Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett-Smith worked together on the 2005 children’s film “Madagascar” and its sequels. Since then, they’ve regularly crossed paths in their respective Hollywood circles, and Smith even refers to Rock as a “brother.” Still, this friendly association didn’t stop the comedian from trying to take things with Jada to a different level despite having known her husband, Will Smith, for years before he’d met the “Red Table Talk” founder. During an interview with People in October 2023, Jada revealed that Rock asked her out on a date. His offer came after multiple rumors swirled about the Smiths getting a divorce, something which has plagued the couple for years.
“I think every summer, all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce. And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce. So he called me, and basically, he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?’ I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumors,’” Jada recounted. It’s unknown whether or not Rock’s date request was before or after the Smiths secret separation 2016.
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