Have you ever been jealous of your partner’s friendships? If so, you’re not alone.
Will Smith recently admit he was jealous towards the close friendship between his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Celebs—they’re just like us!
The famous couple’s been married for almost 23 years. Tupac and Jada met in high school and became extremely close friends prior to his death in 1996, but they never dated each other.
Despite the fact that Jada and Tupac’s relationship was never romantic, Will admits that he struggled with their close friendship and that he even refused to speak to Tupac when he was around.
“F**k yeah, and that was in the early days,” Will said when he asked if he was ever jealous of their friendship.
He continued that this was a big regret for him, as he “could never open up to interact with ‘Pac,” and even though Jada encouraged them to hang out together they never connected and wouldn’t speak to each other.
Now, Will explains that he felt that he lacked confidence in himself at the time and felt threatened by Tupac’s love for Jada. “I wasn’t man enough to handle that relationship,” he says. He saw Tupac as better than him and couldn’t get over his insecurity, which led to the distance between the two that Will now regrets.
Jada says that she has always been open about her close friendship with Tupac, and speaks of him fondly. Now that Will’s finally admitted his regrets over his jealousy towards Tupac, maybe Jada and Will can bond together further over Tupac’s legacy.