Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith to Separate

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Rex

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  3. Buzz

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    Sorry to hear that. Hope they are able to work things out.
     
  4. genevieve

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    Aw :( this actually is a surprise

    I was surprised how many people really don't like Will Smith, but I like him (I just ignore the scientology part).
     
  5. Beefcake

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    Shock, for real! I saw a headline this morning and fully expected it to later be pulled back/revealed to be a false "leak".

    More proof that we, the public, never really know from "appearances". Too bad. Hopefully, they'll either work things out or end up with an alternatively intact family structure, ala Bruce Willis & Demi Moore.
     
  6. my little pony

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    which one will continue to push those children on the unsuspecting public?
     
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  7. Badams

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    A lot of times I can't stand him. But for me, I think it's a case of total overkill. There was a time when there was just way too much Will Smith in my face at all times. I don't think it's a genuine hate.
     
  8. Rex

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    I never drank the Kool-aid myself...always found him to be smarmy and phony. Plus I've met people he grew up with and some don't like him either. ITA w/Badams about the overexposure thing too.
     
  9. Jenny

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    Do we believe In Touch? Isn't that one of the magazines that has "reported" Brad and Angelina's breakup, Brad getting back together with Jennifer, Jennifer having his baby, etc?

    On a related note, they're on the cover of Architectural Digest this month.
     
  10. skatingfan5

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    That was similar to my immediate reaction -- which one was going to manage their kids' careers? :slinkaway
     
  11. Rex

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    YOU don't believe them, you mean....
    There are several other venues confirming the separation as well...
     
  12. Jenny

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    Actually pretty much all those outlets are quoting In Touch - so not confirmed.

    Mind you where there's smoke there's fire, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time the tabloids got a story wrong.
     
  13. skatingfan5

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    From that Architectural Digest cover story, there are some rather ironic quotes:
    I'm guessing those intimate spaces won't be getting a whole lot of use these days ... and the spiritual endeavor seems to have taken them along separate paths. :shuffle:
     
  14. MacMadame

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    They've always had an interesting marriage though. Don't they have an open marriage or was that just a rumor?

    Anyway, I'm not shocked, OTOH they've been together 13 years so it's not like they had a fly-by-night marriage either. I guess I'm more neutral.
     
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    Aw, this is actually saddening. I like them both.
     
  16. The Accordion

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    How did I miss that Will Smith is a scientologist?
     
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    Whether it is now or later, they are bound to split. I've noticed a definitive trend with Hollywood couples: the more they crow about their fantastic marriages, the more likely they are to divorce. Jada likes to talk about her superior marriage in interviews, so it is coming!
     
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    ^^This.

    But haven't they always denied being Scientologists? I know they are among the friends that Scientologists like Tom Cruise and John Travolta always seem to be hanging around with, and that their kids go to some sort of Scientology-affiliated school. Nevertheless I thought they had both stated that they weren't formally members of the "church".
     
  20. Rex

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    I didn't say anyone had to believe anything; just offering updates to the thread.
     
  22. Lacey

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    If true, poor kids, hope their movie money is protected.
     
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    I don't believe this, personally. I think it'll turn out to be made-up. But we'll see.

    And yes, Will Smith has repeatedly denied being a Scientologist. There's a long section of his Wiki article that sums it all up, but he seems to have an appreciation for all religions, including Scientology, and thinks some of the idea of it are very interesting. He's donated money to all sorts of different religious organizations, including Scientology. Here's an article where he denies it.
     
  24. Rafter

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    Not surprised. There's a lot of rumours that Will Smith is gay and that this was a marriage of convenience and appearances.
     
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    ^ that's hilarious
     
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    Me, too. :(
     
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    That is sooo weird. Just yesterday "Whip My Hair" came on the radio and as I was :scream: I was marveling at how Will and Jada had managed to make it work against all odds. So much for that!!
     
  28. Rex

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    Ugh, that song.
     
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  29. Rafter

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    Why do you believe the PR talk?

    My cousin's fiance is their long-time florist and she says they are definitely 100% Scientologists. They are just closeted. :lol:
     
  30. Rex

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    I've heard this talk as well. Who knows? I never could warm up to him (or Jada), although I did like The Pursuit of Happyness and Independence Day...