Weird things everyone ignores about Will and Jada's marriage

Will Smith is a multi-faceted entertainer who's full of talent. Throughout his career, he has released some chart-topping musical hits, such as the catchy jam "Gettin' Jiggy With It," and he was also the star of the cult classic sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as several blockbuster movies. In 1997, he married Jada Pinkett — an actress who received critical acclaim for her roles in films, such as The Nutty Professor and Gotham. Since then, Smith and Pinkett have proven they have a bond that can't be broken. But their willingness to speak candidly about their relationship has revealed some questionable things about their unconventional union. Here are the weird things everyone ignores about their marriage. 

She enjoys watching his sex scenes

At the premiere of Smith's film Focus, Pinkett was asked how she felt about watching her husband's steamy sex scenes he filmed with his co-star, Margot Robbie. Unsurprisingly, Pinkett was completely unbothered by it all, and she revealed that she actually enjoyed watching all the action! 

While speaking to Extra, Pinkett struggled to find the words to express her enjoyment of the sex scenes when Smith jumped in and stated, "She a little freaky like that." Pinkett confirmed his statement by bashfully saying, "Unfortunately, he's right. It's kind of a nice voyeuristic way to see your man, but I am kind of weird in that way. That's a whole other conversation."

In fact, Pinkett practically served Smith to Robbie on a silver platter once she learned he would be starring alongside the "young and hot and in shape" Aussie actress. Smith told E! Online that Pinkett jokingly told him, "Boy don't embarrass me. Get in shape now.'"

She doesn't care if he's attracted to other women

Some wives may freak out over the mere thought of their spouse being attracted to someone else. But Pinkett is not your typical wife. During an interview with Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show (via Hollywood Reporter), the actress revealed that she and Smith freely talk about their crushes in the industry. "I'm not the kind of woman that believes that a man is not gonna be attracted to other women. I'm just not that girl. It's just not realistic," she said. "Just because your man is attracted to another woman does not mean he doesn't love you."

She went on to explain that if a man can't see the beauty in another woman, how would it be possible for him to see the beauty in the woman in his life? Kudos to Pinkett for being secure in her marriage and not feeling threatened by Smith's bevy of gorgeous co-stars!

They had a top secret wedding ceremony

Some celebs are all about having grandiose public weddings that later end up on the cover of tabloid magazines. But Pinkett and Smith took a different approach for their 1997 nuptials. After constantly telling her, "Let's get married," Pinkett finally agreed to Smith's proposal, and the two went into overdrive to plan their special day. Once they got engaged, the couple found out they were expecting their first child together, Jaden. The happy news about their bundle of joy, along with wedding planning, made things even more "hectic" for the couple, according to People magazine. However, they moved forward at lightning speed to make sure their wedding day went off without a hitch. 

To avoid the wedding being leaked to the media, the couple decided against sending out formal invitations. Instead, guests were told to fly to Baltimore, MD where they were holed up in posh hotel rooms at the Harbor Court and Tremont Plaza hotels. On the day of the ceremony, guests were handed envelopes with directions. They were told to give the envelopes to one of the 35 assigned limo drivers who then whisked them away to the secret wedding venue — The Cloisters, a gorgeous medieval-style castle near Baltimore.

They love talking about their sex life

In case you ever wondered what went down in Smith and Pinkett's bedroom... or the backseat of their limo, all you have to do is watch one of their interviews to get all the deets. These two are never too shy to lay it all out. No pun intended.

In an interview with Shape magazine (via Huffington Post), Pinkett gushed about the time she and Smith hooked up in a limo on their way to the Academy Awards. "Will started looking at me in this way that drives me wild," she said. "We started kissing passionately, and the next thing I knew, well, let's just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on."

Their frisky sex life was also the topic of discussion during a 2008 interview with Extra (via Huffington Post). When asked about her favorite beauty secret, Pinkett gleefully answered, "Lots of sex!" Well, that explains the eternal glow on her skin!

When asked how things between her and Smith stay so hot, the actress revealed "nice outfits and high heels" were the key to a happy marriage when speaking to Redbook magazine. She also said that she and Smith spend a lot of time talking to one another and going for walks at night.

