Getty Images
Getty Images

Inside Jada and Will Smith's Unorthodox yet Happy 21-Year Marriage

Olowokandi Fiyin
Aug 30, 2019
02:10 A.M.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are one of Hollywood's finest couples, but it's the weirdest things that have kept them going for 21 strong years.


In the hectic world of Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have managed to stay married for 21 years.


However, what many don't know is that their unconventional interpretation of marriage is what has kept them going this far, as revealed by Mamamia.

During a sit-down with The Guardian, Jada confessed that the secret to their marriage is that they defined what it means to them and have done this their way.

She said:

"I knew that I was not built for conventional marriage. Even the word 'wife': it's a golden cage, swallow the key. Even before I was married, I was like, 'That'll kill me.' And it near did!"


But their journey to this resolution wasn't a smooth one as it required a lot of hard work. Her experience with her marriage was one of the inspirations behind her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk."

She disclosed that one of the reasons why She and Will openly discuss the pitfalls of their marriage is to help others figure out theirs.

While their marriage might seem like the perfect fairytale, the reality is far from this.


Jada admitted that she was frustrated by her role as Will's supportive wife, who had to leave her dreams behind.

Apart from this, their union was also plagued with infidelity rumors and betrayals of the heart, which Jada shed light on during an episode of her show.


She said:

"I'm asked a lot about, 'Is there infidelity in your relationship with Will? And it's like, 'No, but there've been other betrayals of the heart that have been far bigger than I could even think in regards to an infidelity situation. When you talk about contempt, or resentment or neglect ― that can just tear your world apart."



Jada and Will's love story began in 1994 when she met him on the set of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She auditioned to be his girlfriend, but their height difference stopped her from getting the role.

A year after that, they began dating. At the time, Jada was starring in "A Different World," while Will was still married to his first wife, Sheree Fletcher.


Will and Sheree's marriage ended in 1995, and by 1997 he and Jada tied the knot. She was three months pregnant with their first child.


Will and Jada's marriage doesn't follow the pattern of most traditional marriages, and here are a few truths to prove that.

  • She enjoys watching his sex scenes in movies;
  • Jada isn't bothered if he's attracted to other women;
  • They enjoy talking about their sex life openly;
  • Will and Jada enjoy date night in their backyard, rather than going to restaurants.
  • They never seem to agree on anything.

We have to admit, Will and Jada have an orthodox kind of marriage, but if that has been what has kept them strong for more than two decades, who are we to disagree?

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Will Smith Caught Making Fun of Bald People before He Stood up for His Wife’s Alopecia

April 04, 2022

Patrick Duffy Considered Himself Still Married after Death of Wife Who Betrayed Her 1st Husband for Him

April 18, 2022

Will Smith’s Son Lost Trust in Dad’s Leadership & Asked about Being an Emancipated Minor at Age of 15

April 01, 2022

Who Is May Calamawy? Get to Know 'Moon Knight' Star Who Suffers the Same Condition as Jada Pinkett Smith

April 06, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Sharon Osbourne Stayed with Ozzy Despite 'a Lot' of His Infidelities — They Have Been Married for 39 Years Now

March 14, 2022

Chris Rock's Former Wife-Of-19-Years & Mom of His Kids Who He Cheated On with 3 Women

April 05, 2022

Jaclyn Smith’s 4th Husband Saved Her Dad’s Life - She Feels ‘Protected’ in Her Longest Marriage

February 09, 2022

Meet Bob Newhart's 4 Beautiful Kids with Wife of 59 Years Who Gave up Her Career after They Married

April 08, 2022

Virgin until 29, Tamera Mowry Once Broke up with Husband & Dated Others while Staying Celibate

February 25, 2022

Inside Ina Garten's Decision to Not Have Kids with Husband of 53 Years Whom She Met at 15

March 20, 2022

Lisa Whelchel Was Married for 24 Years to Pastor & 'Never Thought' Divorce Would Happen to Her

March 28, 2022

Celine Dion's Spouse 'Started to Cry' during Their 1st Meeting — Her Mom Was against Their Marriage

May 12, 2022

Rachael Ray Has Been Married for 17 Years — She Does Not Wear Her Original Wedding Ring or Say 'I Love You'

March 16, 2022