Everybody’s been subject to rumors at one point or another, but the ones about celebrities tend to be the most outlandish.
Secret societies and cult rituals! Cloning factories! You name it.
But even so, when a Watch What Happens Live caller asked Jada Pinkett-Smith to address the “craziest” rumor about her … we didn’t quite expect this reply, which you can see in the video below!
Jada laughs with Andy Cohen and mulls it over for a moment.
“The craziest rumor? That Will and I are swingers.”
(Swingers, of course, are couples who meet with other couples and exchange sex partners)
We were a little surprised at that answer, but Jada certainly seems amused.
(And we guess that it would somehow fit with the rumor that Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith are both gay … somehow)
And she says that, even though she and Will have been together for ages, that rumor still somehow follows them.
“That’s the craziest one. … It’s constant.”
As to her general response to the rumor?
“And I’m like, ‘Yo, I wish!'”
For the record, being a swinger isn’t something that you’re born with.
If Jada and Will wanted to be swingers, they could be.
Jada Pinkett-Smith also responds to Andy Cohen’s next question, replying that she and Will have been together for 23 years.
That would be a long-ass time for a regular, non-celebrity couple to be married.
The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is 8 years.
The Smiths have been together for almost three marriages, basically.
Jada Pinkett-Smith has laughed off divorce rumors in the past, quashing them before they can pick up steam.
And they’ve also managed to basically avoid aging during that time.
Jada addressed how they’d managed to remain a couple for so long.
“I really think that Will and I just have amazing chemistry on a lot of different levels.”
That’s always good, of course.
“We love to laugh together, we love to learn together, and we just love each other.”
That’s so cute!
“We just have a good time together.”
Good — if you need to escape from your spouse to have a good time, you’re doing it wrong.
(Though you should still, you know, be an individual who can go out and have fun)
“Yeah, I guess that’s the secret. Yeah, we just really like each other!”
It’s funny, because a running joke among LGBT folks on social media is that straight couples don’t seem to like each other.
Married straight people often joke about their husbands being lazy or their wives nagging or call their spouse “the old ball and chain.”
Since many LGBT people had to campaign for years or decades for the simple right to marry their partner, it seemed perplexing to see couples who’d always had that right act resentful, as if they’d been paired up against their will.
It looks like Jada and Will just discovered one of the big “secrets” to happy same-sex marriages: actually liking your spouse.
The swinging is an entertaining story.
But we wonder if it’s a deflection.
When we think of rumors about the Smiths, we think of the rumor that they’re both Scientologists.
They’ve denied it, but it’s interesting that Jada doesn’t bring it up here.
Anyway, see her reaction below in this video: