Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples as well as one of the longest-standing couples the industry has ever seen. And while most industry romances crumble under the strain of Hollywood’s flashing lights and crushing rumor mill, Will and Jada have remained together for 14 years. In Smith’s latest interview, he reveals how the loving couple has remained so strong after all these years.
“We make the effort to always put the family first,” Smith told People. “Being there for each other and being present with our kids is the most important thing. I take being a parent very seriously.”
The Smiths’ dedication to parenting has certainly made a difference in the lives of their three kids, Trey, Jaden and Willow. The loving couple knows they can always count on each other to be there for one another as well.
“What’s helped us is being supportive, no matter what the situation is,” Smith said. “I’m so lucky to have someone like Jada. She’s really an incredible woman, wife and mother.”
It’s the same luck and determination that has helped the couple weather the numerous rumors of marital trouble between them and helped them last long enough to celebrate their 15th anniversary in December.
When asked to explain what he’s come to love most about is wife, Smith replied, “she is just absolutely hard-core, like she absolutely is unfazed by the weight and the pressures of life. She is so calm and cool and easy in any situation. She can bear anything, and I just love that about her.”
We’re glad to see the Smith’s happily going on 15 years together and just like them, below are other enduring Hollywood couples who continue to beat the odds. –nicholas robinson