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Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she’s been secretly separated from Will Smith for seven years

Hollywood star Will Smith has been secretly separated from his wife Jada Pinkett Smith for seven years, she has revealed. The state of their turbulent relationship has now been made public by Jada, who said they are still trying to “figure out” what the future of their marriage looks like. She admitted that they have been separated since 2016.

Jada explained that they had even been living separately when Will famously slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars last year. Will, now 54, confronted comedian Chris, now 58, during the live broadcast of the awards ceremony over a joke that had been made about his wife’s alopecia.

Speaking to People magazine Jada said: “We’re still figuring it out.” She added: “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.”

Will and Jada share two children together – Willow, 22, and Jaden, 25. Speaking about their kids, Jada said: “My children, they’re little gurus. They’ve taught me a deep sense of self-acceptance.”

The 52-year-old also broke her silence on Smith’s actions at the Oscars. “I thought, ‘This is a skit’,” she admitted. Like many people watching the incident unfold on live TV, she didn’t believe it was real initially.

“I was like, ‘There’s no way that Will hit him’,” Jada said. She continued: “It wasn’t until Will started to walk back to his chair that I even realised it wasn’t a skit.”

The first words she uttered to Will once they were alone after the show were, “Are you okay?” Showing her support for Smith, she said: “I’m going to be by his side, but also allow him to have to figure this out for himself.”

The couple has experienced several difficulties in their marriage, including when she had a four-year affair with a friend of her son, Willow. She later openly discussed her “entanglement” with rapper August Alsina in 2020. In the past, they have alluded to having an “unconventional” union, with Pinkett Smith once saying they are free to “do whatever they want” in their “grown relationship”.

In other news – King Charles set to visit Kenya later this month

The UK’s King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla will make a four-day state visit to Kenya from the end of this month, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.

Kenyan President William Ruto invited the royal couple for the visit, which comes as the African nation prepares to celebrate 60 years of independence from Britain in December. Read More

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