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Will Smith ‘heartbroken’ and ‘shocked’ by the revelations made by Jada Pinkett Smith

Katherine Sidnell

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Will Smith ‘heartbroken’ and ‘shocked’ by the revelations made by Jada Pinkett Smith

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Will Smith has said he is 'heartbroken' and 'shocked' over the revelations in his wife's new book.

Jada Pinkett Smith's memoir, Worthy, contains several sensitive admissions about her relationship with Will and even revealed that they have been separated for seven years.

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Written to podcaster Jay Shetty, the heart-breaking letter was read to Jada during the latest episode of the On Purpose podcast.

“I just turned the final page of Worthy,” penned Will, adding: “It is amazing to realize that despite having lived most of my life by your side, I still found myself shocked and stunned and caught off guard, laughing, then inspired, then heartbroken. I was all over the place.”

He continued: “It’s one thing to hear anecdotes at a family barbecue, but it was truly overwhelming to take in your story, potently condensed in this way.”

Jada Pinkett Smith's memoir revealed that her and Will separated in 2016. Credit: Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez / Stringer
Jada Pinkett Smith's memoir revealed that her and Will separated in 2016. Credit: Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez / Stringer
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Despite the fallout from Worthy, it seems Will holds no resentment towards his wife.

“I know it wasn’t easy to excavate the depths in that way. I applaud and honor you,” he wrote, signing off with: “If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more. I’ll start now. Welcome to the Authors Club. I love you endlessly. Now go get some Merlot and take a rest.”

Worthy is out today (17 October). Credit: Instagram/@jadapinkettsmith
Worthy is out today (17 October). Credit: Instagram/@jadapinkettsmith

His letter is unsurprisingly given the intense media scrutiny surrounding the couple and Jada's book.

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During her press tour, the Scream 2 actor even spoke about her previous relationship with rapper August Alsina as well as the infamous Oscars slap with Chris Rock.

Despite this, Jada seemed touched by the open letter and even laughed about certain passages.

“He knows I can’t have no Merlot!,” she quipped, adding: “That’s beautiful. That’s why I can’t divorce that joker.”

Tearfully, Jada said: “To hear him say that he would have hugged me more is me hearing him say he would have taken a bit more time to listen and understand.”

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Though the couple have separated, it seems the A-Listers have no plans to divorce.

Appearing in a previous interview with NBC's Hoda Kotb, Jada admitted: "I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce.

"We will work through whatever. And I just haven't been able to break that promise."

Worthy is out on 17 October.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Sex and Relationships

Katherine Sidnell
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