Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, a power couple that has been together for decades, have always been the subject of media attention. Recently, Pinkett-Smith dropped a bombshell, revealing that she and Will Smith have been living separately since 2016. She also disclosed an amusing anecdote involving comedian Chris Rock, who, under the impression of their rumored divorce, asked her out on a date.
In a recent interview with People, Pinkett-Smith shed light on the persistent divorce rumors that have haunted their relationship. During one such episode, she received a call from Rock, who, under the impression that the divorce rumors were true, proposed a date. “Every summer all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce,” she shared. “And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce. So he called me and basically he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out.’”
The situation took a hilarious turn when Pinkett-Smith informed Rock that the divorce rumors were just that – rumors. “I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?’ I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumors,’” she explained. “He was appalled. And he profusely apologized and that was that.” Pinkett-Smith plans to delve deeper into this incident in her upcoming memoir, “Worthy”, set to release on October 17th.
The Backstory of Chris Rock and Will Smith
Pinkett-Smith’s amusing anecdote adds a new layer to the infamous incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. During the event, Smith slapped Rock onstage following a joke Rock made about Pinkett-Smith’s baldness.
In the same interview, Pinkett-Smith revealed that Rock sought her out after the Oscars to apologize. “Chris came down to the end of the stage and tried to apologize to me. He said, ‘I didn’t mean you any harm,’” she shared. She also hinted at a long-standing history between Smith and Rock, dating back to the ’80s, before she entered the picture. “I’ve got to leave that to Will and Chris to talk about, but they got their stuff for sure,” she concluded.
For more information on Jada Pinkett-Smith, check out her IMDb profile. For more on Chris Rock, visit his official website. For the full story on the infamous Oscars incident, check out this BBC article.