Here’s Why Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Will Never Get a Divorce

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith always seem to be at the center of gossip when it comes to their marriage. From speculations about divorce to whether or not they have an open relationship, fans just aren’t quite sure what to label them. Smith and Pinkett Smith are setting one thing straight: They no longer classify themselves as “married.”

While appearing as a guest on Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast, Smith claimed, “We don’t even say we’re married anymore.” However, he explained why that means they’ll never get a divorce.

“We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life,” he said. “There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”

The two tied the knot in 1997, and clearly, they’re still going strong. Smith even addressed any divorce speculations in his single, “In The Clique,” which debuted in May 2018. He raps, “Stop the divorce rumors and mind your damn business.”

Pinkett Smith clearly has a similar sentiment. In June 2018, she explained on Sway in the Morning that divorce will never be an option. “We are family. That’s never going down,” she said. “We are family. Take out all that whole marriage, relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.”

“All that relationship [stuff] and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life — period,” she added.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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In the past, she’s explained that she has complete trust in Smith’s decisions. However, many took it to mean that they have an open marriage. She once told HuffPost Live, “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.’” She added, “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”

Once she caught wind that her statement came across as justification for an open marriage, she made sure to clarify what she meant. In a lengthy Facebook post, Pinkett Smith wrote, “Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not. I am addressing this issue because a very important subject has been born from discussions about my statement that may be worthy of addressing.”

She went on to describe “the relationship between trust and love and how they coexist” in their marriage. “Here is how I will change my statement,” she said. “Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”

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