TAB: Will Smith’s Relationship with Duane Martin Threatening Marriage to Jada Pinkett

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By Michael Lewittes

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Star just doesn’t know when to let it go. The tabloid has reported over and over and over again that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are splitting, and yet the couple remains happily together. Still not learning when to quit, the mag takes a new, altogether ridiculous tactic this week, claiming that Smith’s close relationship with actor Duane Martin is the reason behind his supposedly impending divorce. Huh?

Yes, Star says Smith and his longtime pal “have been inseparable in recent months,” and their closeness is driving a wedge between him and Pinkett. A so-called “insider” for the tab claims, “Will spends significantly more time with Duane than he does with Jada and the kids. Jada is growing more upset about it.” Pinkett supposedly “can’t stand Will’s relationship with Duane,” adds another purported insider, who claims, “She feels like Will flaunts it in her face, hanging out with him every day and taking him on exotic vacations while she’s sitting home alone.” On one of these “exotic” trips, writes Star, Smith and Martin had dinner and listened to music at Flair restaurant in Trinidad and Tobago February 24. “It seemed like the perfect night out,” notes a source.

The friends’ “bromance” is allegedly causing so much strife between Smith and Pinkett that “it’s only a matter of time until one of them makes the split official and files for divorce,” claims another supposed insider. Uh-huh…

Here’s what’s actually going on. Star is desperately trying to save face after being wrong about Smith and Pinkett splitting, so they continue printing tales of the pair’s supposed marital discord, each one more absurd than the last. Last month they claimed Smith and Pinkett “split up the kids” (Smith and Jaden were filming a movie in Philadelphia); then the family was spotted together in Costa Rica, so Star concluded the duo was just “faking it for the kids;” and since the mag has officially run out of ideas, they’re now reporting that Smith is abandoning his family for his married pal. Needless to say, the tab’s latest attempt is “completely ridiculous and not true,” a source close to the couple tells Gossip Cop.

Even Martin’s wife, Tisha Campbell, is speaking out against the rumor, tweeting, “Usually I ignore negativity but I’m tired of the media attacking The Smiths. They’re an amazing couple and I wish ppl wld stop perpetuatin LIES. LEAVE THEM ALONE!” We’re curious to see how Star will attempt to keep this one going in the weeks to come.

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