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Jada Pinkett-Smith has been married to Will Smith since December 31, 1997. They have been married for 18.9 years.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Lena James of A Different World, television show

Age: 45 (b. 9/18/1971)

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Will Smith

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: The Pursuit of Happyness, film

Age: 48 (b. 9/25/1968)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 7/10/1995 2.3 years
Engaged 11/1997 2 months
Married 12/31/1997 18.9 years
 Total21.4 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith7/8/199818 yrs.MaleBiological
Willow Camille Reign Smith10/31/200016 yrs.FemaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith meet?

They met when Jada auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" show. She was turned down because she was considered to be too short for the part.

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Other Relationship Information about Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith:

They started the Will and Jada Foundation to help underprivileged children and families.

They are executive producers of the show, All of Us.

Their secret New Year's Eve wedding was held in Baltimore at the Cloisters Mansion. Will and Jada have said they would like to renew their vows on their tenth anniversary.

Will and Jada live on a 100-acre ranch in the mountains near Malibu, California. They share it with four rottweilers. They have talked in the past about having a home in South Africa.

They keep their love life hot by reading aloud to one another from the self-help book Sexual Secrets.

In Ali, Smith played boxing legend Muhammad Ali while Pinkett Smith took on the role of his first wife, waitress Sonji Roi. That marriage lasted a year and a half.

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Classic Quotes by Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith about their relationship:

"I'm beaming with pride!" Jada Pinkett-Smith
"...really, really good sex. I'm really good at it. (Also) we talk a lot. Sometimes people hear us talking and think we over-talk situations but communication is everything." Will Smith
"We were together for two years before she even laughed at something I said! She thinks I'm hilarious now, it just took her some time to work into it, but we connected intellectually ... We connected intellectually and worked into the comedic side." Will Smith
"I will throw my career away before I let it break up our marriage. I made it clear to Will. I'd throw it away completely." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"With Jada I stood up in front of God and my family and said, 'till death us do part'. Divorce cannot be an option ... I honestly believe there is no woman for me but Jada. No-one can handle me the way she does ... Once you feel someone locked in on you, it's no contest. This is it. I can't imagine what anyone else would offer." Will Smith
"Families are like a business. The key is one person having a vision of what it needs to be and being able to pull everyone together. That's Jada for sure." Will Smith
"She's someone I can talk to about anything." Will Smith
"When we met, I never thought in a million years that Will Smith and I would be together." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others.' The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact...If it came down to it, then one spouse can say to the other, 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it - but please approve of it.'" Will Smith
"I look at this woman every day...and I'm always like, 'Somebody needs to honor you, girl!'" Will Smith 2/22/2008
"Will doesn't behave the way he does for me. You have to do that because that's the man you want to be. Will is that man." Jada Pinkett-Smith 2/22/2008
"I have to constantly reassure my daughter that she's beautiful, and teach my sons a different thought process when it comes to how they view women." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"I helped him understand what happened in his marriage. Will gave me a safety net. No matter what, he'd be willing to work things out." Jada Pinkett-Smith 1/19/1998
"[Dating Pinkett came as] a huge surprise. You don't know about all the walls you build up in your mind and heart until someone comes along and tears them down. Outside of my mother, Jada's the first person with whom I can share what I think and what I feel so freely." Will Smith 1/19/1998
"Love is wonderful, but beyond that, we have a purpose." Will Smith
"Divorce can't be an option. If you have the option, one day that person is going to make you want a divorce." Will Smith 11/24/2008
"[We live in a] non-Hollywood zone. We go to Trey's football games almost every Friday, we have family dinner, we eat breakfast together." Jada Pinkett-Smith 11/24/2008
"He's funny. And he thinks I'm hilarious." Jada Pinkett-Smith 11/24/2008
"We feel we have been blessed in ways that can't even be measured." Jada Pinkett-Smith 11/24/2008
"I guess the biggest thing that I would say is that marriage is between two people but it's really gonna' win or fail based on you...if you're a better communicator...a harder worker on yourself that's the only tool the you have to make yourself better...marriage counseling is a cheat...two smart people can always make it work." Will Smith 12/12/2008
"The kitchen, closet, park, parked car...Trust me, you'd be surprised!" Jada Pinkett-Smith
"We were just lying there, going to sleep. I looked over at her and I said, 'Hey, we might be real good married. Wassup? You wanna marry me?' Unplanned. No ring. Not the classic proposal. She said yes. It's really weird when you live the kind of lifestyle that we live: Simplicity becomes the jewel." Will Smith
"I said, 'Listen, there was a show I'd love to do and it will be three months that you might not see Mommy a lot. And they're looking at me like, 'Really? What does that mean?' So they get to eat chocolate for breakfast and go to bed whenever they feel like it for those three months while I'm working. So, it works out, and they know that the rest of the year, I'm off." Jada Pinkett-Smith 6/14/2009
"The key to a happy marriage? "Really, really good sex. 'Cause I'm really good at it." Will Smith
"I am a sexual machine now. Raring to go every second of the day. I am human Viagra. I am Will-agra." Will Smith
"When I make love to my woman, it's from every end. It's from every end, you know?" Will Smith
"Think of places that are comfortable to have sex...Be sneaky; your girlfriend's house at a party. The bathroom!" Jada Pinkett-Smith
"The key to true beauty is lots of water, great sex with Will smith and happiness." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"Will makes love like a woman. He loves to touch and massage and feel." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact." Will Smith 8/23/2011
"Usually on our wedding anniversary we give ourselves a high five and go, 'Survived another year, homie! But we use the whole year to celebrate. We just look at each other and say, 'Babes, do you believe what we have been able to accomplish?'" Jada Pinkett-Smith
"This does not mean we have an open relationship....This means we have a grown one." Jada Pinkett-Smith
"The coping technique is knowing what the truth is there's no better technique. When you know that what's going on in your house is so the opposite [of what's being said], and you also know that when there's mystery, people fill in the gaps, that's okay. And then you look back at it and look at how creative people can be, and it's kind of entertaining. We can laugh because it's so ridiculous." Jada Pinkett-Smith 8/2014
"I think I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that's what it's evolved into. And I'm just ecstatic about it." Jada Pinkett-Smith 8/2014
"When my husband of 20 years can't take his eyes off me? That's amazing." Jada Pinkett-Smith

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