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Will Smith's wife behind Mark-J.Lo split?

A US tabloid magazine claims that Will Smith caught his wife and Jennifer Lopez's husband in their home in Los Angeles. Despite the couple denying a split, cracks are beginning to show...

entertainment Updated: Aug 26, 2011 23:21 IST

As precedents in Hollywood go, the longer you're together the more vicious become tabloid attacks on your marriage. This is pretty much what is happening to Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's 14-year marriage.

Will Smith came home early to find wife Jada with J.Lo's ex-husband Marc Anthony and ran out crying.

Or so says the six-page cover story of US tabloid magazine In Touch Weekly titled, Jada steals J.Lo's husband!, which hit stands yesterday.

The article in In Touch alleges that the 42-year-old Hitch actor made a surprise visit to the house in early August 'under the cover of darkness' and found his wife with Marc, Daily Mail reports.

It doesn't name a source but claims that Smith then ran out of their Hidden Hills mansion in Los Angeles, distraught and in tears.

'Will didn't indicated exactly what he saw,' the magazine qoutes a source as saying and goes on to allege that Jada then moved out of their mansion the next day.

Smith then fired his staff for allegedly covering for Jada. The article goes on to say that "things have been a long time coming."

The sexual chemistry, visible to sources on the sets of Jada's show, was the first warning bell for Smith. The co-stars even took to tweeting about the fun they were having with each other on the sets of Hawthorne.

Jada is the executive producer of the show while Marc Anthony, who plays her lover, is the music producer.

Smith woke up to this 'reality' when Marc Anthony split from wife of seven years Jennifer Lopez. He 'couldn't ignore the timing' an insider tells the magazine, 'It was just too coincidental.'

The couple met on the sets of Will Smith's TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1990. She auditioned for the part of his girlfriend but was rejected for being too short.

They grew close after Jada became a shoulder for Smith's grief over the break-up of his first marriage. And the two married in a lavish ceremony in Baltimore in 1997.

HAPPIER TIMES: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith at a movie premiere

They have two children together - Jaden, 13, and Willow, ten.

In Touch Weekly released a pre-emptive statement, following which Will and Jada's reps went on record saying that the rumours were untrue and their "marriage was intact."

Smith's spokesperson released a statement saying, 'Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumours circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.'

While 39-year-old Jada's rep, Karynne Tencer, said 'All the rumours regarding Marc Anthony and Jada are false. Completely untrue.

'As for [the reports of a split between] Will and Jada, I'm not commenting on their personal life.'

Marc Anthony 'unequivocally' denied reports of his affair with Jada.

The couple are looking to take legal action against the tabloid magazine, Daily Mail reports.

Smith's son from his first marriage Trey Smith, 18, was the first to defend the couple.

'Will and Jada getting a DIVORCE .. NOT TRUE AT ALL !!'

'#Did #WillandJada split? No they did NOT split ! False information ..its not true RETWEET!!!'

'Honorary' member of the Smith family, Justin Bieber, also felt it right to tweet his support for the Smiths.

'Will and Jada are one of the best couples ever,' he tweeted adding #fact and #real.

The Never Say Never hitmaker is good friends with The Karate Kid actor and the couple's son, Jaden, and has performed with him.

First Published: Aug 26, 2011 17:43 IST