As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we will highlight what each member brings to the table along with their power ranking. Landing in at number two is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Full Name: Jada Pinkett-Smith
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Big Wig Affiliation: Tupac Shakur
Claim to Fame: Early in her career, Pinkett-Smith portrayed the role of “Lena James” on the hit 90s sitcom, “A Different World.”
Current Status: Alongside Will Smith, the actress is set to executive produce Queen Latifah’s forthcoming daytime talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, scheduled to debut Fall 2013.
Word for Word: “One of the things that I realized about Will is to keep it spontaneous. I surprise him, because he’s a thinker. He’s always thinking…So I always surprise him.” (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2010)
Full Name: Will Smith
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Big Wig Affiliation: Muhammad Ali
Claim to Fame: According to IMDB, Smith holds the record of appearing in the most consecutive $100 million-grossing movies.
Current Status: Earlier this year, Smith confirmed during an episode of BET’s 106 & Park, that he and co-star Martin Lawrence are on board for the third installment of “Bad Boys.”
Word for Word: "If you don't have a purpose for your relationship, if you don't have a place that you're going, something that you want to accomplish, something that you want to do, you can really get lost in the murk of the journey. There has to be a vision. Like, why are we together?" (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2010)