Jada Pinkett Smith Says She and Will Smith are ‘Working Very Hard’ to Reconcile

Jada Pinkett Smith has stated that she and Will Smith are “working very hard” to mend their marriage, just days after she revealed the couple has been separated for seven years.



In a recent interview with Today, the 52-year-old actress withdrew her earlier shocking disclosure, claiming that people’missed’ her attempt to explain why she and Will, 55, had not called it quits.



She stated that the couple is ‘working very hard’ to return their relationship to a “life partnership” and are “concentrating on healing.”


It comes just days after Jada surprised the public when she revealed that the couple had been living ‘totally separate lives’ since 2016 because they were ‘exhausted with trying’ to rebuild their marriage. She also revealed that they were separated when Will appeared to defend her honor by slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars last year.

Clarifying her comments on the Today show on Monday, ahead of the release of her new memoir, Worthy, Jada said: ‘We are working very hard at bringing our relationship, yes, bringing our relationship back together… Back to a life partnership, yes.


‘Husband-wife marriage for me, for my healing process. I came into that with very specific ideas, right? Very specific ideas that were blocks. To me just seeing Will to who he is. He can’t be this perfect idealized husband.


‘I have to be able to accept him for the human he is. He accepts me for the human that I am, and we want to love each other there. We really have been working hard.’

Jada’s clarification shocked host Hoda Kotb, who replied in disbelief: ‘Oh! Okay. Well, I didn’t know that.’

‘That’s the point I was trying to tell you,’ the actress continued. ‘You totally missed that. That’s the whole thing.’

Hoda asked: ‘There might not be a divorce in theory anymore?’

The Girls Trip actress replied: ‘Yeah. No. We really have been working hard.’


‘So, wait,’ a confused Hoda replied. ‘Just so I’m 100 per cent sure. You were divorced not on paper.’

‘Right,’ Jada said.

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