Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith once dated retired NBA star Grant Hill. The 47-year-old actress made the surprising revelation on her popular Red Table Talk web series on Facebook.

In response to a viewer-submitted question, Jada said Grant Hill was the first boyfriend she brought home to meet her family during the holidays.

It helped that he was a handsome pro basketball player in those days. He didn't have to try too hard to impress her family.

Jada is now married to actor Will Smith, the father of her children Willow and Jaden.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Grant Hill

Jada and Grant still keep in touch, but she reminded her Red Table viewers that Grant is happily married to his wife of 19 years, singer Tamia, the mother of his two daughters, Myla Grace and Leal Rose.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Nowadays Grant, 46, is co-owner and Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Hawks organization. When he's not doing charitable work in Atlanta, Grant adds to his extensive art collection from around the world.

Photos by Theo Wargo/Getty Images, Instagram.com

  • Reenaface

    Is this lady still talking? Jeez!????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They asked. She answered. As long as she doesn't drag this out, I don't have a problem with it.

  • Nina Ross

    Oh yaaasss! I know that’s right lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i still like Jada, but why does she continue to try to 'share' her dating history and name drop when the other parties have clearly moved on and show no interest in rehashing these long ago relationships, smh

  • KcoolMuziq

    Jada(whom I worked with and was a dream to be in her presence) had problems with Grant's family.They weren't to fond of her. But look how things worked out for the both of them.

  • Jussjess25

    Jada sure has a type..

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    She talks waaay to much.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "It helped that he was a handsome pro basketball player in those days. He didn't have to try too hard to impress her family."
    _______________________________

    I would think he wouldn't have had to try too hard because HE came from a solid family background... it's not like he was meeting Heathcliff & Claire. what an odd statement.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif

  • Scromes1212

    That man is married smh why bring this up? She didn’t learn from the Alfonso situation

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jada and Grant still keep in touch, but she reminded her Red Table viewers that Grant is happily married to his wife of 19 years, singer Tamia, the mother of his two daughters, Myla Grace and Leal Rose
    ____________________
    Good then your Dating stories ..... aren't needed Btych FOH ! Jada https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/164ad7cc338a739f7fc2d94294a2ffb67b75ae66872436dbe732bfb54ee4ae16.gif

  • HotInCleveland

    Odd couple.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This bytch ...... why is she even talking bout who she dated in high school chile .....something wrong with Jada I swear ..... she is a hexanbeast and got many damn fooled .....But I see her azz

  • FukkFolks2018

    he was a handsome pro basketball player in those days.
    ^^^^
    Depends when we are talking...when she took him. Hill didn't get drafted til 1994. He mighta still played for Duke then

  • Logan Roberts

    I know Grant thanking his lucky stars the relationship didn't work out ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... desperation to stay relevant is real ......

  • pecancandy

    Jada running her mouth again.

  • Guest

    Same thing I was thinking when I read it. Keep your stories to yourself.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ontopic .... this is the beautiful queen Grant Hill loves .... https://youtu.be/Uo_UmMRQ56g Dodged a bullet Grant with Jada cause Tamia is winner !!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile this is a married man ..... she crosses boundaries ...... passive with it ..... smh ........ out of pocket!!!!!

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Grant still looking GOODT...

    Jada why bring this up please worry about august please

  • Guest

    Apparently not.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jada full of shyt ...... she done emasculated da hell out of Will .... now she dragging other men to the red table ... shid .... Hexanbeast !!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c22bbb0726b55780d5b8daabf5e7ff036f5e7db69467497fbef25caabddf4b73.gif

  • Soda

    TeamTamia.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah man, seems sorta awkward, especially when you consider that Grant and Tamia don't really chase the limelight like that...

  • Guest

    I follow her on IG. I love their love for each other.

  • TMW

    “Dodged a bullet...”

    He surely did.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Sherice J

    Why is everyone skipping over the part that clearly says it was a submitted question. She just answered it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    submit these nuts ..... crossing boundaries .....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    who tf Oprah talking to, looking like this though??????? i can't with this expression chile! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    we see it... we're just killing time... Jada not checking for us, Lol!

