Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Are Far Too in Love to Refer to Themselves As 'Married'

The Smiths in 2005
The Smiths in 2005
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Based on everything they (and their children) have ever said about their relationship, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are perhaps the most happily married couple on the planet. Their marriage, per Jada, is “never going down.” Because it—like the universe or Drake’s next album—is infinite.

But in another example of the Smiths taking objectively sweet sentiments about their love and expressing them in unnecessarily complicated ways, they revealed that they no longer refer to their relationship as a marriage, because marriage is not a strong enough word.


On TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, Will said:

“We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do—ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”

First of all, I think the concept of “life partner” is considerably more romantic than “marriage,” which is ostensibly a legal term. So I get it! But is Will really saying nothing Jada could ever do would make him consider breaking up? I find that hard to believe. (Murder perhaps?)

Also (and more importantly), how often are these two referring to each other as life partners? In what context do people that famous have to introduce themselves? OK, I’m done.

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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