5 Most Shocking Confessions From Will Smith & His Family

Will Smith is one of the most complicated celebrities around. In his heyday, he basically defined our pop culture landscape with everything from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Independence Day and Men in Black. These days, he struggles to find real hits, turning out forgettable dreck like After Earth or the generic sci-fi action flick Gemini Man.

At this point, it’s fair to say that Will Smith is more entertaining behind-the-scenes rather than on the screen. That’s largely due to the shocking confessions that he and his family keep making!

Ready for some confessions that will completely change how you view Will Smith and his family? Buckle up: this is going to be a bumpy ride!

Will Smith confirmed his bitter feud with ‘Aunt Viv’ actress

The world first discovered Will Smith in the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show’s humor mostly came from the fish-out-of-water hijinks that Smith’s character got into with his wealthy relatives. Along the way, he helped audiences learn the value of loving and respecting their family.

When the camera wasn’t rolling, though, Smith had a real beef with one member of his fictional family: Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Vivian. Smith thinks this is her fault, and as E! News reports, he told an Atlanta radio station that “Janet Hubert wanted the show to be ‘The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show,’” and that, “She said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’”

As for Hubert, she later told TMZ that Smith probably had her fired from the show and that Smith “is still an egomaniac and has not grown up.” She then promised to never appear on a Bel Air reunion unless Smith apologized. Given her appearance in the 2020 HBO Max reunion, we can only guess Smith found a way to apologize.

Will confessed he and Jada Pinkett Smith have an open marriage

Celebrity gossip columnists used to drive themselves crazy trying to figure out the relationship between Will Smith and his longtime wife Jada Pinkett Smith, whom he married in 1997.

After Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she had an affair with singer August Alsina on her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk in July 2020, Will decided to open the book on their marriage by revealing an even bigger shocker.

In his November 2021 memoir Will, Smith confessed that both he and Jada had engaged in extramarital affairs and in fact have an open marriage. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody… But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”