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  • KcoolMuziq

    ?

  • Soda

    I learnt from him!

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  • Joy King

    If she didn’t tell us, we wouldn’t know it was a submitted question would we. So clearly this was something she CHOSE to let us know.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Dang! Who hasn't Jada dated??
    *L0l@ at Carlton who said to take him Off that list!*

  • Scromes1212

    He wanted no parts of that list lol that had to be embarrassing for her, the way he denied it smh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm disrespectful would be K. Michelle talking about how good Idris was at eating her ?. Especially since that man is in a whole other relationship...engaged to be married.

  • Guest

    Her ass acts like she is touched also.

  • Ang

    What’s up with her name dropping famous guys she supposedly dated lately? First Alfonso, now Grant. Neither of these men have ever mentioned Jada. She has also never mentioned either of them. For the past 20 years she’s been all over Will in public and working overtime to prove she’s step-mom of the century now she’s desperate to let everyone know she once had these guys. Both of them are happily married with children and not thinking about her. She’s looking desperate. I think it’s disrespectful. She’s getting publicity off other people. She still hasn’t learned to respect other people or their relationships. Sheree is probably sitting somewhere smirking saying “I tried to tell you guys about her but you wouldn’t listen.” She needs to leave Grant and Tamia alone. They’re one of the last remaining decent, lovely couples.

    Anyway this just makes me want to listen to Tamia. Enjoy. Tamia is so underrated.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFf_k_tqhQ&start_radio=1&list=RDQMDy5E7xUkJ2w

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oQxevHubqCw

  • FukkFolks2018

    She Unsung like hell.

    I agree. Their kids are much older. Like they may not have wanted them to ever know this? We don't know and hopefully the Hill's knew beforehand Grant was going to be mentioned

  • Ang

    Grant is probably pulling a Mariah right now say “I don’t know her” but I think he’s too nice to put out a statement...we’ll have to wait until Tamia does an interview ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Engaged is different from these folks been married 20 years with older kids. It's just not proper decorum. And K needs to stop embarrassing her son.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    blocked already? LMAO!!!!

  • Solstice

    Exactly!! ? So unnecessary. They both are married and the past is exactly that, the past! Out of all questions, I probably would have answered a different one and kept that little tidbit to myself.…?

  • Gloria

    Stop bringing up your exes!!!I don't care if its a question or not. Politely say thats in the past and keep it moving. If I were her husband, I'd be looking at her side ways.

  • Ang

    Right. Parents don’t tell their kids every person they dated in the past. Their kids don’t need to have kids at school asking them about their daddy dating Will Smith’s wife. There’s no reason for this. I have a feeling this is another situation like Alfonso where he thought they were hanging out and she made it into a date. That picture up top looks like he thinks he’s taking a pic with a fan/celebrity he kinda knows but not a friend.

  • Solstice

    I agree. I liked her better when she was a little more private.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    maybe this is her way of subliminally sending will the message that she had 'choices' (but i don't think he's listening/watching)

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Whutchu say, Dear?

  • Junkanoo

    This talk show isn't a good look for Jada she keeps bringing up shit from the past ,can't she get any acting parts. Jada is too sanctimonious to be a talk show host not every moment of her life is note worthy maybe to her kids and people easily entertained.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yet she still won't shut it up!

  • Ang

    You’re probably right. She needs to put those messages on a post-it on his bathroom mirror and leave other people out of it.

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  • ClaireHuxtable
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ang

    Man I love Mariah and her shade. She’s one of the few I give a pass to. She’s earned it and has the talent to back it up. She did not deserve to have the likes of Nicki Manaj questioning her relevance as an artist.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Amen ..... but her azz love to cross boundaries smh There should not be a story coming out her mouth about somebody else damn husband .... smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don't play ..... told ya it's a stalking yamp on here that stay stalking my azz thee same nutbag and she keeps making different logins ..... if it's new one sorry blocked ... IDGAF ....... that one is a damn fool ... and I ain't got time

  • Ang

    Tamia and Grant are soooo freaking cute. Jada needs to have several seats.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jkALk-4XE6k

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile cosign !!!!!!

