She has been married to actor and musician Will Smith since 1997.
They have two children together, son Jaden and daughter Willow.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have now been married for 20 years, while Fletcher wed football player “I would say [Fletcher] has been one of the main people in my life that has forced me to expand in a way that was beyond anything I imagined, and I’m so grateful,” Pinkett Smith told her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter, Willow Smith, after the sit-down.
Jada, who has a new show "Red Table Talk" on Facebook Watch, opened up about the early part of her relationship with Will because she said it taught her a lot about life, love, and ultimately motherhood.Not only was she in a new relationship with Will, she was also thrust into co-parenting his then-young son, Trey.’ He said, ‘I really liked her, mommy,’” Fletcher recalled.Pinkett Smith immediately began to cry, exclaiming, “Oh my God,” before Fletcher reached out her hand and thanked her “for loving my baby.” After Smith and Fletcher’s divorce was finalized in 1995, the two women eventually overcame their differences and learned to co-parent.In Los Angeles, Pinkett Smith inquired about the choreographer position for the television series In Living Color, created by actor Keenen Ivory Wayans, whom she met through Whitt, but the job was already taken by Rosie Perez.
Whitt helped Pinkett Smith find an acting agent and got her started in the industry by introducing her to many of her celebrity friends, including Wayans.
She made her feature film debut in Menace II Society (1993), starred in the comedy-drama film The Inkwell with Larenz Tate in 1994, and was subsequently featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996).
She has since starred in more than 20 feature films, including Set It Off (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Ali (2001), The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Bad Moms (2016), and Girls Trip (2017).
All these years later, the “Girls Trip” actress is now sitting down with Fletcher for her new web series “Red Table Talk” to have a candid conversation about the challenges of marriage and motherhood they overcame together. Will Smith and Fletcher’s son, Trey Smith, grew up alongside Pinkett Smith’s kids, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith ― the children are often pictured at events all together.
Pinkett Smith said that in hindsight, “because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce ... But Fletcher admitted that initially, she wasn’t on board with the idea of one big, happy family.
She began her career with a guest appearance on the short-lived sitcom True Colors in 1990.