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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith divorce rumors get shutdown

It doesn’t take much to get a rumor going online and a divorce headline from a popular online-source is more than enough rumor-popping power to get a topic trending on Twitter. With that in mind, Will Smith isn’t about to stand idly by as media-sites claim that his marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith is coming to an end.

It seems that an earlier report written today by RadarOnline that claimed Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith might be getting a divorce isn’t true at all. We did not write-up the now debunked rumors that have spread like wildfire across the internet this morning, but other sites are busy adjusting their headlines and editing their previous claims.

After a few hours of silence on the matter, Smith took to Facebook to shutdown the “foolishness,” that was started by RadarOnline’s article on the couple.

“Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious),” Smith wrote Monday afternoon on Facebook to his fans. “But, so many people have extended me their ‘deepest condolences’ that I figured – ‘What the hell… I can be foolish, too!’ So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are… NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -).”

Smith added, “I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself! ‪#‎Dumb‬ People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s.”

Smith’s Wige, Jada Pinkett Smith, took to Twitter to spread the message tweeting, “My king has spoken.”

The article, written by RadarOnline, had the topic #WillandJada trending on Twitter for the better part of the morning. The site claimed that the 17-year marriage was coming to a close and that the duo would be, “ending their rocky marriage” and working “out a confidential settlement to protect their $240 million fortune.”

All of this came from anonymous source, which apparently also told RadarOnline that they duo are, “exhausted from trying to maintain the façade of a happy union,” adding, “They’ve decided to pull the plug in a carefully choreographed manner, [and] agree announcing their split at the end of the summer is the right move.”

Womp-womp.