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  • Ang

    I just love the way grant and Tamia interact. It’s so genuine...unlike another couple that shall remain nameless ??

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Grant said Tamia leaves it smoking chile ........ singing straight to him .... Love her https://youtu.be/QsXQOaf0LQo

  • Solstice

    Girl, I love her new song Leave It Smokin!! ??

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  • Solstice

    ???? This gif!! Yess ??

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    why you think da mess be in here ... that demon strolls through with a host of troll logins .... and most of those fraud trump trolls are some of her logins by the way .... that have been blocked ..... even tried stealing my damn login and using it on other sites ...... a straight nut ...... A fool !!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Getting it in !!!!!

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  • R in NYC

    I love me some Grant and Tamia is one of my favorite singers. If Jada had married Grant instead of Will maybe her kids would have been normal.

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  • BeUtFullSoul

    This GIF LOL!

  • stav

    On point!

  • What???

    Jada’s fightin hard to turn back her ho-clock but Father Time always wins. Give it up to the young hoez, Every dog had their day Jada, that thang is old.

  • Cali

    Wow, didn’t notice how much he looked like Will until now lol she has a type

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    yes!!!!!

  • QueenK

    I don't like her. She loves attention and has no class. She's always mentioning people's names for clout. Embarrassing smh

  • Yup, I said it

    She stay attention seeking with her hard face.

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Renee26

    Probably Whitney when she said "crack is whack" jk jk ?

  • Renee26

    You forgot the hashtag ?

  • QueenK

    She messed up her face for sure ????

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wait!!! Lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    Jada you are saying too much now

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Define "no one" because I know a few who would still do the nasty with Jada....no questions asked lol

  • Mrs. S. O.

    The other parties involved have never been asked either soooo we don't know how they feel lol

  • Mrs. S. O.

    The other parties involved have never been asked either soooo we don't know how they feel lol

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Chillllle, Grant Hill is a former NBA player with skeletons in his closet like everybody else. Never idolize any couple. I don't care or mind Jada mentioning this because it makes no difference today. Tons of people dated others prior to marriage.

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Chillllle, Grant Hill is a former NBA player with skeletons in his closet like everybody else. Never idolize any couple. I don't care or mind Jada mentioning this because it makes no difference today. Tons of people dated others prior to marriage.

  • Harley

    Please make her go away

  • Ang

    I don’t idolize anyone. Jada is just tacky and and thirsty.

  • What???

    Look, there’s always somebody who’ll do anybody but my point is her stock has plummeted unless she’s breakin bread. Anybody who does her without her paying is gonna find out the girl working at McDonald’s probably has better puzzy. There’s No reason to waste your time with that lil bone headed broad she pumped out two kids that think they’re hermaphrodites no thanks.

  • Lucky8

    You feel me? Between them and AJ Johnson I dont know.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l@post-it on his bathroom mirror! Or in his underwear drawer.

  • Dun Dilly

    Will wasn't enough man for her...she keeps bringing up exs.......

  • Chicagowise
  • Chicagowise

    Grant Hill is 10 times better looking than Will Smith.

  • Chicagowise

    Wow! Now, tell me what you really think! ??

  • justlooking

    Really not necessary.

    So mess dont need to said, what's the purpose?

  • Soda

    I dislike hashtags. ?

  • hi-liter

    He just wasn’t that in to you Jada....but you still did well with Will, count your blessings chile.

  • JustB

    She on my last nerve constantly reminiscing about her past relationships...if your married keep it to yourself for the sake of their marriage and yours...I find it disrespectful

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Grant Hill, Eazy E, Tupac, some white guy who's the son of a famous actress, and Wesley Snipes. Any others will be a surprise to me. Jada, take the rest of your secrets to the grave. I'm beginning to feel like she's lost in the shadow of Will and wants to reinvent herself. I don't get it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    "Wants to reinvent herself."

