Willard Carroll Smith II is an American actor and rapper who goes by the stage name The Fresh Prince. Smith has won many awards, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and four Grammy Awards. He is known for playing a wide range of roles. As of 2023, his movies have made more than $9.3 billion around the world. This makes him one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.
Last year Smith was criticized by the public after he slapped and yelled at Oscar presenter Chris Rock during the 2022 ceremony. Rock had made an unplanned joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, to which Smith took offense to.
Recently, the comedian talked about the incident in the last 10 minutes of his first comedy special since then. Will and Jada’s relationship has once again been a topic of conversation. Their connection is the focus of this article.
How Did Will Meet His Wife Jada?
Will, 54, and Jada, 51, met when she tried out for the part of his girlfriend on his popular sitcom from the 1990s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but didn’t get it. But in an episode of Jada’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, from October 2018, Will said that he knew right away they would get along when he saw her on A Different World. He said that he went to a taping to meet her, but that he fell in love with the woman who was with the man who was supposed to introduce him to Jada. She was his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
Will said that he and Jada kept running into each other years later, which he called “near-misses.” He also said that he and Jada had a deep connection at a party that Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin threw for them one night.
When Did Will And Jada Get Engaged?
In November 1997, they got engaged, right before they found out they were going to have their first child. “One day we got engaged, and the next day we found out we were pregnant,” Pinkett told People. Smith told in 1996 about his then-girlfriend, “You don’t know about all the walls you build up in your mind and heart until someone comes along and breaks them down. Jada is the first person besides my mother with whom I can talk so freely about what I think and how I feel.
Do Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Have An Open Marriage?
On December 31, 1997, the star of “Hitch” got married to Pinkett at the Cloister, a 65-year-old mansion in Pinkett Smith’s hometown of Baltimore. People have been talking about the couple for decades, and one of the longest-running rumors is whether or not they have an open marriage.
Pinkett Smith told HuffPost Live in 2013 that she has always told Will, “You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay with it.” “Because, in the end, Will is an individual. I’m here to help him, but he’s his own person.” She later clarified the much-talked-about comments by writing in a Facebook post at the time that she did “NOT mean we have an open relationship,” only that they have a “grown one.”
Know About Will’s Past Relationships And Kids
Smith was first married to Zampino, and then he was married to Pinkett. On an episode of Red Table Talk from June 2020, Smith said that his divorce from Zampino was “the ultimate failure for me.” He said, “I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything is worse than getting divorced from the mother of my 2-year-old son.” He called it “the worst thing in my adult life.”
Will and Jada have two kids together. Jaden Smith is 23 years old, and Willow Smith is 21. The Fresh Prince actor was also married to Zampino, with whom he has a 29-year-old son named Trey Smith.