Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith never signed a prenuptial agreement.
The 52-year-old actress recently revealed she and the ‘Bad Boys’ star, 55, decided to live separate lives seven years ago and has now revealed they decided not to put down legal terms in a pre-marital document before they wed in 1997 as they never saw divorce as an option.
She told Parade in an interview to promote her new autobiography ‘Worthy’: “Listen, weddings are beautiful, but they can be very romanticised. I feel that was a very real moment for the two of us to look each other in the eyes, recognise that there would be tough times in this journey and to say to each other, ‘No matter what, we’re going to figure it out and that’s why we don’t need a prenup, because I’m making a promise that divorce won’t be necessary, that we will figure this out.’
“And we made that promise to each other without all of the bridal wedding beauty – it was just sitting on a log in his mother’s backyard, and going, ‘Hey.’ Having to really look at the possibility of us not being together.”
Jada now has an estimated net worth of $50 million, while Will is said to have at least $350 million.
Jada and Will secretly separated in 2016 after having children Jaden, 25, and Willow, 22, together and when they were nearly 20 years into their marriage.
She told of how they called in quits ahead of the release of her memoir and said she was stunned when Will slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars for joking about her shaved head as they hadn’t been together for years.
Will yelled at the 58-year-old comic: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth.”
But Jada has said he hadn’t referred to her as his “wife” for years prior to the slap.
She told the ‘Today’ show: “First of all, I’m really shocked, because mind you, I’m not there.
“We haven’t called each other husband and wife in a long time. I’m really worried for Will because I don’t know what’s going on.”
Despite their seven-year estrangement, Jada added she and Will have no plans to officially divorce.
She added on ‘Today’: “I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce.
“We will work through whatever. And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”