Star Magazine came out with a front page story, alleging that blockbuster actor Will Smith had a gay relationship with fellow actor Duane Martin, which is why his marriage to Jada has been reportedly falling apart. Now actress and wife of Duane, Tisha Campbell-Martin, is reportedly fed up with all of the gay rumors and is speaking out.
The former star of the ’90s hit sitcom “Martin,” who says that she usually ignores rumors, could not remain silent any longer, so she took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent:
Usually I ignore negativity but I’m tired of the media attacking TheSmiths. They’re n amazing couple n I wish ppl wld stop perpetuatin LIES N LEAVE THEM ALONE!
According to Tisha, she has heard the gay rumors about her husband before so the current ones are nothing new. The couple, who have been married for more than 15 years, have been subjected to rumors about not only her husband’s homosexuality but about her being subjected to domestic violence.
Tisha and Duane actually joked about the allegations back in 2007, when they were interviewed by Essence Magazine. Despite the rumors that have swirled around the couple, Tisha and Duane have remained devoted to each other and to their two children, one of whom has autism.
Meanwhile, Will’s questionable sexual preference has been gossiped about for years. The whispers actually began after he appeared in his first major motion picture back in 1993, when he played a gay con artist in the film “Six Degrees of Separation.”
Will’s character was supposed to engage in a full homosexual love scene in the film, but after he landed the part, he was not onboard with the idea. Will’s character was also supposed to lock lips with a Caucasian man, but at the time, the 43-year-old balked, so mirrors and trick camera angles made it appear as if Will’s character kissed the male actor.
Will hasn’t been the only one rumored to be gay.
For years, rumors have abounded that Jada is a closet lesbian and both Will and Jada have kept their “down-low relationship” open.
Now Will and Duane’s longtime friendship has tongues wagging, suggesting they are involved in a “bromance.” According to Star, Will and Duane have taken one too many vacations together that include trips to Sin City Las Vegas, Miami, and supposedly a private cruise in Trinidad while Tisha and Jada sat at home.
An eyewitness claims that the pair dined at a Trinidad eatery on February 24, and that “it was clear Will and Duane both arrived and left together.” Another source swears that Jada hates that Will is “taking him on exotic vacations while she’s sitting home alone.” She allegedly “can’t stand [his] relationship with Duane” and feels that he “flaunts it in her face.”
Over the past year, there has been countless speculation that Will and Jada’s 14-year marriage has run its course. Now a source allegedly told Star Magazine that the union is in fact “completely fractured” and that the more time Will spends with Duane, the more strain he places on his marriage to Jada.
So the question remains, will the rumors continue to rage between Will and Duane?
The unidentified source laments, “It’s only a matter of time until one of them makes the split official and files for divorce.”