It wasn’t his first marriage of course. Back in 1992, the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star married actress Sheree Zampino, with the couple welcoming their son Trey in the same year. However, when Will and Jada met on a night out, sparks immediately flew and everything changed.
The Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are still being quite candid about their marriage. And some of the revelations are mind boggling to say the least.
In a trully surprising statement, Will has revealed that he realised the moment that he met Jada, he knew that he had married the wrong woman.
The 50 year old actor was Speaking on his wife’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, Will said: ‘We sat down at The Baked Potato and talked. There was a really unique, beautiful power. We had that moment and we connected, but I was married.’ But the seed had been sown and he was restless.
They both felt the same way and yet they wanted to handle the delicate situation the right way. Jada quipped: ‘And that was it’ – but added: ‘We did not have an affair while he was married, let’s be clear about that.’ The following night, however, Will realised that he wanted to be with Jada, despite still being married to Sheree. The actor said: ‘That next night, me and Sheree went to dinner, and I sat down with Sheree, and it was one of the most bizarre emotions I ever had. We were at The Palm and I remember I had to get up from dinner when I had a realisation that I wasn’t with the person I was supposed to be with.’ Jada said: ‘But you would have stayed with her forever’, with her husband agreeing: ‘Forever, I would have never got a divorce.
He was devastated when he realized he had made a huge mistake. ‘I went into the bathroom in The Palm, and I broke down in tears. I was sitting in a stall in the restaurant and I was crying uncontrollably and then laughing like, “what the heck is wrong with me?” And I knew, that was the woman I was supposed to be with.’
Although it was tough, they somehow followed their hearts and eventually got married. The 47 year old Gotham actress Jada Pinkett refers to Will Smith as her Life partner, not her husband. They certainly have had a long, hard but fruitful life together so far.