Did another Hollywood power couple just call it quits? The latest divorce rumor circulating is that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending their 18 year marriage.
RadarOnline.com reports that the two are currently involved in a “blockbuster secret divorce deal.” Insiders close to the couple dished to the site that Smith and Pinkett Smith are tired of “trying to maintain the façade of a happy union,” and that they’re planning on announcing their breakup at the end of the summer. On top of that bombshell, a settlement is allegedly in place for their $240 million, and they are supposedly prepping their kids – Jaden, 17, and Willow, 14 – for the “fallout.”
But fans of the couple shouldn’t break out the tissues just yet. Gossip Cop reports that the divorce rumors are false. A source close to the family told the site that any talk of a breakup is “not true.”
Of course this isn’t the first time that divorce rumors have plagued Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. In 2011 In Touch Weekly (via Huffington Post) reported that the two were separating. The couple cleared up with a statement responding to the claims.
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false,” the statement read. “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
In 2013 the rumors spiked again when the couple canceled their annual Christmas party. That year Will Smith was also linked to his “Focus” co-star, Margot Robbie. Reports claimed that Smith cheated on Pinkett Smith with Robbie at the film’s wrap party. Robbie later debunked the reports, tweeting that “it’s disappointing that goofing around on set could be taken so out of context.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have not commented on the latest divorce rumor, but Pinkett Smith recently opened up about her marriage during an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show. She told the radio host that while she regrets getting married at the age of 25 in 1997, she’s lucky that things worked out with her “gangster partner.”
“We have traveled and you’ve gotta be strong,” she explained of marriage hardships. “You’ve gotta trust who you’re with. And at the end of the day, right, I’m not here to be anybody’s watcher. I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”