    Jada actually has reinvented herself quite nicely. RedTable is a MEGA hit & the highest rated show on Facebook. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62bc8ae72cbf829251060944581b7ba069cb805f41b2ba0494250ce3713d8d24.jpg

  • 11pink123

    I know Tamia at home like, keep my Husband name out yo mouth, just cause yours gay? back off of mine....

    She could’ve left his name out of it. That’s low key disrespectful. But whatever!

  • 11pink123

    Grant Hill is a real one. He already snapped back. ??? Posted a video of Tamia singing while he playing the piano. ? in other words he basically saying “f—k off Jada”... I love it!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Messy BOOTS that Jada Pinkett is???

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You think so ?

  • Munchosgirl

    What's normal?

  • Dahl

    Idk what husband likes to hear his wife referencing her past loves, regardless of the context. Some things just need to be left to a google search...

  • Judge Mental Will

    Grant can still get it!!! If im drunk Tamia can join!!

  • Chicagowise

    Yes, I do.

  • Ms..N

    Lol isn't that the premise of the show to have talks about everything in her life!

  • Ni Ni

    That woman is a nut!

  • Gail

    I sort of get why she's tooting her horn. I've done it myself (dated Michael Jai White back in the day). But she is with Will now...she came UP, so why cause problems?

  • cherrypie

    Damn...Grant is soooooo sexy. Then and Now. And Jada was so beautiful in her younger days.

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  • hottlanta

    Wait u dated Michael jai white. U dated a 747. Can u breathe on me please.

  • hottlanta

    Better ask Nick. He tried that ex lover thang réminiscening n maria shut it down quick. Call the lawyer put his stuff in a bag n on the curb.

  • hottlanta

    Jada sounds like robin givens. Robin goes around n talks about dating brad pitts n he has yet 2 admitting 2 dating her yet.

  • exlurker

    Lol

  • exlurker

    LOL

  • Vonn

    Ewwwww Eazy E.

  • Vonn

    Lawd Jenie, this gif is perfect!!

  • Bashi22

    I'm so happy Grant Hill marry Tamia

  • Bashi22

    I swear Will not paying her no attention he's out with his young love lol.

  • leapyearpisces

    Jada must be going through a mid-life crisis. She is slowly unraveling in front of us. One of the signs is always reminiscing on "what could have been" (great song by HER and Bryson Tiller by the way). I don't care how she dresses it, she keeps having all these memory lane revelations for a reason. I don't really think she is happy. Unfortunately, I don't think her marriage, kids, or career quite panned out like she thought, which is fine. If we all are honest, most of our lives did not turn out like we thought it would when we were younger, but you Thank GOD for what you have and make the best of what you have been blessed with, but when you are dumb rich, married to one of the biggest actors of all times, moderate success of your own, weird, YET EXTREMELY gifted kids, can have anything, or anyone you want (even within the confines, of your marriage), been places where other's will only ever get to see on TV or the internet, who can you actually tell that will understand and empathize for you when you say you are not fulfilled with your life, and that your life is not how you wanted to be???? I told people a long time ago, all Jada''s Confusius proverbs she was spewing, all this higher consciousness bull, was for her own benefit. She was trying to encourage and inspire herself.

  • Bashi22

    Thank you this analysis of Jada. I was thinking the same thing. I swear she thought marry Will Smith would have garner a mega career for her but Matrix was it she's ok actress just like Jlo and Grabriel Union just to name a few. Jlo had better run with choosing the girly movies, music, clothing empire and all her business venture. Will Smith is definitely not at home stroking her for sure. I think her fake marriage ( we don't label ourselves as married couple) is a sham.

