Will Smith Cheating Story Not True: So-Called Flirty Photos With Margot Robbie Were Part of Movie Production

Source tells E! News that Jada Pinkett-Smith's husband of 16 years is "absolutely just friends" with his 23-year-old Focus costar

By Natalie Finn Nov 06, 2013 9:55 PMTags
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Will Smith didn't cheat on his wife of 16 years with his 23-year-old costar.

A source tells E! News that there is no truth to aStar cover story charging that Will had a flirty photo booth session that maybe led to something more with Australian actress Margot Robbie, his leading lady in Focus.

The report stems from pics—that were duly splashed on the tabloid's cover—of the two hamming it up in the booth.

"These pictures were commissioned by production. The entire cast and crew saw them taken," our source says. "The photo booth was on set all day for a bit of fun. It wasn't even a party—they were taken during the day and everyone knew about them. It was the last day of shooting."

The source adds: "Will and Margot are absolutely just friends, that is all."

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In Focus, which was shooting in New Orleans, Robbie plays an impressionable woman who gets caught up—and then becomes romantically involved—with Smith's veteran grifter. Kristen Stewart was previously attached to the role, but she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith tied the knot in 1997, the actor's second marriage, and are parents to son Jaden and daughter Willow. Will also has son Trey from his first marriage.

Jada described their marriage to Access Hollywood last year as "totally indestructible."

On The Queen Latifah Show in September, Will laughingly recalled getting a Google alert that he was getting divorced while lying in bed with his wife.

"It says, 'Jada Pinkett Smith files for divorce.' So I'm like, 'This is crazy!'" the 44-year-old actor recalled.

"It's hard in relationships in general when people expect it to be easy," Smith said. "It's not easy. It's the individual most difficult thing that you're ever going to do in your life—to try to handle the challenges of life and family and love, side by side for somebody for the rest of your life? It's a battle."

And all seemed to be going well on Halloween (although Willow might now be a little scarred), when Smith wrote on Facebook: "Happy Birthday, Willow! Our baby is 13 today. No more little ones in the house…. I think I'm gonna get Jada pregnant tonight."

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