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Is Jada Pinkett still Married? What happened to Her Boyfriend, Tupac? Movies and TV Shows

Is Jada Pinkett still Married? What happened to Her Boyfriend, Tupac? Movies and TV Shows

Facts of Jada Pinkett

Full Name: Jada Pinkett
Birth Date: September 18, 1971
Age: 52 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress
Country: United States
Horoscope: Virgo
Height: 4 feet 11 inches (1.50m)
HusbandWill Smith
MarriedWill Smith
Break UpDalvin DeGrate, Tupac Shakur, Wesley Snipes, August Alsina, Grant Hill, Todd 1
Net Worth$50 Million
Salary$150,000
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body Size35-25-36 inches
Birth PlaceBaltimore, Maryland
StatusMarried
GrandparentsRobsol Grant Pinkett and Shirley Nancy Crystal Holland while Gilbert Leslie Banfield and Marion Eliza Martin
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfrican-American, Creole-Barbadian, Creole-Jamaican
ReligionChristianity
EducationBaltimore School for the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts
FatherRobsol Pinkett, Jr.
MotherAdrienne Banfield-Norris
SiblingsCaleeb Pinkett
KidsJaden Smith and Willow Smith
Instagram Jada Pinkett Instagram
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An American actress and talk show host, Jada Pinkett rose to popularity as the co-host of the Facebook Watch talk show, Red Table Talk. She played in the popular movie Menace II Society as Ronnie in 1993.

Jada is popular as the lead singer and songwriter for the nu metal band, Wicked Wisdom. She was ranked as number two on The New York Times Best Seller list via her children’s book, Girls Hold Up This World

Early Life of Jada Pinkett

Jada Pinkett was born Jada Koren Pinkett in Baltimore, Maryland, United States on September 18, 1971. As of 2023, Pinkett is 52 years old. Every year Pinkett cuts her birthday cake on the 18th of September and her birth sign is Virgo. Her parents are Robsol Pinkett, Jr. (father) and Adrienne Banfield-Norris (mother). Pinkett’s mother is an actress and her father works as the owner of a construction company.

Jada Pinkett with her father
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her father (Photo: Pinterest)

She has a brother named Caleeb Pinkett, a film producer. Her paternal grandparents are Robsol Grant Pinkett and Shirley Nancy Crystal Holland while Gilbert Leslie Banfield and Marion Eliza Martin are her maternal grandparents. Pinkett has American citizenship and belongs to a mixed (African-American, Creole-Barbadian, Creole-Jamaican) ethnicity. She follows the Christian religion.

Jada Pinkett’s Education

Pinkett studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts and graduated with a major in dance and theatre in 1989. She also studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and left after a year to focus on acting.

Jada Pinkett’s Husband

Her ex-husband is Will Smith, an American actor and rapper. Jada met Will on the set of the TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994. She became friends with Will and started dating in 1996. Then, they tied the wedding knot in Baltimore, Maryland on 31st December 1997. The main reason behind their marriage is Jada’s pregnancy which she confessed on the Facebook series, Red Table Talk in October 2018.

Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner (Photo: Vanity Fair)

They had a non-monogamous marriage which was revealed in September 2021. In 2020, they revealed that they were separated and said they were only partners, not couples. When she appeared on the show, Today Show she revealed that she and Will have been separated for seven years.

Jada Pinkett And Tupac Shakur’s Relationship Timeline

In 1986, Jada dated a rapper, Tupac Shakur. Tupac and Jada met when they were studying at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Then, they started dating and they shared only a kiss. She described her kiss with Tupac as the most disgusting kiss of their lives and didn’t have any sexual chemistry. They were more of a friend than a lover and shared ups and downs with each other.

Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner (Photo: Pinterest)

Tupac and Jada dated until the sudden death of Shakur on September 13, 1996. Shakur died due to a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. During his death, Jada and Tupac weren’t speaking even though she was so much in love with him.

Her Past Relationships

She was in a relationship with Dalvin DeGrate, a musician, singer, and rapper. From 1991 to 1993, she was in a relationship with actor and martial artist, Wesley Snipes. They appeared as a couple in the 21st Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards in 1993. She was in a relationship with singer-songwriter, August Alsina.

Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her ex-partner (Photo: Pinterest)

In 2020, she had an affair with Alsina when she was still married to Will. In 2016, Alsina said that he dated her with Will’s permission. Jada claimed it was not with Will’s permission in an episode of Red Table Talk featuring Will Smith in July 2020. In 1993, she dated basketball star, Grant Hill. She had an encounter with Todd 1 in 1992.

Jada Pinkett, Mother of Two

She is a mother of a son and daughter. She and Will Smith gave birth to Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. Jaden, an American rapper and singer was born on July 8, 1998, while Willow was born on October 31, 2000, and she works as a singer and actress.

