Garcelle Beauvais's revelation about 'fling' with Will Smith is just one in a long line of steamy affairs
Garcelle Beauvais hinted at a fling in front of ex-wife Sheree Zampino on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'. So how many women has Will Smith dated?
Will Smith is loved for his roles in films like 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and 'Men in Black', but it is his relationships that are leaving the town in a tizzy. Black Hollywood veteran Garcelle Beauvais left everyone shocked when she confessed to dating Smith, that too in front of his ex-wife Sheree Zampino.
On Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', Smith's ex-wife made an appearance. In the episode, Beauvais casually mentioned how she dated him once. It all started when Zampino shed light on how she co-parented their son Trey with Smith even after he got married to Jada Pinkett-Smith. “Will and I, when we got divorced, we have never had a relationship that doesn’t have Trey in the center of it,” she said. Hinting on their fling, Beauvais said, “He was hot. He was a bachelor. I was single, you know? It happens in Hollywood.” Her words only added fire to the fuel about how the two dated after she posted an Instagram photo on his 50th birthday.
That brings us to a recollection of the past and how many women Smith has actually dated. The Hollywood hunk got married to Zampino in 1992 but they divorced in 1995. While they were married, rumors were rife that the actor was dating Tyra Banks after the two became friends in the 1990s and then starred together in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'. According to WhosDatedWho, the two were romantically involved between 1993 and 1994.
Soon after, Smith started dating Jada Pinkett Smith in 1995 after their eyes were locked on the sets of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend but it never materialized. Much later, Smith spoke about their connection in a 2018 Red Table Talk appearance and said, "I knew there was something in our energy that would be magic."
The two walked down the aisle in December 1997 in a private ceremony in Baltimore and have been going strong since then. Weathering all storms since the beginning, their 23-year marriage reflects how two souls can be beautifully bound together if they really want to.
A HuffPost Live interview in 2013 misrepresented Pinkett Smith's comments as them being in an "open marriage." "I’ve always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,'" she said. "Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man."
She later clarified it saying on social media, "Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship...This means we have a GROWN one."
The two built a life together since then and in a 2018 podcast with Rap Radar, she said, "We don't even say we're married anymore. We refer to ourselves as 'life partners', where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life." The couple has two children, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Willow Camille Reign Smith. With that strong a foundation, past lovers (or not) can't shake Will Smith's marriage, can they?