Jada Pinkett Smith shocked fans on Wednesday with a bombshell People interview, revealing she and Will Smith, 55, are no longer a couple - and haven't been for a while.
The pair have put on a united front in the face of several showbiz storms in recent years; including Will slapping host Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars and demanding the comedian "keep my wife's name out of your f**king mouth" and Jada's affair with their 25-year-old son Jaden Smith's friend August Alsina, 31.
In an upcoming NBC News interview with Hoda Kotb to discuss her memoir 'Worthy', which airs in full on 13 October, Jada opened up further about the secret split.
"(We're) still trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership... In regards to, how do we present that to people? We hadn’t figured that out," she said of why the separation wasn't public knowledge.
"Why it fractured... that - that’s a lot of things... By the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying. I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be."
"I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through... whatever. I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”
Jada also revealed that Chris Rock asked her out years ago.
"I think every summer all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce," she explained to People. "And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce."
"So he called me and basically he was like, ‘I'd love to take you out.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren't you and Will getting a divorce?’."
"I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumours.’ He was appalled. And he profusely apologized and that was that.”
This is one wild Hollywood 'romance'.