Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have one of the more enduring marriages in Hollywood, but is all that coming to an end? According to HollywoodLife, the pair is selling their $42-million California home in preparation for divorce.
Luckily, the gossip site’s sources just pulled that one out of you-know-where. Pinket Smith’s rep told the New York Daily News that they’re definitely not divorcing.
“This is false. Their home is not on the market,” publicist Karynne Tencer said.
Rumors of a separation have dogged the pair over their 16-year union, especially after Pinkett Smith alluded to an open marriage during an interview earlier this year.
“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,'” she told The Huffington Post. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
She later cleared up the rumors on Facebook.
“Here is how I will change my statement… Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so,” she wrote. “This does NOT mean we have an open relationship… this means we have a GROWN one.”
And having a “grown” relationship means that divorce isn’t an option.
“What I found is divorce just can’t be an option,” Smith told Ellen DeGeneres in 2008. “It’s merely that simple. And I think that’s the problem with Los Angeles. There are so many options. So a huge part of the success for Jada and I is that we just removed the other options.”