Jada Pinkett Smith, the actress and author of the upcoming memoir “Worthy”, has opened up about her relationship with the late rap legend Tupac Shakur. She said that they were “soulmates” but they never had any romantic sparks.
Jada and Tupac met at the Baltimore School for the Arts
The two stars became friends when they attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland in the mid-1980s. They shared a passion for music, poetry, and activism. They also supported each other through difficult times, such as when Tupac was convicted of sexual abuse in 1994 and Jada posted $100,000 bail for him.
Jada Pinkett Smith said that Tupac Shakur was her ‘soulmate’ but they never had any romantic sparks. She explained that their friendship was deeper than physical attraction. She said that they had “those moments” of romance together, but it never felt right.
Jada and Tupac were ‘a dynamic duo’ but not meant to be together
Jada Pinkett Smith said that she and Tupac Shakur had a special bond that transcended their lifetimes. She said that they were “a dynamic duo” but God made it impossible for them to be together. She said that their purpose was to inspire each other and others, not to be lovers.
She said that they might have been together in past lives, but in this one, they were better as friends. She said that there was no chemistry between them, and it was not just her feeling, but his too. She said that they tried to kiss once, but it was awkward and they laughed it off.
Jada and Tupac remained close until his death in 1996
Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur stayed in touch until his tragic death in September 1996. He was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas after attending a boxing match with Suge Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records. He died six days later at the age of 25.
Jada Pinkett Smith has honored Tupac Shakur’s memory over the years, by sharing his poems, letters, and photos on social media. She also appeared in his music videos for “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Temptations”. She said that he was one of the most influential people in her life, and she still misses him.
Jada has been married to Will Smith since 1997
Jada Pinkett Smith married Will Smith, the actor and rapper, in 1997. They have two children together: Jaden, 25, and Willow, 22. Will Smith also has a son from his previous marriage: Trey, 30. The couple has been open about their unconventional marriage, which includes periods of separation and infidelity.
Will Smith has admitted that he was jealous of Jada’s relationship with Tupac Shakur, and he regretted not being able to interact with him. He said that he felt insecure and intimidated by Tupac’s charisma and talent. He said that he wished he could have befriended him and learned from him.