Reports that Men in Black” star Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have reportedly ended their 13-year marriage was disproved on Wednesday as the happy couple, often viewed as one of Hollywood’s few stable couples debunked the claim by going for a shopping spree
In Touch Weekly reported Tuesday that the pair has called it quits, but details are few and far between. TMZ reached out to Pinkett Smith’s rep, who expressed confusion by the In Touch Weekly news.
The smiling Hollywood couple put on a united front as they went shopping in Malibu this morning, laughing and chatting with fans as they were snapped by the eager paparazzi.
It comes after the couple yesterday denied reports their marriage is in trouble and that Jada has had on off-screen fling with her Hawthorne co-star Marc Anthony and now estranged husband of Jennifer Lopez
Will and Jada yesterday categorically denied the damning claims made by InTouch magazine, which published the explosive story in full today.
Anthony’s spokesman also ‘unequivocally’ dismissed the allegations as false.
Will insisted their marriage was very much ‘intact’ in his statement while Jada’s representative denied the liaison with Anthony, but refused to comment on Will and Jada’s personal life.
The couple, who have children Willow and Jaden together, are clearly keen to show the world they are still very much together.
They were pictured today at the luxury homeware store, the Malibu Colony Company.
Smith and Pinkett Smith were first acquainted on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” They tied the knot in December 1997 and have two children together.
Pinkett Smith is also the stepmother of Smith’s older son from the actor’s first marriage.
In 2008, Smith appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said divorce would not be an option for him.
“What I found is divorce just can’t be an option,” Smith told the television show host. “It’s really that simple. And I think that’s the problem with L.A.: there are so many options. So a huge part of the success for [Pinkett Smith] and I is that we just removed the other options.”
Smith went on to say that the trick to his marriage was pursuing happiness.
“We’re like listen, we’re going to be together one way or the other so we might as well try to be happy,” Smith said.
Sources: AFP, Mail