Will Smith responds to Jada’s shock separation confession

Written by on 17 October, 2023

The 52-year-old actress has revealed that she and Will have been living separate lives since 2016 and the I Am Legend star has explained that the confession “kind of woke him up” to his wife’s “hidden nuances“.

In an email to the New York Times newspaper, Will said: “When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life a sort of emotional blindness sets in, and you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties.”

The publication reported that the King Richard actor has only now realised that Jada is “more resilient, clever and compassionate than he’d understood”.

Jada’s shock revelations contrast with Will’s public descriptions of the couple’s relationship.

In a TV interview last year, the 55-year-old star said: “There’s never been infidelity in our marriage. Jada and I talk about everything, and we have never surprised one another with anything ever.

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Jada explained that she and Will were “figuring out” their future after initially divulging the news about their separation.

The Girls Trip star – who has children Jaden 25, and Willow, 22, with her husband – said: “We’re still figuring it out.

“We’ve been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just got deep love for each other and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us.

“I’m going to be by his side, but also allow him to have to figure this out for himself.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are “working very hard” to repair their marriage.

The 52-year-old actress caused a stir last week when she revealed she and the ‘King Richard’ actor had secretly been separated for the last seven years, but she’s now insisted they are committed to restoring their “life partnership” and are “concentrating on healing”.

Speaking on ‘Today’ on Monday (16.10.23), she said: “We are working very hard at bringing our relationship, yes, bringing our relationship back together… back to a marriage again.

“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 idealised 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.”


The couple met in 1994 when Jada Pinkett Smith auditioned to play Will Smith’s girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. They both married in 1997 in her hometown. share two children, Jaden and Willow.

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