UPDATE (8/3/15 5:21 pm ET):
Will Smith has denied claims that he's divorcing wife Jada Pinkett Smith, writing on Facebook:
Jada Pinkett Smith is the first to admit that marriage is hard work.
The 43-year-old, who's been plagued by rumors that she's divorcing husband-of-17-years Will Smith, recently confessed, "Marriages go through shifts. And relationships go through shifts because in life, things shift."
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The actress also told American Way magazine that the longtime couple are used to the rumors. "Every year there’s a new one. And I’m like, ‘Here we go. Get ready. Are ya holdin’ on tight?'"
During those shifts, "people are automatically like, ‘What’s going on? They must be getting a divorce.’ Well, no," Jada explained. "But when people feel those shifts and there’s a mystery, they have to fill it with something."
Jada and Will with their kids Jaden and Willow. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While constant reports of marital strife would weigh heavily on most people, the mother-of-two said she's lucky compared to most people. "There are mothers out there losing their sons, their husbands, their daughters," she shared.
"I’m blessed. So scrutinize me. I’ll take that any day over what the majority of my people are dealing with on a daily basis. I dare not complain. Hollywood scrutiny has nothing on what I’ve survived just to be here."