In a recent candid interview with Rolling Out's Christal Jordan, Jada Pinkett Smith, famed for her role in "Girls Trip," shed light on her unique bond with the late hip-hop maestro Tupac Shakur. Amidst the whirlwind of speculation surrounding her portrayal of her relationship with Will Smith in her memoir, "Worthy," Jada opened up about the nature of her connection with Tupac.
Jordan probed if Jada ever viewed her relationship with Tupac as a "soulmate friendship" devoid of romance. Jada remarked, "Definitely, soulmates exist in various forms - children can be soulmates too. The romanticized 'soulmate' perception is narrow.
If past lives are real, Tupac and I must've shared a few." Her poignant revelation set the tone for a deeper dive into their bond.
Jada Debunks Tupac Romance Rumors
Addressing the long-standing rumor mill, Jada clarified that, although closely knit, she and Tupac never ventured into romantic territories.
She recounted their dynamics as deeply rooted in "friendship love chemistry," devoid of any romantic spark. Reflecting on the unyielding nature of their bond, she mentioned, "It felt as though a divine force wanted us to be a potent duo but ensured we never transcended friendship." The discussion also touched upon the recent arrest related to Tupac's tragic assassination in 1996.
Jada conveyed her anticipation for closure via an Instagram story, following the arrest of Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis, a key suspect. The charges insinuated Davis's potential involvement, if not as the shooter, then as a conspirator in Tupac's death.
In an unexpected disclosure, Jada unveiled her seven-year separation from actor Will Smith. Though legally still together, the couple has navigated life separately. This startling revelation ignited conversations about Will's impromptu reaction at the Oscars in 2022, where he confronted presenter Chris Rock. The incident, sprung from a light-hearted joke about Jada, took many by surprise, including Jada herself.