Yesterday, Will and Smith’s marriage was headline talk. Marc Anthony was the reason. All because InTouch magazine, citing an unnamed “insider,” reported the alleged separation online Tuesday and teased to its print edition for more information. It sent shock-waves as people screamed, “Oh no, not Will & Jada”. All morning the tongues wagged. All night the nightly news tabloids triumphed with some sickly glee about the end of their marriage.
Will & Jada announced through their reps: “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false,” the Smiths said Tuesday in a joint statement. “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
Us Weekly cited an “insider” alleging word of the split between Will, 42, and Jada, 39, to be “total” bull. Radar Online had an unidentified family member describing the couple as “totally together” and another source from Will’s production company saying, “All is good in their relationship.”
While the Ministry had queries out to the Smiths’ reps, who by midday Tuesday had not commented on the reports, TMZ appeared to have woken up Jada’s rep Karynne Tencer, getting the reply, “What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this … Lord. I’m going back to bed.”
A rep for Marc Anthony, recently separated from Jennifer Lopez and also Jada’s “HawthoRNe” costar, “unequivocally” denied to People any rumors linking Anthony and Smith — yes, those are out there too — adding, “Enough is enough. There are families involved, children involved, friendships involved. This is NOT true.”
Tencer also denied the Anthony-Smith rumors to People.
Rumors are certainly nothing new around Smith Central, which of course is home to famous kids Willow and Jaden Smith, she with the much-whipped hair and he of “Karate Kid” and Friend of Bieber fame.
“I’ve heard all the things — their marriage is not real, he’s gay, she’s gay, they swing,” Jada Pinkett Smith said on an Atlanta radio show in 2009.
“But at the end of the day, people have to believe what they have to believe. I’ll tell you what, it’s too hard to be in a pretend marriage. Life’s too short for that one.”
Yesterday was just proof that people are often happier to talk about good marriages gone bad than great marriages staying strong.
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