Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith seem to have it all: successful careers, a family, a business, and a foundation. The couple have been together for over 20 years and are still going strong. Unlike many Hollywood relationships that fall apart, Will and Jada are committed to working on their marriage, even when things get tough. We’ve rounded up 10 things you might not know about the blissful couple!
10. How They Met
Will met Jada in 1994 when she auditioned to play his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Although Jada didn’t get the part because the casting director thought she was too short, she and Will became friends. Will once revealed in an interview that he and Jada connected intellectually, but that she didn’t get his sense of humor for a long time. After a while, Jada changed her mind about Will. “After we had known each other for many years, we went out for dinner one night with mutual friends and I saw that he had grown from this lanky kid to this really responsible man,” Jada said in an interview. “We started courting each other and our friendship turned into romance.”