Will Smith wasn’t divorced when he and Jada Pinkett Smith began their relationship.
In an interview with Access, Pinkett Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones opened up about how Smith was separated from his first wife, Sheree Zampino, but not quite divorced when the couple, who have been married for 20 years, started dating.
“I think initially when Will first called you, I think he was still married or he was just separated, or something, and I said, he’s not available to you,” Banfield-Jone said, after revealing she wasn’t the biggest fan of the 49-year-old actor at first.
“He was ‘div,’ ” Pinket Smith, 46, replied. “The ‘orced’ hadn’t happened yet.”