The relationship between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith took a major turn in 2016, but the couple managed to keep the change a secret. Amid her new memoir, Worthy, Jada sat down with Hoda Kotb and revealed that she and Will have been separated for seven years, but chose to keep the news to themselves. “By the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying," Jada said. "We were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be."
The “Set It Off” actor explained that the pair once considered divorce but decided to remain legally married. The news comes more than a year after Will was involved in a physical altercation with Chris Rock, which saw the “Bad Boys” star rush the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards to slap the comedian. The incident, dubbed the “slap heard around the world,” caused Will to be banned from the Oscars for 10 years.
Jada addressed the incident in an Oct. 11, 2023, interview with People, saying that she thought the slap was a part of a skit. "I thought, ‘This is a skit,’” Jada said. “I was like, ‘There’s no way that Will hit him.’”
And while the slap involving Chris Rock, and the deterioration of Will and Jada’s marriage, are serious matters, internet users have wasted no time cracking jokes at the couple’s expense. Here are some of the funniest memes about Jada’s latest confessions.
1. Counting down the times Will Smith has been publicly embarrassed.
The inner workings of Will and Jada’s relationship have been public for some time. From Jada’s “entanglement” with August Alsina, to the cringe-worthy Red Table Talk interview, Will has found himself in a few awkward situations.
2. The ghost of Tupac returns to Jada.
This one is shamefully hilarious. It pokes fun at Jada’s love for her former beau, Tupac, who was killed in 1996. In the years since the rapper’s death, Jada has openly expressed her love for Tupac and fans aren't dragging her for it.
3. Calling Jada the LeBron James of marriage.
The internet loves a good comparison. And now some folks are suggesting that Jada’s ability to “ruin Will Smith’s life,” is like LeBron’s skills on the basketball court. Of course, there is no truth to this. Will and Jada have openly expressed their love for one another, and the pair have been married since 1997. But still, the memes are pretty funny.
4. Will “fumbled” Margot Robbie.”
This one plays on a decade’s old rumor that Will was involved in a romantic quarrel with his Suicide Squad co-star, Margot Robbie. The meme also implies that Will slapped Chris for no reason because Jada still “loves Tupac more.”
5. Do Jada and Will even know each other?
This one is kind of ridiculous, but it’s also quite comical. Amid Jada’s seemingly endless stream of unprofessed revelations, some think she will soon reveal that she doesn't even know Will. This will, of course, never happen as the two are legally married and are parents to Jaden and Willow Smith.
6. Information no one asked for.
As Jada continues spilling secrets about her marriage with Will, Twitter users are begging for her to stop. This meme points out that no one asked Jada to share her latest revelation, but she chose to anyway.