects. In 2018, Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow launched Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch. The couple also works together on several projects, like their organization, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which helps inner-city youth and family support. According to Celebrity Net Worth, their combined net worth is $400 million.

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