As the Smiths have taken center stage in the headlines recently, it’s now come to light that Will Smith spent 3 years planning a birthday party for Jada…
Only for her to trash his efforts.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
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Will Smith spent THREE YEARS planning Jadau2019s 40th birthday party and her ungrateful ass said he did it for his own ego. Like HUH?! Just divorce the man atp cause you obviously not happy.— Seth. (@sethmakaveli) April 6, 2022
Now, Will Smith has been having a pretty tough time these last few years…
Particularly when it comes to his personal life.
As we know, things kicked off for Will when Jada Pinkett Smith’s alleged affair thrust the pair into the spotlight.
For years now, rumors of infidelity between her and her husband, Will Smith, have been rife… But a whole new rumor emerged.
Reports had been alleging eye-opening new details about the pair’s marriage…
And shockingly the situation continued to develop as Will also admitted that he “cheated” on his wife.
The couple initially met all the way back in 1994.
Jada was only nineteen when she auditioned to play the role of Will’s girlfriend in the hit sitcom, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
But the pair hit it off right away.
At 6’2, Will towers over Jada, who is only 5′. But from the audition, Will and Jada built a friendship that soon turned into a romance.
Though Will was married to Sheree Fletcher at the time when they met…
In an interview with Access, Jada admitted that Will was still technically married when they started dating. “He was ‘div’,” she said. “The ‘orced’ hadn’t happened yet.” Will and Sheree divorced in 1995 and they continued to share custody of their son, Trey.
It didn’t take long for Will to make his moves on Jada…
Upon the breakdown of his marriage, Will had asked Jada if she was “seeing anyone,” and her response was “no.” “Cool, you’re seeing me now,” Will had smoothly told her.
They appeared to be the perfect couple…
And, just 2 years later in 1997, Will and Jada had tied the knot in a private ceremony at the Cloisters Mansion in Jada’s hometown of Baltimore.
It wasn’t long after they announced Jada was pregnant with their first child…
Jaden, who is twenty-three, was born a year after they married, followed by Willow, who is twenty-one. Both Jaden and Willow have embarked on careers as musicians since they were teenagers and they’re now proving to be very popular, particularly in the hip-hop and rap scene.
The Smith’s seem like the perfect family…
But nothing is ever as perfect as it seems, right?
And sadly that seems to be the case for Jada and Will…
In 2013, fans went wild when Jada allegedly hinted that she and Will were in an open relationship.
During a HuffPost Live Interview back in 2013, Jada confirmed the rumors…
“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.’ Because, at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
Taking to Facebook shortly after the interview, Jada opened her post with the question, “Open marriage?…”
She then explained: “The statement I made in regard to, ‘Will can do whatever he wants,’ has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist.”
On TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast in 2018, Will also opened up about their marriage…
He said: “We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as ‘life partners,’ where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. There are no deal-breakers. There’s nothing she could do – ever – nothing that would break our relationship.”
This solidified rumors about the couple’s unique relationship.
However, shortly after, a whole new spanner was thrown into the works.
In 2020, singer August Alsina came forward with some pretty eye-opening claims about Jada…
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He had hinted strongly that he had engaged in a consensual relationship with Jada in his song “Nunya.”
And, to make this story even more scandalous…
He alleged that the relationship, which spanned over several years, “was approved by her husband Will.” What?
In an interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, August said…
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“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. Due to the transformation from their marriage to their life partnership that they spoken on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing.”
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody,” he said.
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“I really loved the person that I experienced that [with] and know what [that feels] like – if some people never get that in this lifetime.”
After August’s controversial comments…
Jada took to The Red Table to discuss the issue.
Okay, anyone who is familiar with the Smith family will be aware of their infamous Red Table.
Jada, alongside her daughter, Willow, hosts her own online chat show, Red Table Talk, where people sit around a red table, or sometimes on a red couch, and talk candidly about their own personal issues and experiences.
