Will Smith Commends Jada Pinkett Smith For Being ‘Ride-or-Die’

Will and Jada
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 30: Will Smith (L) and Jada Pinkett Smith (R) attend the premiere of Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” at Regency Village Theatre on November 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage)

Will Smith recently took a moment to reflect on the steadfast support he has received from his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, throughout their enduring marriage of over two decades. Speaking at a screening of his latest action-packed film “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” Smith openly acknowledged Jada’s pivotal role in his life.

Will Smith Praises Jada Pinkett Smith’s Unwavering Support

Reflecting on their journey together, Smith remarked, “I have always been blessed that there has never been a time in my life when I didn’t look to the side and have a ride or die right there,” emphasizing Jada’s resilience and loyalty. “Jada is one of the most gangsta ride-or-die’s I’ve ever had.”

Beyond his marital bond, Smith also spotlighted the enduring friendships he shares with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribieiro, underscoring the depth of his personal connections.

The love story between Will and Jada began in 1995, blossoming into a union that has weathered numerous storms. They exchanged vows on Dec. 31, 1997, in a heartfelt ceremony in Baltimore. Over the years, their family has expanded to include two children, Jaden, 25, and Willow, 23, while Will also embraces his role as a father to Trey, 31, from a previous marriage.

Despite facing challenges, including rumors of separation in 2016, Jada revealed in a candid 2023 interview that a pivotal moment at the 2022 Oscars served as a turning point in their relationship.

“I nearly didn’t even attend the Oscars that year, but I’m glad I did,” Jada disclosed, describing the incident as a “holy slap” that ultimately catalyzed positive change. “That moment of the s— hitting the fan is when you see where you really are.”

Her candid reflection on their journey resonated deeply, offering insight into the resilience of their bond. “After all those years trying to figure out if I would leave Will’s side, it took that slap for me to see I will never leave him,” she admitted about Smith. “Who knows where our relationship would be if that hadn’t happened?”