Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Divorce: Laura Wasser Reportedly Retained By Jada
Despite denying divorce rumors back in August, it appears that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith may be finally going their separate ways -- at least according to In Touch Weekly.
The magazine is reporting that Jada Smith recently met with celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has represented the likes of Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, and Kim Kardashian.
A source tells In Touch that Smith has "finally begun to take steps to dissolve their marriage," even reportedly turning down a role in Keanu Reeves directorial debut to spend time with her kids during this "difficult time."
The magazine first reported that Will and Jada had separated in August after 13 years of marriage. The pair issued a statement in response to the allegations: "Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact."
The star couple have two kids, Jaden and Willow -- whose careers were reportedly at the root of the Smiths' marital problems -- and Will Smith has one son from a previous marriage.
If Jada has indeed met with Wasser, she'll be in good hands. Here are 10 other celebrities that Wasser has represented:
Wasser <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2010-09-29/entertainment/celebrity.lawyer.wasser_1_divorce-lawyer-stars-dissolution?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">represented</a> Angelina Jolie in her 2003 divorce from Billy Bob Thorton.
Wasser is <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/15/kim-kardashian-lawyer-laura-wasser-prenup-marriage-real/" target="_hplink">representing</a> Kim Kardashian in her pending divorce from Kris Humphries.
Wasser represented Britney Spears in her 2006 divorce from Kevin Federline.
Wasser is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/19/maria-shriver-hires-celeb_n_864361.html" target="_hplink">representing</a> Maria Shriver in her pending divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Wasser <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ryan-reynolds-scarlett-johanssons-divorce-finalized-201117" target="_hplink">represented</a> Ryan Reynolds in his 2011 divorce from Scarlett Johansson. The couple was married for two years.
Wasser is <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/16/kobe-bryant-wife-divorce/" target="_hplink">co-representing</a> Vanessa Bryant (with Samantha Klein) in her pending 2011 divorce from Kobe Bryant. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/02/possible-reconciliation-for-kobe-bryant/" target="_hplink">Rumors of a potential reconciliation</a> between the Lakers star and his estranged wife have since emerged.
Wasser <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/07/britney-spears-files-for-divorce/" target="_hplink">represented</a> Sutherland in his divorce from Elizabeth Kelly Winn in 2008.
Wasser <a href="http://images.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/aguileradivorce.pdf" target="_hplink">represented</a> Christina Aguilera in her 2010 divorce from Jordan Bratman.
Wasser <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/10/report-kim-kardashian-kris-humphries-divorcing/" target="_hplink">represented</a> Mariah Carey in her 1997 divorce from Tommy Mottolla.
Wasser <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/05/kate-walsh-divorce-settlement-laura-wasser-alex-young-greys-anatomy/" target="_hplink">represented</a> Kate Walsh in her 2010 divorce from Alex Young.