Jada Pinkett explains the reasons behind her decision not to divorce Will Smith

American actress and talk show host, Jada Pinkett Smith, has revealed why she cannot divorce her husband, Will Smith, despite the couple living “completely separate lives” since 2016.

Pinkett featured in the latest episode on the On Purpose podcast hosted by Jay Shetty.

The host read out a message from Will Smith applauding Pinkett’s memoir, ‘Worthy’, and reacting to her husband’s sweet review of her book, the actress said his sense of humour is why she can’t divorce “that joker.”

The host read: “I applaud and honour you. If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more. I’ll start now. Welcome to the authors club. I love you endlessly. Now go get some Merlot and take a rest.”

Jada Pinkett blushed: “Hahaha. He knows I can’t have no Merlot. That’s beautiful. That’s why I can’t divorce that joker [laughs].”

Pinkett recently disclosed in a clip from her forthcoming NBC News primetime special with Hoda Kotb that she and her husband, Will Smith, have been living separately since 2016.

“It was not a divorce on paper but it was a divorce. Since 2016, we have been living apart,” Pinkett said.