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Will & Jada Pinkett Smith

Kids' Fame at Root of

Summer Marriage Troubles

12/17/2011 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have bounced back from the separation rumors that plagued them earlier this year ... and TMZ has learned it was differing opinions on how to manage their superstar kids that caused the original strife.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ they are doing "wonderful" now -- but earlier this year, sources tell TMZ there was tension between the two over how best to manage the careers of Jaden and Willow.

We're told each had their own ideas for how things should be handled -- with Will pushing more for full-blown stardom and Jada leaning towards easing them in to things.

But our sources say that bad patch -- which included rumors Jada had an affair with Marc Anthony -- is now past them and things are back to normal.

Will's rep had no comment.

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charles    

x

939 days ago
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crimsonravven    

The best way to manage their careers is to stop. Neither one of those kids are talented. It's only because of the Smith name. Besides, daddy produced the movie and the video. That should say something right there.

939 days ago
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crimsonravven    

The best way to manage their careers is to stop. Neither one of those kids are talented. It's only because of the Smith name. Besides, daddy produced the movie and the video. That should say something right there.

939 days ago
49.

D    

Right,and I believe in the tooth fairy.

939 days ago
50.

Sharon    

Their children are superstars? What are the criteria for that? Oh, they've both made numerous blockbuster movies? No, that's not right. They've been acclaimed for their acting skills in movie after movie? No, that's not right. They've made albums that have gone platinum and sold out world tours? No, that's not right. Enlighten me. From this perspective, it seems they have well-known parents who keep pushing them into the spotlight and TMZ reporters whose vocabulary is limited.

939 days ago
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jwoolman    

The sad thing is that the kids aren't especially talented, just average or to be honest, below average in that department. Regular parents not in the biz wouldn't be pushing them at all, just enjoying their normal kid antics. These kids aren't the type who would have been picked up in a talent search or who would have won roles in open auditions. Just goes to show that parental love is also blind.

939 days ago
52.

osteenq    

I set we're setting the bar ridiculously low when it comes to using the term "superstar" these days.

939 days ago
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Joan K    

I think if they keep telling everyone that their kids are superstars that maybe some will start believeing it. Trouble is you eventually have to show you have talent and clearly these two little ego maniacs don't have it. Oh yeah I give this marriage another year at the most.

939 days ago
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Mav Da Pilot    

Superstar kid, really WTF? How about stop pushing your no talent, over-indulged A-hole on the world. I would rather be water boarded than watch your son in anything!

939 days ago
55.

mary    

The whole Smith Family is on my boycott list. They are second right after the Kardashians.

939 days ago
56.

SUN    

Hope this isnt a case of bordom on Jadas part... I think Will has always adored, and worshiped this woman, and sometimes we as humans take for granted a good thing.

939 days ago
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michellelisa1982    

IF they were SMART-they would have kept their children out of the showbizzzzness. U know the only way the made it to that level of success was because of their parents anyway.

939 days ago
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Julie    

Something isn't right with this family. Bearding rumors have swirled around them for years. Also, if it is Will pushing for fame for the kids and not Jada, why is Will's son by another woman not in the spotlight?

939 days ago
59.

janet    

Both of these obnoxious kids don't have any talent. Their mom and dad just happen to be in showbiz. That's their foot in the door and for no other reason.

939 days ago
60.

Louise    

Glad to hear it - I like them! :)

938 days ago
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