Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith's Rise to Ultimate Power Couple

What marriage troubles? With love, support – and a lot of hit movies – the twosome have maintained their reign as one of Hollywood's hottest unions

 photo | Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith

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Updated: Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 | 05:05 PM EDT By: Cara Lynn Shultz


Following his split from first wife Sheree Zampino, Will Smith – then a small-screen superstar, thanks to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – steps out with actress Jada Pinkett, whom he first met when she auditioned to play his girlfriend on the sitcom in 1990. "I helped him understand what happened in his marriage," Pinkett later tells PEOPLE in July 1996, "and he helped me see what happened in my relationship. He's become my best friend."