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Will Smith Says He And His Wife No Longer Consider Themselves A Married Couple

Rumors of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith splitting up have been swirling for years. The couple has been together for more than 20 years, and are apparently still going strong.

They're going so strong, they don't even use the term 'married' anymore, according to Smith.

Smith told TIDAL's 'Rap Radar' podcast that he and Pinkett Smith no longer refer to themselves as 'married' or as 'husband' and 'wife'. Apparently, they have outgrown the labels, because they realize now that they're in it for the long haul.

""We don't even say we're married anymore. 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," Smith said. "There's no deal breakers. There's nothing she could do—ever—nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death, and it feels so good to get to that space."

The 49-year-old rapper has even blasted the constant rumors about divorce in his new song. In the song 'In the Clique', he sang/rapped the lyrics, "Twenty years of swag y'all just witnessed / Stop the divorce rumors and mind your damn business."

It does look as though Smith and Pinkett Smith have defied the odds for a Hollywood couple. They seem to have found the secret to making it work that many celebrity couples can't seem to grasp.

One time, Pinkett Smith attributed their long-lasting marriage to building a happy foundation for their lives. "I've learned what makes a happy union," she said. "You have to learn your happiness individually."

The ' Girls Trip' actress notes that you can't depend on your spouse to make you happy, or to make you feel anything else.

"All these expectations we have in these partnerships I think is what's deteriorating our partnerships... All my childhood trauma, all my daddy issues that I was trying to bring into this marriage cause he's not my father, he's not meant to do that work, he is not meant to buoy me in a way that I can't for myself. And he had to go and do the same and when two people can come back together in their own happiness and just add to that happiness," she said.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith have always had rumors swirling around their marriage. One of the most persistent rumors is that the two are 'swingers', or that they have an open marriage. Neither of them have outwardly denied that they have an arrangement.

"People have to be married in a way that works. As couples, we really do have to see what is best for us," Pinkett Smith said to Lorraine of ITV in an interview.

When asked bluntly by Howard Stern in an interview, she said, "Here's the deal with that, Howard, you've got to trust who you're with. And at the end of the day, I'm not here to be anybody's watcher... He's a grown man. Here's what I trust -- I trust that the man that Will is, is the man of integrity. So, he's got all the freedom in the world. As long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay, I'm good."

Another key to the Smiths’ marriage is that the couple has been to counseling. “I’ve done a lot of marriage counselling," said Smith, according to The Sun. “What happens in a marriage once you do counselling, the truth comes out... When the truth comes out and people have to say who they are and what they think, you get to know who they are. I think that’s the cleansing before you get to the other side that is understanding and moving forward in our relationship.”

Whatever their ‘secret’ is, it seems to be working for them.

Source: E Online
Photos: Will Smith/Instagram, Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Jada Pinkett Smith/Twitter

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