It almost seems like the mainstream media has a vested interest in plying Will Smith and his wife of 17 years, Jada Pinkett, apart. Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith put out a plea for the various entertainment blogs who are seemingly hell bent break up his marriage to leave them alone.
Smith (Independence Day, Men in Black, Legend) directly refuted Monday’s report in RadarOnline.com report that he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, were secretly in the process of ending their union.
“For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because their marriage has been on life support for a long time,” a source told Radar in the initial report posted Sunday.
“They’re exhausted from trying to maintain the façade of a happy union.”
Smith, however, countered the himself made the rare move of addressing the rumor directly a day later.
“Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious),” he wrote late Monday. “But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured — ‘What the hell… I can be foolish, too!’
“So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)
“I promise you all — if I ever decide to divorce my Queen — I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself!”
The 46-year-old Smith, who is filming the super villain flick, “Suicide Squad,” and his 43-year-old wife have been a fixture in the gossip glossies for the past four years amid reports of marital strife.
In addition to a net worth estimated at $240 million, the couple has two children, son Jaden, 17, and daughter Willow, 14. Smith also has an adult son from a previous marriage.