Will Smith Responds To Rumours Of Gay Affair With Fresh Prince Co-Star

Will Smith has been forced to deny rumours that he is gay after it has been alleged that he was once caught having s** with Duane Martin.
Credit: Alamy & Red Table Talk

Will Smith has been forced to deny rumours that he is gay after his ex-personal assistant claimed he walked in on the actor having s** with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star.

The King Richard actor, 55, has been making headlines in recent weeks after his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, revealed that the pair have been separated for seven years.

Shockingly, the Red Table Talk star claimed that on the night Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, it was the first time the Men in Black star had referred to her as his ‘wife’ in years.

Smith is now speaking out once again to deny fresh allegations that he slept with actor Duane Martin, 58, who appeared alongside the star in the TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Will Smith and Duane Martin.
Will Smith has been forced to deny rumours of an affair with fellow actor Duane Martin. Credit: Alamy

Brother Bilaal, who claims he is Smith’s former personal assistant, made the comments in a now-viral interview with internet personality Tasha K while promoting his book ‘Will Smith Demonic Circle’.

He alleges that he walked in on the I Am Legend actor and Martin engaging in a s**ual act in the latter’s dressing room.

“I opened the door to Duane’s dressing room and that’s when I see Duane having a*** s** with Will,” Bilaal claims.

“There was a couch and Will was bent over on the couch and Duane was standing up killing him, murdering him – it was murder in there.”

In a statement to TMZ, a spokesperson for Smith says that the story has been ‘completely fabricated’.

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Meanwhile, a source tells the news outlet that the Oscar-winning actor is ‘considering taking legal action’.

Martin has yet to publicly address the accusations made by Bilaal.

The actor, who has starred in TV shows such as All of Us and L.A.’s Finest, was married to actress Tisha Campbell from 1996 to 2020.

Elsewhere in Tasha K’s interview with Bilaal, the alleged former employee of Smith claims that he was instructed to keep ‘eyes on Will’ in the moments before he allegedly witnessed the s**ual act.

“‘I saw s**ual acts – there was one I walked in on,” he claims.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Men in Black star and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been separated for seven years. Credit: Alamy

Bilaal also went on to discuss Smith’s relationship with his estranged wife, Jada, describing her as ‘the woman that everybody wanted’.

He claimed that ‘Will needed that validation to have that type of woman’.

Discussing his own relationship with Smith, Bilaal said that the Focus star was not his friend but rather that he was Smith’s friend.

Following Pinkett Smith’s revelation about their marital estrangement, Smith broke his silence on their relationship.

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In an email to The New York Times, Smith said that his estranged wife’s comments were a wake-up call to him while adding that she is more ‘resilient, clever and compassionate’ than he’d realised.

“When you’ve been with someone for more than half of your life, a sort of emotional blindness sets in. And you can all too easily lose your sensitivity to their hidden nuances and subtle beauties,” he told the publication.

Pinkett Smith told the Today Show’s Hoda Kotb that her marriage to Smith came to a crossroads seven years ago.

“I think by the time we got to 2016 we were just exhausted with trying,” the actress recalled. “I think we were both kind of just still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be.”

She added: “I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through whatever. And I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.