Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Deny Split Report
Rejoice! The world did not lose a Hollywood power couple today. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have broken ... their silence and denied a flimsy In Touch report claiming they'd given up on their 13-year marriage. The one-paragraph story in the tabloid cites an unnamed "insider."
"Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false," the couple said in a statement. "We are still together, and our marriage is intact."
A rep for Pinkett Smith didn't deny the break-up report, but did address the notion that she had been cheating with her "HawthoRNe" co-star Marc Anthony.
"Everything about the Marc Anthony story is completely false, but we are not commenting on whether they are separating or not," her publicist Karynne Tencer told Entertainment Tonight.
The Smith's met when she auditioned for his old sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and tied the knot Dec. 31, 1997. They have two supremely talented kids, "Karate Kid" actor Jaden, 13, and "Whip My Hair" singer Willow, 10. Smith has another son, 18-year-old Willard, from a previous marriage.
In June, the couple attended the BET Awards in Los Angeles and just last month their home was featured in Architectural Digest.
A Smith-Pinkett-Smith divorce would have come as a huge surprise, as both have expressed serious problems with the very concept.
"Divorce can't be an option," the "Men in Black" rapper-actor told MTV in 2006. "With Jada, I stood up in front of God and said, 'Til death do us part.' So there are two possible outcomes. One, we are going to be together till death, or two, I am dead."
Jada said much the same in a 2009 chat with Ebony.
"When Will asked me to get married, I said, 'Understand this, there will be no divorce," she said. "So, you might be in one bedroom and I might be in another, but we're gonna be under the same roof and we're gonna be married.'"