All of Will Smith’s Leading Ladies Before Marrying Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have long been one of the most fashionable couples in Hollywood, not to mention one of the most loved-up pairs. The actors, who’ve been married for more than 20 years, have had their share of ups and downs, making adjustments to their marriage to make it work for them.
In a 2018 episode of “Red Table Talk,” Will opened up about the first time they split during their marriage. The breakup stemmed from Jada’s 40th birthday party after Will hired Mary J. Blige to perform and made a video of never-before-seen moments of Jada’s late grandmother. “She’s like, it’s my birthday and she told me that the party was the most ridiculous display of my ego,” Will recalled. “Crushed, right? And to this day I know I was crushed because it was true. It wasn’t a party for her. When she called me on that, that’s when I snapped and that’s the only time you ever heard me snap. I snapped in front of Willow, and Willow starts crying and she’s like, ‘Just figure it out.'”
And now, in Jada’s new memoir, “Worthy,” out Oct. 17, Jada reveals she and Will have been separated since 2016, according to People. Reflecting on the infamous Oscars slap between Will and Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, Jada wrote, “We had been living separate lives and were there as family, not as husband and wife. But when I hear Will yell ‘wife’ in the chaos of the moment, an internal shift of ‘Oh sh*t . . . I am his wife!’ happens instantly.”
But before Will wed Jada, he publicly dated a few other women in Hollywood. While there may have been other dates and flings here and there, he only had a couple of confirmed relationships (and one other marriage). Keep reading to see who Will dated in the early ’90s before settling down with Jada.