Is Will and Jada’s Marriage Really on the Rocks this Time?

December 13, 2011  |  

The world stopped spinning for a short while when reports broke that Black Hollywood’s favorite couple, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, were headed for divorce this summer. Fans breathed a sigh of relief when the couple immediately denied the rumors, but now, a mere few months later, the rumor mill is churning yet again.

Sources close to the couple—I don’t think you can use the word friends If they’re telling your business behind your back—told Star magazine that Will and Jada are basically living separate lives and that a divorce and battle over their $520 million estate is inevitable.

“They’ve been faking it for a long time and they don’t want to live a lie anymore,” one source said. “Living and sleeping separately — and now Will finally walking out on Jada — have pushed them to their limit. They’re done.”

Another insider said, “Will and Jada are finished. They’re still keeping up appearances because they worry divorce could hurt their careers, but there’s no turning back now. It needs to end.”

Apparently the couple wasn’t being dishonest in August when they said they’re marriage was still intact in response to the first divorce rumors, but whatever issues they’re dealing with may prove too difficult to get through, sources speculate.

“They’ve been trying to work through it, but things came to a head in early November, when they got into a huge knock-down, drag-out fight,” a source said. “They put up a good front in public, but behind doors they really fight like cats and dogs. They’ve always had issues in their relationship, and now they’re bubbling to the surface.”

“Will feels like he’s living a lie for everyone else, but he knows it needs to end,” a source explained. “They can’t keep pretending.”

While Will and Jada haven’t yet said anything about this latest set of rumors, a person identified as a close family friend says none of it is true.

“Will and Jada are not splitting. They have their issues and struggles like any other couple, but they are not getting a divorce,” the source told

“In fact, the family is planning a holiday skiing trip together. Will and Jada are also best friends and would go to a marriage counselor way before ending their marriage!”

We’re definitely hoping that’s what the couple would do after 14 years of marriage. It’s still very curious, though, that these reports continue to surface. The first time around, some suspected infidelity on Jada’s part with her then-coworker Marc Anthony on the set of Hawthorne, others thought their swinging lifestyle was to blame. One thing I don’t think anyone ever assumed was the work they put in to blending a family and loving each other was ever fake, so I hope the sources who are saying otherwise are just attention-hungry associates in need of a little extra Christmas money.

What do you think about Will and Jada divorce rumors resurfacing? Could there be any truth to the tales this time?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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