Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not headed to Splitsville. Well, not yet. The Hollywood power couple have pressed the pause button on divorce amidst rumors that there’s trouble in paradise.
Despite reports that love has been lost between Will Smith, 46, and Jada Pinkett Smith, 43, they’re not throwing in the towel just yet. While the parents to Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, have indeed come face to face with problems plaguing their relationship (yeah, that much buzzed about “open marriage”), a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY why they’re holding on to their 18-year union for the time being. Read on for all the details!
“Like any married couple that’s married a long time, Will and Jada have their moments where things aren’t always great,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “However, because of the kids, because of the financial aspect of what divorce does, and dividing assets, they are reluctant to go down that road.”
Not that we can blame them. Divorce blows. Just ask Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Frightful of the same shame and heartbreak Bennifer are probably feeling right now, Will and Jada are planning to keep it together for the moment. Which is good. Because we can’t possibly process another celeb breakup. (Ahem, Kourtney and Scott!)
“It would be very messy, would involve lots of lawyers, the cost, and the media scrutiny with that just isn’t worth it for them,” our insider explains about the Smiths. “They’d rather stay together and try to sort out their problems by working on them together. It’s never easy, but they will always try and fight hard for their marriage.”
This news comes off the heels of a rather shocking report, claiming the couple is gearing up to call it quits for good — and fighting over their combined $240 million fortune.
“Will and Jada’s marriage has spiraled out of control and she’s contemplating divorce. In May, she consulted a high-profile divorce attorney after things hit rock bottom for them. She will leave him if things continue down this path. And she is not messing around,” an tipster told Life & Style.
“They like to say they haven’t divorced because of the kids, but it’s mainly because of the assets,” the mag’s source said. “At this point, their marriage might as well be a business arrangement.” If that’s the case, then at least it’s working right?
— Evan Real, Reporting by Jon Boon