For her part, Jada, 52, remained firm in that belief, too.
“Here’s the thing about Will and I, it’s like, we are family, that’s never going down, it’s just not,” the Nutty Professor star said during a 2018 appearance on Sway in the Morning. “Because we are family—take out all that whole marriage, relationship, crap—at the end of the day, Will and I are family, I’m going to hold him down.”
As she noted, “It doesn’t matter, all that relationship and what people think, ideas of a husband and a partner and all that, man, whatever, at the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
Though the two have faced a couple bumps in the road publicly down the line—including Jada confirming her relationship with August Alsina during the couple’s separation and the aftermath of the 2022 Oscars ordeal—as Will noted, they’re committed to remaining by each other’s side.
“We don’t even say we’re married anymore,” the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star during a 2018 appearance on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast. “We refer to ourselves as ‘life partners,’ where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. There’s no deal breakers.”
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