Jada Pinkett with her children and ex-partner
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her children and ex-partner (Photo: Vanity Fair)

Jada Pinkett’s Net Worth & Other Assets

Jada has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2023 which she earned through her professional career. Her salary is $150k per episode and she earned $35 million for Emancipation. She is endorsed by BabyCal and AIDS commercials.

 Jada Pinkett with her car
Caption: Jada Pinkett with her car (Photo: Vanity Fair)

Pinkett has a car collection of Rolls-Royce Wraith, Mercedes-Benz GLS Class, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Tesla Model X, Audi Q8, and GMC Yukon. Her house in Hidden Hills, California has six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. They paid $11.3 million for the mansion which has a refrigerated wine closet, a soundproof movie theater, and a game room with a wet bar.

Her Diagnosis of Alopecia

She suffered from Alopecia which causes extreme hair loss. In 2018, she first knew that she was suffering from alopecia when she had handfuls of hair in her hands in the shower. Due to this, she started wearing turbans and cutting her hair short followed by injecting steroids. When she started receiving steroids, somehow her hair fall decreased.

Her Diet and Workout Routine

In her diet routine, she eats oatmeal, chicken, and kale with an herbal tea for her breakfast. Pinkett consumes a sweet potato, mixed veggies, and a portion of nuts for protein in her lunch and a green salad with cashews or peanuts and grilled fish on top, such as salmon for her dinner.

She eats a blend of bananas, cacao chips, mint leaves, almond milk, spinach, and cashews. Pinkett does intense workouts and yoga to keep her body fit and fine. She does cardio, plank, and running in her exercise.

All about Jada Pinkett’s Feud

She had a feud with Chris Rock when he asked her out on a date in 2022. Chris asked her out when he heard about Jada and Will’s divorce. After that, Chris joked about her hair fall in Oscar 2022. Then, Will slaps him on the stage after that they talk to each other.

Jada and Gabrielle Union didn’t talk for two decades. In 1990, they stopped talking to each other because of a relative feud. So, they started getting awkward around each other and didn’t talk for almost 17 years.

Acting Career of Jada Pinkett

  • Pinkett made her acting debut in the series, True Colors in 1990.
  • She landed the role of Lena James in the NBC television sitcom, A Different World in 1991.
  • In 2003, she played the role of human rebel Niobe in the movie, The Matrix Reloaded.
  • In 1990, she played in the movie, Moe’s World as Natalie.
  • She appeared as the narrator and executive producer of the show, African Queens in 2023.
  • In 2022, she appeared in the show, The Equalizer as Jessie The Worm.
Jada Pinkett on the frame
Caption: Jada Pinkett on the frame (Photo: Vanity Fair)
  • In 2002, she founded the metal band, Wicked Wisdom with vocals like Pocket Honore, Cameron “Wirm” Graves, and Rio.
  • In 1994, she started Maja’s business venture with the Sister Power slogan.
  • Besides, she is the author of books like Worthy, Girls Hold Up This World, and Worthy Lib/E. 

Movies & TV Shows

She played in hit movies like Menace II Society, Jason’s Lyric, Demon Knight, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Welcome to Hollywood, and so on. Her popular TV shows are True Colors, Doogie Howser, M.D., A Different World, Carpool Karaoke: The Series, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, etc. 

Songs & Albums

She released hit songs like Bleed All Over Me, 1,000 Kisses, Yesterday Don’t Mean, Something Inside of Me, Set Me Free, Forgiven, Cruel Intentions, Burn, and many more. She released a hit album, Wicked Wisdom in 2006.

Awards & Nominations

  • She received nominations for many awards including the NAACP Image Award, Teen Choice Awards, Tony Awards, Prism Awards, and Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • In 2020, she won a nomination for Outstanding Informative Talk Show at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • She won the NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Host in a Talk in 2020.

FAQs of Jada Pinkett

How tall is Jada Pinkett?

Jada has a tall height of 4 feet 11 inches and her weight is 48kg. Her body measurement includes 35-25-36 inches. She has a beautiful pair of hazel colored eyes and dark brown hair. Her dress size is 4 (US) and her shoe size is 6 (US).

Does Jada Pinkett have tattoos?

Yes, Jada has tattoos. She pierced matching tattoos of blossoming lotuses in her arm.

Is Jada Smith a philanthropist?

Yes, she is a philanthropist. She is an active member of the Million Woman March in 1997. She donated $1 million to Baltimore School for the Arts in 2006.

Is Jada Smith a Vegan?

No, she is not vegan. She follows a vegetarian diet and sometimes eats meat and dairy products.