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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Marriage In Crisis Over Margot Robbie?

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By Andrew Shuster |

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One of this week’s tabloids claims Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s marriage is in crisis over racy photos the actor took with Margot Robbie on the set of a movie in 2013. The story is both old and completely ridiculous. Gossip Cop can debunk the supposed marital drama.

In November 2013, pictures emerged of the Focus co-stars lifting up their shirts in a photo booth on the set of the movie. When the images first hit nearly five years ago, many tabloids alleged that Pinkett was furious and divorcing her husband for getting too cozy with his co-star. Not only did Gossip Cop bust the breakup rumors back then, but People also confirmed that Smith and Robbie “were just being silly” and his wife “knows it was nothing.” The New York Post similarly stated that Pinkett was “laughing off the episode.” As time has shown, the happy spouses are still together.

For some bizarre reason, the National Enquirer is rehashing the non-controversy all these years later. The unreliable tabloid alleges that Smith and Pinkett’s marriage “never recovered” after the photos of him and Robbie were released. “They haven’t really been together in recent years… and those leaked photos of Will and Margot were the hammer on the nail,” a supposed source tells the outlet.

In reality, Pinkett only had nice things to say about her husband’s co-star when their movie was released in February 2015. The actress even joked at the film’s premiere that she liked watching Smith’s love scenes with Robbie. “It’s kind of a nice voyeuristic way to see your man, but I am kind of weird in that way,” said the actress. In a separate interview at the time of the film’s release, Smith revealed that Pinkett told him to “get in shape” when she found out that Robbie was cast as his leading lady. Clearly, there was never any jealousy over his co-star.

As for the current state of the couple’s marriage, Pinkett revealed in an SiriusXM interview earlier this month that she and Smith will “never” get divorced. When asked about the frequent breakup rumors surrounding the couple, the actress responded, “I’m just, like, keep it coming. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.” And just a few weeks ago, Smith released a new song in which he raps, “Stop the divorce rumors and mind your damn business.”

Conclusion: The Enquirer’s report about Robbie having put Smith’s marriage in jeopardy is outdated and based on old claims that have repeatedly been debunked. Pinkett already demonstrated she’s a fan of her husband’s Focus co-star, who even reunited with him in 2016’s Suicide Squad. And in the past few weeks alone, both of the spouses have stressed their marriage is going strong. This premise of an impending divorce over years-old photos is simply absurd.

Sources

Down, Kathy Erich. “Will Smith & Margot Robbie 'Are Just Being Silly' in Suggestive Photos, Source Says.” People. 7 Nov. 2013.

"Will Smith caught in racy photos with 23-year-old co-star." New York Post. 6 Nov. 2013.

Esther, Lee. "Will Smith caught in racy photos with 23-year-old co-star." Us Weekly. 27 Feb. 2015.

Finn, Natalie. "Get a Load of What Jada Pinkett Smith Said When Will Smith Ended Up With ''Young, Hot and in Shape' Margot Robbie as a Co-Star." E! News. 9 Feb. 2015.

Miller, Mike. "Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why She and Will Smith Will 'Never' Get Divorced: 'We Are Family.'" People. 14 Jun. 2018.

Quinn, Dave. "Will Smith Addresses Jada Pinkett Divorce Rumors in New Song Ahead of World Cup Performance." People. 24 May 2018.