Their marriage has been the subject of speculation for the past year, but Jada Pinkett Smith is ready to let everyone know that she and Will Smith are just fine. So fine that they are already making plans for their 20th anniversary.
She told Extra: “We”re going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we”re starting to plan now for a big 20th year”.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have been married for 18 years
Asked about the secret to a happy union, the Hollywood beauty replied: “Your partner has to be your best, best, friend. And he”s my best friend.”
The mother-of-two was also asked if she had any advice for Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine who tied the knot with model Behati Prinsloo on Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Her response was: “You have to have kind of a warrior mentality. You have to be a solider for love.
“You have to be able to withstand tough times and just because the tough times come doesn”t mean it”s time to stop… it means it”s time to dig in.”
Jada Pinkett Smith advises young couple to “dig in” during the tough times
By “digging in” Jada may have been referring to last year”s publication of pictures showing Will and his Focus co-star Margot Robbie larking around at a wrap party for the film.
Margot denied that anything untoward had gone on, saying on Twitter that she and Will had been just ” goofing around”.
She wrote: “Been working non-stop, just catching my breath. There”s absolutely no truth to the ridiculous rumor…”
“…It”s disappointing that goofing around on set could be taken so out of context.”
On this occasion, Jada kept a dignified silence throughout, only responding by being seen with Will and their children, Wilow and Jaden, at a series of family events. The couple stayed close together at a party for Will”s 21-year-old son Trey, who is from a previous relationship.
However, a few years ago, in 2011, the couple became so about rumours of a split – this time linking Jada to salsa king Marc Anthony – that they issued a strongly worded statement of denial.