Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Rumors She and Will Smith Are Swingers

For years, rumors that they’re swingers have circled around the marriage of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, and that being in the swinging lifestyle is what has kept their marriage going strong. Finally, Pinkett Smith is speaking about what she refers to as the most absurd rumor of them all.


In an appearance Thursday on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, she was asked what was the craziest rumor she’s ever heard about her family:

“The craziest rumor? That Will and I are swingers,” she said. “That’s the craziest one. It’s constant.


“And I’m like, ‘Yo, I wish!’”

The Smiths have been married for 23 years, and there have also long been rumors that Will is in the closet, Jada is a lesbian and they are each other’s “beard.” But Jada says that the secret to their long-lasting marriage is that they simply like each other and they have great chemistry.

“I really think that Will and I just have amazing chemistry on a lot of different levels. We love to laugh together, we love to learn together and we just love each other. We just have a good time together,” she said. “Yeah, I guess that’s the secret. Yeah, we just really like each other!”

Now, if only she can convince The Root writer Michael Harriot that they’re not Scientologists, which was the subject of our Slack conversation Thursday.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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Cariad Chávez

The only thing I feel any kinda way about is the Scientology thing. I think they probably have a companionate marriage, but who cares? After 23 years and counting of people trying to tear them down, they are still proud, together and happily boring. Good for them.