  • leapyearpisces

    Oh yeah! I see right through her and Will. They are playing the "it's not what we SAY, but what we are NOT SAYING game". Will out here doing Shiggy challenges on historical landmarks in Budapest (probably filmed by his Dominican girlfriend), and she at that damn Ikea red table, with her mama and Willow looking like they are being held hostage. Girlllllll!!! If you don't gone and get your prenumpt agreement money, and move the hell on with your life.....Jayden and Tyler are more married than she and Will at this point. Jayden out here on his Chante' Moore ish talmbout he gotta man at home. LOLOLOLOLOL.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lolololol rofl

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Wow, it clearly states that she mentioned Grant Hill’s name in response to a viewer question.

    I initially thought Jada was just creating fodder for her show, but it’s much more substantial than that!

    Of course, you need buzz names, but the show is really her MEMOIRS LIVE! She mentioned Alphonso and Grant out of how many RT Talks?

    I recently binged watched several episodes, and I feel it’s pretty honest. I don’t easily fall for wordsmiths or fake sages (rather the illusion of one). I don’t care what they eat for breakfast, how they worship, or if they see other people!

    Jada is trying to grow, and with all of their money and success collectively, this is a woman and a family healing, finding their way (Hollywood wasn’t it!), struggling, and rebuilding their love and trust, while helping eons of people, who have dealt with similar challenges! My Take!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I don’t believe that many of these commenters have watched the talks, whole segments, not previews or excerpts, or just couldn’t stand her before mentioning TWO men, she said to have dated, and one she clearly didn’t!

    Like Erykah Badu, individuals who talk universally, people make these flawed (human) celebrities way more than they are...just like Cardi and how real she is when she’s actually quite fake!

    The Red Table Talks are a KNOCKOUT!

    The FB comments speaks volumes!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Her face has greatly improved, she must have pulled back. I used find her hard to look at, but it’s much better, well, to me!

  • KcoolMuziq

    A LOT of people are identifying with Jada’s talks and learning from her experiences. But at the same time some people can’t take hearing the TRUTH. It really says more about them than her.

  • Desi

    "I'm sorry that your man ain't home, um-ummmm."
    I'm puttin dat shyt on RIGHT NOW!

  • Bashi22

    Yes his Dominica ?? girl gets more traveling time with will. They was in Cuba ?? the other day too for his half marathon race. Jayden and Willow are free-spirited they grow themselves hence I can see the sexuality they chose to part take into. The Dominica girl is getting some of the matrimonial money for her not to talk.

  • Neicey

    Well Jennie you are interesting. Over the years I have made mental pictures of whom you really are. I have been in the garden for years and your comments could make a nut crack. I often wonder whom you really are ( when I am in the garden) and who you know in real life . But I'm no nut. So no unnecessary actions . I'm just speaking my truth . Kinda like Jada.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But Jada doesn't speak the truth .... so you may wanna use a better example bew ........glad you find me interesting ...... what you see is me bew ...... don't wonder ...... I keep it real ..... and if you have been in the garden for a while you should know .... Much love!!!! My fonts are clear and self explanatory ....... hell it may be interesting ...... but aye das me ....... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c84d5ad4c7f1ca2c5fb6e5372960c0b853ba26de03bff0897ced8652a91d80e.gif

  • Neicey

    Well. Jada feels she is speaking her truth. Just tryna stay close to topic. But yes your font is always straight forward. But still interesting. Yes I know I know. When I see your font I'm n for a treat. Your a gem in the garden. Only a few OG (original garden) left.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Only a few..... Chile..... we trying to hang in there!!!! Much lovve!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cda4925ca1d357264787be9b5ccd589f4b0940cb9442847e1840c0a193a331e3.gif

  • Judi Jupiter

    I know right? They are normal for these weird millenials running around out here. As long as they're not dope fiends or breaking the law, they're normal to me...

  • KcoolMuziq

    This right here....
    #TEAMJADA

  • Gina

    Jada needs to STFU

  • Gina

    I can understand why her kids are messed up in their heads...

  • cleopatra04

    Of course she is going to reminisce. Those were the good ole days when she had better options. Instead she chose to marry a homosexual man. Her husband is frolicking around the world with another homosexual man, Lewis Hamilton. It's embarrassing. But have Jada tell it, life is bliss. You can't fool the rest of the world if you can't even fool yourself.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Like what was the point?

