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10+ Interesting Things About Will And Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Relationship

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been one of Hollywood's most powerful couples for more than 20 years. During that time, they've seen their shares of highs and lows.

Below are 10+ interesting things about Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith's relationship that fans didn't know.

Trust me, there is a lot more than just what meets the eye with these two.

1. Will and Jada first met on the set of *The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air*.

In 1996 Jada auditioned for the role of Lisa — Will's on-screen love interest.

Unfortunately, she didn't get the part but she did leave quite the impact on her future husband.

A year later, they were married!

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When love strikes, they say it hits hard and fast. Such was definitely the case for Will and Jada.

They wasted absolutely no time and less than a year later, the couple was married and pregnant with their first child.

2. Jada is Will's second wife.

Will was married at a very young age to his first wife, Sheree Zampino. It only lasted just a few short years.

Will and Sheree had one child together, Will "Trey" Smith III.

3. Each of their children share their namesake.

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Will and Jada are way too forward-thinking to simply be satisfied with Will IV or Jada Jr.!

Their son, Jaden, is named after his mother. Their daughter, Willow, is named after her father. Is this cool or vanity — I can't tell?

4. The COVID-19 quarantine has allowed the couple a new opportunity to examine their relationship.

During an episode of Red Table Talk, Jada revealed that the quarantine has taught her how little she actually knows about her husband.

Both she and Will are learning how to love themselves as individuals and forging a new and better friendship along the way.

5. Together, Will and Jada co-founded Westbrook Inc.

Westbrook Inc. is a production, recording, and multi-level media company.

Will and Jada may not have starred in any films on-screen together, but they sure have produced their fair share of projects as a couple.

6. The birth of the couple's first child, Jaden, was a lot faster than anyone expected.

According to an interview that Jada gave with Fit Pregnancy, she claims that the birthing process took less than half-an-hour.

"The doctor said it would take an hour-and-a-half to deliver him. I said, 'Oh it’s not going to take that long. I’m too anxious to meet this baby.' It took me 20 minutes to push him out."

7. They aren't afraid to try new things!

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I guess that should read that they aren't afraid to try terrifying new things! Will started his own show called Bucket List.

For his birthday, Jada agreed to do anything he asked. Little did she know that Will longed to go sky-diving!

8. In 2013, many people began to question whether or not Will and Jada were in an open relationship.

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It all started after some cryptic comments made by Jada in an interview with Huff Post.

Jada called Will "his own man" and said that he could do whatever he wanted, so long as he could look at himself in the mirror.

Over the next few years, both Will and Jada made public defenses of their marriage, each stating that divorce wasn't an option.

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Will made a post via his Facebook page reiterating that fact.

In an interview on Sway in the Morning, Jada confirmed that their family is never going down.

9. Jada invited Will's ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, for a *Red Table Talk*.

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Just when you thought that Jada couldn't be any more progressive, she goes and does something like this.

You have to admire both Jada and Sheree for their ability to find common ground for the sake of their children.

10. The Smiths attended Coachella as a family!

In May of 2019, Jaden was set to perform on the Coachella mainstage. Will documented the entire experience via camera crew.

He even joined Jaden on stage for a performance of his song "Icon."

11. Jada cheated on Will with August Alsina.

A while back, rumors began circulating (once again) that there was mounting friction between Will and Jada. They decided to separate, amicably, but during that time Jada entered into a relationship with rapper August Alsina.

Jada's exact words were "I got into an entanglement."

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During Will and Jada's Red Table Discussion, the pair talked openly about Jada's infidelity. You can literally see the pain in Will's eyes as she laughs about cheating on him right in front of his face.

I know there are two sides to every story, but that's just cold.

12. The couple has never once appeared in a movie or on a TV show together.

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Which is wild because their professional paths have crossed multiple times. We already discussed Jada's audition on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but don't forget there was also the time that Will turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.