Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's Prenup Situation Is Back in the Spotlight

Stephanie Harper - Author

Oct. 12 2023, Updated 1:45 p.m. ET

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The drama surrounding Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's "marriage" seems to never end.

Back in 2020, Jada discussed her previous "entanglement" with August Alsina in front of the world, and in 2022, Will rushed the stage to slap Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada's bald head.

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Now, in 2023, Jada dropped another bombshell about her relationship with the Fresh Prince actor, writing in her memoir, Worthy, that she has been separated from Will since 2016.

"I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying,” she explained on The Today Show. “I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be."

Fans are wondering if divorce is next for the couple and if they signed a prenup when they tied the knot in 1997.

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith in 1999.

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Do Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have a prenup?

Unfortunately for Will and Jada, who share two kids Jaden and Willow Smith, they reportedly don’t have a prenuptial agreement. According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, millions of dollars could be at stake if Will and Jada decide to get a divorce.

It’s important to take into account that Will is doing incredibly well for himself financially. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s currently worth a whopping $350 million.

Jada reportedly told Will she was willing to sign a prenuptial agreement before their wedding day, but Will was the one who turned it down. Is it possible he’s regretting that decision now?

No one knows for sure, but their relationship is starting to be labeled “toxic" by loads of people on social media.

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Why aren't Will and Jada Pinkett Smith divorced?

Despite revealing that they have been living separately since 2016, Will and Jada are not divorced and don't seem to have any plans to officially end their marriage.

"I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce," Jada explained. "We will work through whatever. And I just haven’t been able to break that promise."

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Jada previously expressed her dislike of divorce on her series Red Table Talk, saying, "I told Will from the gate, I said let me tell you something, 'If you marry me, know this: we're gonna be together. We're going to be under the same roof'... for me personally, I knew that there was no reason that he and I would ever [divorce]."

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Will has also been adamant that divorce was not an option for the Hollywood duo.

"Divorce can't be an option. With Jada, I stood up in front of God and said, 'Til death do us part,'" Will told MTV News in 2006. "So there are two possible outcomes. One, we are going to be together 'til death, or two, I am dead."

However, if Will and Jada do indeed divorce, not having a prenuptial agreement could make their split very costly.

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