    Tamia sitting there saying
    You might’ve had him once, but I got him all the time....(Monifa) ? ?

  • 11pink123

    You don’t speak on other people’s spouses. It’s just disrespectful. Tamia and Grant Hill have presented to us a beautiful Godly fairytale situation unlike Jadas satanic marriage. Nobody wants to see Grant Hill with no other woman but Tamia. So far he has been an example of a good black man, with a beautiful loving family and we should all be hoping and praying it stays that way. Jada is evil.

    You already know some woman don’t play, and will torture they husband over a bytch from the past and or over a future imaginary bytch that don’t even exist. Tamia is not as shy and sweet as she looks, she is goofy, silly but straight forward and got a mouth. Look at her Instagram.

    And any married couple knows this can lead to an Argument with the right wife.

  • 11pink123

    Just don’t bring up another woman’s husband, especially when the wife on 20 and you on 5. You just hating at that point.

  • Gail

    It was in CT for several months before he went to LA in the early 90's. He was actually a nice guy. Came from VERY humble beginnings. Has always been into martial arts- his mom's house had a wall full of trophies. No drama, no complaints...we just went our separate ways....bicoastal was not an option back in the day. I did keep his first head shots he gave me though. My husband of 25 years tells the story more than I do lol!

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  • Gail

    I just noticed that the pic is of jada, not tamia. Now THAT is messy.

  • Lady Elle

    Ohhh Jada shut up! Every week she got a story to tell reminiscing about something. She should have sang Reminisce instead of Mary J. Blige...dang!

  • hottlanta

    Awww luv the story but l luv your maturity giving him mad respect.

  • Sherice J

    Only insecure women would feel that way. She didn’t go past answering the question and even pointed out he was now and has been happily married. Be bitter elsewhere. Maybe your mad because you’re a woman with nuts.

  • hottlanta

    Remember when she was crying real tears for tupac last year. Will got a side pièce if he didnt leave after that.

  • Gail

    He earned his stripes. I remember the first time I saw him on screen, he was playing a criminal on America's Most Wanted. I fell out my chair lol.

  • WhooCares

    ????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Jada, Will, and Willow said their lives were fake, unauthentic, the work of his ego, in so many words!

    “They broke-up within their marriage, code for they separated for 2 years, but didn’t divorce.

    Hollywood success didn’t make them happy, but quite the opposite. They were broken, trying use things to mask their childhood pain and trauma, yada, yada, yada!

  • bella28498 .

    Ummmm she wouldn’t be calling my husband this bytch has a lot of nerves

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ok, I respect your opinion, and as a huge Tamia fan, I don’t know how this may have weighed with her?

    I don’t know if she’s friendly with Jada, or if they’ve ever had a conversation? Or, if Grant talks to Will or Jada?

    I think Grant spoke for the both of them with the post of him playing while Tamia sings, so Jada got told, he is with the best woman he could have possibly had!

    Tamia and Grant SEEM to have a great relationship, or they’ve weathered some storms, worked it out, and stayed together.

    Will and Jada said in countless ways how unhappy they’ve been, Willow shared her hollow points, and her mom talked about her drug addiction and domestic violence! Grant dodged a bullet because Jada admits she was broken, her brother co-signed!

    The Smiths’ failed on a personal level while being a super (media) couple, and admit it!

    You’re not a Jada or Smith Family fan, there’re celebrities I can’t stand, for sure!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You really think so? Maybe that's why she's in this head space lately.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Love Jada. Although I can't get into RTT consistently, I support her projects.

  • KcoolMuziq

    They’re being truthful and honest about their relations within the family. I don’t understand people are ALWAYS criticizing them. But when they tell the TRUTH it’s a problem.
    Will made that family rich and famous. Happy or not . Will is living his BEST life and they’re letting him.

  • hottlanta

    This is him in my fav Nikki video, Your Love. Those little girls are all of us the way they look at him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSFyrrhKj1Q

  • hottlanta

    She is sitting up and thinking bout all of the good pork butt she has had over the years. Some things you should take to your grave.

