Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are very much together but don’t refer to themselves as a married couple anymore.
“We don’t even say we’re married anymore,” Will, 49, told Tidal’s Rap Radar podcast. “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 are] 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.”
Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith, 46, echoed Will’s sentiments of lifelong love.
“Here’s the thing about Will and I — [we] are family. That is never going down,” she told “Sway in the Morning” in June. “It’s just not. Ever. We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter … All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
This comes after several years plagued with rumors of rifts, splits and an open relationship for the pair, allegations Pinkett Smith and Will have repeatedly and vehemently denied.
Still, Will previously admitted that their marriage wasn’t always smooth sailing.
“I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling,” he told The Sun in 2016. “What happens in a marriage once you do counseling, the truth comes out. And you sit across from your wife and you’ve said all of your truth and she has said all of her truth. You look at each other and you can’t imagine you could ever possibly love each other again now the truth is out.”
He added, “It creates a dark moment. But for me it’s the dark before the dawn. When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are. I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”