Jada Pinkett Smith: Why I won’t divorce Will despite 7-year separation

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Jada Pinkett Smith: Why I won’t divorce Will despite 7-year separation

Til death do they part. Despite being separated for seven years, Jada Pinkett Smith won’t break her wedding vows by div

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Til death do they part.

Despite being separated for seven years, Jada Pinkett Smith won’t break her wedding vows by divorcing husband Will Smith.

“I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce,” she explained of her hesitation to legally split from the “Men in Black” star in a preview clip from her upcoming NBC News special with Hoda Kotb released Wednesday.

“We will work through whatever. And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”

The “Red Table Talk” co-host told People Wednesday that the pair — who tied the knot in 1997 and share two children — still have a “deep love” for each other and are still working out what that relationship looks like for them in the future.

In a preview clip of an upcoming sit-down interview with Hoda Kotb, Pinkett Smith revealed she and the “Men in Black” actor’s marriage has been over since 2016.
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The actress said she wasn’t willing to break her wedding vows and get divorced.

“I’m going to be by his side,” she vowed.

Pinkett Smith and the “Hitch” actor have long denied issues in their marriage, even during the infamous 2022 Oscars slap when Chris Rock made a joke about the actress’ bald head and during her “entanglement” with singer August Alsina.

During a 2020 “Red Table Talk” episode, the pair claimed they were “going through a very difficult time” when Pinkett Smith began spending time with Alsina.

“I made a promise,” she said in the interview.
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Pinkett Smith first made the startling reveal in her upcoming book “Worthy.”
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Pinkett Smith explained to Kotb during their sitdown that she and Smith never revealed the full truth about the nature of their marriage because they felt like they were not ready to do so.

“[We were] still trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership, right, and in regards to how do we present that to people, you know? And we hadn’t figured that out,” she noted.

As for what caused the famous marriage to fall apart, Pinkett Smith said “a lot of things” can be blamed.

Pinkett Smith’s revelation means they were separated when the Oscar winner slapped Chris Rock on stage at the 2022 Academy Awards after he made a joke about her bald head.
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It also means that the former couple was separated when Pinkett Smith was romantically seeing singer August Alsina.
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“I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying,” she candidly recalled.

“I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.”

The “Girls Trip” actress, 52, also confirmed that she and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum, 55, have been living separately for quite some time.

Pinkett Smith’s revealing interviews come ahead of the release of her new memoir “Worthy,” which comes out Oct. 17.

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