Will & Jada Smith Deny Split, But Not Very Convincingly

Will SmithRumors and speculation have been flying all day that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, one of Hollywood's seemingly strongest couples, have split. In Touch published the report, and like wildfire, people spread the news no one is quite sure is true, and no one wants to believe is true. Their friends and family adamantly denied it, but Will and Jada were strangely silent most of the day. Then finally, late this afternoon, they issued a statement shooting down the rumors.

Phew! But not really. While I want to let out a big sigh of relief and believe they're just as happy as they always look and seem, I'm not convinced. Their statement didn't help.

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In the joint statement to Access Hollywood, the couple said:

Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact

Intact? That's it? I was hoping for something more along the lines of: No way! We're madly passionately in love and this is the most ridiculous thing we've ever heard! -- not that they're "together." It just sounds so sterile and so lacking in love ... and so open for wiggle room down the line.

Plus, that's not the only rumor that's making the rounds concerning this couple. People reports that some say Jada may be hooking up with her HawthoRNe co-star, Marc Anthony. Ew if that's true, but usually when multiple rumors start flying, there's typically something there ... somewhere.

While Jada's rep shot down the Anthony rumors (I so want to believe her), she didn't do anything to deny the couple's split. She said, "As for [the reports of a split between] Will and Jada, I'm not commenting on their personal life." If it's great, then why not?

I don't want to believe there is trouble brewing in their relationship, but we've just seen too many cases in the past in which unbelievable rumors start flying, denials are issued, and then ... the truth comes out and then we watch as the couple tearfully recounts what went wrong. I hope that's not the case with Will and Jada, but I won't be surprised if it is either.

Do you think the rumors about Will and Jada Smith separating are true or completely false? What do you think of their denial?


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