Things are often crazy for celebrity marriages … and they get even crazier when Scientology gets into the mix. Although Will Smith hasn’t been jumping on any couches lately or “auditioning” for mistresses, the rumor mill has been ablaze for months with whisperings that Will is going behind Jada’s back with a much younger woman.
Regarding one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples (although that’s really not saying much), Star magazine recently “outed” Will in the unfortunate effort to prove that this is yet another marriage that’s about to go bust.
Photographic evidence has been supplied that shows Will getting a little too up-close and personal with his recent Focus co-star Margot Robbie. The pictures were taken in a photo booth, and it’s worth nothing that the blond, all-American Robbie is only 23 years old.
In one image, she’s showcasing her bra while Will is shirtless and pressing his chest against her back. Other photos show Will with his arms wrapped around her — likely not indicative of a friends-only snapshot.
A reputation down the drain
Although Will and Jada have had their ups and downs in the media, such as the snafu when Jada’s words were taken out of context to suggest that she supported open marriage, for the most part Will’s reputation has been fairly spotless.
He’s known for being silly and a little wild, but onlookers at the New Orleans party where the photos were taken have been saying that it’s obvious he and Robbie are an item.
One anonymous source claimed: “They were hanging all over each other, laughing like they were a new couple in love.” So where was Jada when all of this was happening? She was at a speaking engagement in another state, but so far both sides of the power couple have denied any trouble within their marriage.
It was only a few months ago that Jada made comments about open marriage, on which she quickly backtracked. “Will and I are very relaxed with one another — but I’ve always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.”
There’s no telling what Jada really meant by that comment, but after more than 15 years of marriage, maybe it’s not so surprising that things are getting rocky. They’ve known each other for well over 20 years and have two children together, ages 15 and 13 (one of them in his own romantic drama). For some, this is the perfect age for parents to start feeling out what they really want to be doing once the nest gets empty.
However, Jada did post what some consider a message on her Facebook page right before Star published the photos: “We should never have the expectation to not make mistakes, we should only have the expectation to learn from them.”
It seems it doesn’t matter if you’re a Hollywood A-lister, own Chicago proprietary trading firms, or you’re somewhere in the middle. When a marriage goes on the rocks, there are all kinds of cryptic things to read into, rumors swirling around, and (if you’re married to Will Smith) there’s no end to the young women who are lining up to be enjoyed.
Will the couple’s long marriage be able to survive this latest drama and, more importantly, do they even want to stay together at this stage? It’s anyone’s call, and whether or not the couple sticks together or go their separate ways, it’s probably safe to say that even an affair won’t be enough to topple the Smith empire.