Oh yeah, she also threw in going to "places outside that are comfortable to have sex" for good measure because it wouldn't be a Pinkett interview without some sex talk!

Did they have a trial separation?

They have dodged divorce rumors for several years, and in 2013, it seemed pretty certain that they were headed their separate ways. Radar Online (via Mirror) revealed the couple had allegedly begun a "trial separation." They hadn't been spotted together for months, and gossip rags also revealed the Hollywood power couple was living separate lives. Pinkett was reportedly staying at her brother's home, while Smith was living in New Orleans to be closer to the set of his movie, Focus.

Thankfully, either the rumors of a separation were all bologna or the couple was able to pull through their rough times. Since those sad reports about them living part were leaked, their marriage now appears to be more solid than ever.  

The have date night in their backyard

When you're big-time celebs like Smith and Pinkett, it's difficult to head out on the town without getting mauled by fans. So when these two want to have a quiet, romantic evening, they turn their home into the perfect date night setting.

While speaking to Health magazine, Pinkett said their estate is designed with "different places" in their yard where they can create a memorable experience. The actress said she once pitched an "Arabian tent," covered it with pillows, broke out with the wine, cheese, and candlelight, and turned their backyard into a beautiful date night venue. Sounds pretty romantic to us, and Smith reportedly likes all of her "really thought-out productions."

They met on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'

Not only was Smith the star of one of the most popular shows in the '90s, but the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is where he met the love of his life, too.

The year was 1990 when Pinkett moved from Baltimore to Hollywood and auditioned for the role of Smith's character's girlfriend. Sadly, she didn't get the part because producers thought her 5'0" frame was a bit too short for 6'2" Smith, according to an interview with People magazine.

While leaving the audition, Smith greeted Pinkett, but she was reportedly too "ticked off" that she didn't land the gig. They later realized they had a bunch of mutual friends. Their friendship blossomed throughout the years, and we all know how this happy story ended. Soon enough, the good pals became husband and wife!

She helped him get through his first divorce

Two years after they met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Smith tied the knot to his first wife, Sheree Fletcher. Smith and Fletcher's marriage was short-lived, but the former couple did have their son, Will III aka Trey,  before parting ways.

While dealing with the aftermath of his divorce, Smith and Pinkett became even closer. While speaking to People magazine, Pinkett said she "helped him understand what happened in his marriage," and soon thereafter, she realized Smith was her soulmate.

She called him her "safety net," and no matter what they went through together, he never turned his back on her. "No matter what, he'd be willing to work things out," she said, and the feeling of intense love was mutual. Smith said Pinkett was the first person, outside of his mother, whom he could share his thoughts with "so freely." These two are clearly a perfect match!

They live in a 25,000-square-foot compound

In true superstar fashion, Pinkett and Smith are living it up "big Willie style" in their 25,000-square-foot compound. It took them seven years to have the compound built from the ground up, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and the entire building process was "done by hand," Will said in an interview with Architectural Digest

The actor was inspired to design the home after visiting his Enemy of the State co-star, Gene Hackman's, home in Santa Fe. He fell in love with the home's design so much, he hired the same architect, Stephen Samuelson, to build the Smith family's Calabasas compound.

After purchasing a string of plots, workers began constructing the home on the 150-acres of land. To this day, they call it "a work in progress." As they grow and mature, the home "keeps on changing" to fit their needs.

In 2013, there were rumors the family had listed the $42 million home for sale, but the reports turned out to be bogus, according to E! Online. After all the work they put into their labor of love, we doubt they'll be ditching it anytime soon.

She admits they never agree on anything

One of the reasons they've been going strong for so long is because they never agree on anything, according to Pinkett. The actress told Redbook magazine if she says "black," Smith says "white," but their disagreements are what make them work. "No matter what side of the scale one is on, the other will switch to keep the balance," she revealed. "We crack up about it all the time. We hardly ever agree on anything, and we've learned to really respect that in our relationship."

They say opposites attract, and Smith and Pinkett's weird marriage is a true testament to that.