Jada Pinkett Smith Says Chris Rock Asked Her Out On A Date
Jada Pinkest Smith dropped a bombshell about her marriage with Will Smith in a new interview. The Girls Trip actress revealed that she and Will have been separated for seven years. During that time, they contemplated divorce, Chris Rock asked Jada on a date she claims. (This happened before the infamous .)
“He called me and basically he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?’ I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumors,’” Jada told PEOPLE.
She says after she cleared up that it was only rumors about a potential split, he was “appalled” and immediately apologized.
Rock has not confirmed if he asked her out. Will has not commented on the separation or date request from Rock.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Have Been Separated For 7 Years
The Girls Trip actress admitted the reason for the separation, which started in 2016, was that they were “exhausted with trying.”
“I think we were both stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be,” she said on the TODAY show.
While they might be separated, Jada says they are still working on their marriage.
“We just got deep love for each other, and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us.”
The couple got married in 1997, and they share two children together: son Jaden Smith and daughter Willow Smith. Will also has a son, Trey Smith, with his ex-wife Sheree Zampino. They got divorced in 1995 after three years of marriage.
Will Slaps Chris Rock At 2022 Oscars
It came as a total shock to viewers when Will walked on stage and slapped Rock. The comedian made fun of Jada’s baldness and compared her to Demi Moore’s character in G.I. Jane. Will has since been banned from The Academy for 10 years for his actions.