They say a wrong life partner can turn your life upside down. Well, that’s true in the case of Will Smith’s marital life with Jada Pinkett which spans more than two decades. After the Oscar scandal, he is supposedly set to embark on a fierce divorce battle with Jada. Read on to know all about it.
From Losing Movie Deals to Losing a Fortune
The Oscar-winning actor Will Smith initially sparked controversy at the 2022 Academy Awards when he slapped comedian Chris Rock for his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The altercation between the two actors started when Rock took to the Oscar stage to present the best documentary award and cracked a joke about Jada’s bald head.
In retaliation, Smith then ran on stage and slapped Rock. He yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth!”. This resulted in a ten-year ban from the Academy. Will may have issued a formal apology for his “inexcusable behaviour” regarding the incident but it appears like he’s not out of trouble.
After a few moments of slapping Chris Rock, Will Smith won the Oscar for best actor category for his role in “King Richard” movie. While receiving the award, Smith gave a tearful speech while apologizing to the Academy and his fellow nominees for his reaction. However, he did not apologise to Chris Rock.
Later he released an official apology to Chris, stating, “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
Recently, he underwent therapy in India for the alleged Oscar scandal. The 53-year-old actor also lost movie deals following the incident. For example, projects like This Joka, The Roku, Fast and Loose, as well as Bad Boys 4 have been pushed following the scandal.
Comedians have used the Oscar scandal as a subject for their stand-ups. Not just this, Chris Rock’s brother Kenny Rock challenged Will for a boxing match last month. Now, rumours have surfaced that Jada has filed for divorce from Will Smith, which may result in a division of Will Smith’s fortune of around $400 million. Well, Jada gets half of it!
The newest rumour gained momentum after an article was published by Heat Magazine that suggests an insider said: “Ever since the Oscars scandal, tensions between them have been palpable. There have been problems for years, but they’re barely speaking right now.
Rumors Gain Momentum…
If we look back in time, Jada and Will’s 25 years of marriage have somehow sailed through the test of time. On several occasions, the couple has revealed their broken relationship, and the problems surrounding their marriage.
In a 2020 “Red Table Talk” interview, Will Smith opened up about his relationship with Jada Pinkett. He revealed Jada’s extramarital affairs while being in this marriage. He stated that Jada never believed in a conventional marriage because she grew up in an unconventional family.
Will also disclosed the ups and downs of his marriage, relating to the discord surrounding a large home purchase, having a traditional wedding against Jada’s wishes and that she turned down an opportunity with her band, “Wicked Wisdom” so he could continue filming for “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Jada too revealed that she never wanted to marry Will.
Jada, on the other hand, shared, “I was under so much pressure, you know, being a young actress, being young, and I was just, like, pregnant and I just didn’t know what to do. I never wanted to be married. I didn’t wanna get married.” The couple confessed that the only reason behind their marriage was Jada’s pregnancy.
What was considered a PR stunt, now seems like a reality, especially after the Oscar scandal. Reliable sources confirm that the growing media attention has led to the decision of ending this longtime marriage.
The rumours have taken momentum after an article was published by the “Heat Magazine” that suggests an insider said: “Ever since the Oscars scandal, tensions between them have been palpable. There have been problems for years, but they’re barely speaking right now.
If they were to split, Will has a fortune of $350million that Jada would be entitled to half of under Californian law.” This source hasn’t suggested that the pair are taking a divorce but it’s sure that the couple’s marriage is failing.
How Netizens are Reacting?
The article by Heat Magazine Uk also suggested that Jada has been cold towards Will Smith and thinks that he overreacted at the Oscars. Now, that’s like blaming the man who loves you to the core.
— #ProtectOurMen (@bodash9) May 6, 2022
Netizens took to Twitter and criticized Jada for her actions. One person tweeted, “#WillSmith Jada will always be proof that men die in silence due to toxic wives every single day.” One person created a pun in line with Chris Rock’s joke and wrote, “So Jada is divorcing Will Smith? How can she divorce a successful man like Will? Ohh well, hair loss.”
So Jada is divorcing Will Smith? How can she divorce a successful man like Will Smith?? Ohh well hair loss
— Magata❤️🦋 (@MagataMothiba) April 29, 2022
Will has three children. He shares one child Trey, 29, with ex-wife Sheree Zamino, and Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21, with his wife Jada. However, there is no news about the status of his children. As Jada’s children are major, they have the right to decide with whosoever they want to live.
What we know is that if this divorce happens, Jada would be entitled to half of Will’s fortune, no less than $350 million if the split. As per current law in the state of California, Jada Pinkett will add another $175 million to her existing net worth of $50 million. What do you think? Are they splitting?