  • Crazy tee

    Jada love her some “ears” ???

  • 11pink123

    I actually used to like them until I seen this.

    Tamia don’t seem like the type to be friendly with exes. She seem like a one woman show to me....

    Considering they all famous, she should just have enough respect not to toss his name out there like that, knowing how the media can drag stuff and he got a wife and kids.

  • Desi

    Unsung. Because she wouldn't sell her soul to the devil.

  • LYRICS

    I love u Jada, but leave Tamia's husband's name out yo'mouf! All these years we had NO clue, shoulda kept it like that!!?

  • Gail

    Love it! He hasn't aged a day!

  • bella28498 .

    ?? @ pork butt

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  • Rhyme and Reason

    I so agree, Jada’s mom said it was a waste of time to set the record straight or dispell rumors or half-truths!

    Happiness is relative, and most people are NOT!

    Will has done an OUTSTANDING job with his career and generating wealth!

    As for their kids, their angst is NOT uncommon. I once saw Goldie Hawn on The View and she stated how rich kids by far have more problems than other kids. Mark Cuban said one of his greatest fears is that his kids will grow-up and be a-holes, ok!

    It’s textbook, not foreign or strange or ALL celebrity kids either!

    I love how Willow is growing from this, and her word of the day segment!

  • KcoolMuziq

    EVERYTHING U said is ON POINT!

    “I love how Willow is growing from this, and her word of the day segment”

    Willow(Will’s twin)has her fathers personality. But she’s more no nonsense like her mother Jada. I ADORE her she is so wise for her age. It’s no surprise Prince wanted to work with her.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I understand, she could have moved to another viewer question, but it was a good question that would be relatable to a wide audience.

    I knew she once dated Grant, and followed naming him as the first guy she brought home with he‘s happily married, and her mom said, “they have a beautiful family!”

    But, it’s how the media takes little comments, and build huge stories that spark negative public opinion, so Jada should be more mindful of mentioning celebrity old boyfriends or memories (on the set, etc.)!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Is she dying?? For some strange reason she just feels compelled to tell all her business that trashy nobodies concern not businesses but hers... Girl gone and enjoy Wills money with your children and parents and freaky friends...TMI...DAYUM....

  • Bashi22

    Yes he’s out with his Dominica ?? model girlfriend

  • Reenaface

    Body language is everything, in that pic of Grant and Jada posed together, she's leaning more into him than he is to her. He just so happens to have his arm draped casually on her back. Jada needs to stop it!

  • Evillene

    But Jada has been married almost as long too. It is weird. She's definitely oversharing but not intending to be disrespectful.

  • Evillene

    Ummm.....if Will is a homosexual then that would make two homosexuals in Jada's marriage

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  • WhoKnew

    Jada "neck-snapping, eye-rolling, non-acting" Smith need to take several seats at the red table. She comes off as a liar and then for 2 she comes off as a liar and lastly, welp, she comes off as a liar.

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  • TheOwley

    So?

  • Mrs. S. O.

    This sounds personal lol Did Jada take your man back in the day? lol

  • Rayscoty

    Maybe she the " Stranger" Tamia was singing about

  • Kimberly King

    I LOVE Tamia and Grant together. I like Jada, but she needs to sit this one out. Is something going on with Will and Jada? She keeps mentioning other people's husbands all of a sudden. Leave people's spouses OUT of your BS! If I were married, there's no way in hell I would mention a man of my past. Any guy that came before my husband is irrelevant. Period.

  • Guess Who

    AND?

    Why is she doing all this tell-all crap on her lame azz, one-sided show?

  • itsjismemelly

    he still looks good, happy for him and his loving wife tamia

  • Wreckognize Game

    Because she needs somebody to listen to all her BS

  • free

    for her personality, i shole don't see how she picked grant and will. grant dodged a bullet.

  • Vegas1989

    I don't know why she is talking about her past like that.. Smh??

  • Vegas1989

    I agree with you.

  • Shay

    lol