The full Smith family has appeared on Red Table Talk several times before…
And Will and Jada have candidly talked about their own relationship and family life.
But in this particular episode, she confessed it all…
And, just months later, Will Smith also made some admissions of his own…
In a cover story with GQ Magazine in September 2021, the actor confessed that he also had other s*xual relations during his marriage to Jada.
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“Jada never believed in conventional marriage… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” he said. “So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
He continued: “The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime and we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny.”
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The author of the GQ piece revealed that Will explained to them, that Jada wasn’t the only one that was “unfaithful” but didn’t elaborate on the details. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way,” Will told the publication. “And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love,” he added.
And an old clip has resurfaced of the pair from back in 2019, showing the behind-the-scenes of their relationship…
And people have a lot to say about the “uncomfortable” video…
The clip, from one of Jada’s Instagram Live’s, has been circulating online after everything that happened at the Oscars…
It was uploaded on Reddit and shows Jada filming Will without his permission and forcefully asking him to answer a question.
Jada explained that their marriage therapist, Esther Perel, will be on an upcoming episode of her show, Red Table Talk.
Jada asks him whether he thinks she’s been “instrumental in you and I redefining our relationship?”
As she pans the camera to Will, to ask him, he appears visibly uncomfortable with being filmed.
Will responds: “I would say don’t just start filming me without asking me.”
Things only get more awkward to watch when she replies: “Oh my god. I’m still dealing with foolishness.”
She then carries on: “Would you say that she helped us heal the hurts that we caused between one another?”
Will then says: “My social media presence is my bread and butter. So you can’t just use me for social media. Don’t just start rolling, I’m standing in my house. Don’t start rolling.”
Jada turns the camera towards herself and says: “Please watch Esther at the Red Table because she’s helped us a lot,” sarcastically adding: “Can’t you tell?”
Check out the video below…
Yes… It made everybody uncomfortable.
But, that’s not all that has surfaced.
Because Will revealed that when he surprised Jada with a birthday party that he was planning for 3 years, she just trashed him instead.
And, it’s safe to say that it’s shocked a whole lot of people…
Speaking on an episode of Red Table Talk, Jada discussed how she felt about the party Will planned for her 40th birthday, ten years ago.
And what she had to say wasn’t as pretty as the party he hosted.
In the video, Will asks Jada what the hardest part of their marriage was, and she responded by saying “sh*t.”
“I think for me, the turning point was when I turned forty, that’s when I had a mid-life crisis,” she continued. Will then explained: “Your fortieth birthday was my low point.”
“The day after her thirty-seventh birthday, I hired a team to orchestrate her fortieth birthday.
“I hired a documentary team, I traced mommy’s family routes, her fortieth birthday was going to be my thing,” he said. Jada then interrupted saying: “It was gonna be a splash.”
“It was gonna be the thing that lifted her out of this mid-life crisis and it was going to be my deepest most beautiful proclamation of love,” Will said enthusiastically.
“I found tapes of Jada’s grandmother and her grandmother had recorded these voice messages over the last 8 months of her life. “And it was tapes that Jada had never heard, so Jada had to sit there and listen, I understand thoroughly now, at the time I didn’t, but she’s listening to these never before heard tapes of one of the dearest people she’s ever known in her life. So, she’s holding it together,” he said.
He then explained he was excited to see her reaction, and it was almost like he was the “little boy who wants mommy to say everything was wonderful.”
“We got back to the room and it was me, you, and mommy, and we were talking about the next day, and everything planned for the next day, and she said ‘I’m not sure I want to do anything the next day, you can just cancel it,'” he continued. “And I said well let’s keep it and then tomorrow you can decide. She was like ‘I’m telling you now I don’t want to do anything tomorrow,'” he explained before Jada said that she just wanted to have an “intimate time.”
He then agreed to cancel plans for the next day.
And according to Will, “she was like ‘It’s my birthday!’ right, and she told me that the party was the most ridiculous display of my ego,” he finished. What do you think?