Dallasblack.com: The Real Reason Behind Jada Pinkett Smith & Gabrielle Union's 17-Year Feud Has Been Revealed And It's Very Petty


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The Real Reason Behind Jada Pinkett Smith & Gabrielle Union's 17-Year Feud Has Been Revealed And It's Very Petty

By: Monya Fleming

The Real Reason Behind Jada Pinkett Smith & Gabrielle Union's 17-Year Feud Has Been Revealed And It's Very Petty
Jada Pinkett Smith recently shocked fans when she revealed that she and Gabrielle Union had been on the outs for nearly two decades, but had recently reconciled. Now, a source is claiming to know the story behind Union and Pinkett Smith's beef!

Jada, who is currently promoting her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk", recently announced that she and Gabrielle were not "on the best of terms for seventeen years."

She didn't go into details on why they had a falling out, but there are reports it had to do with jealousy.

One site is claiming that Jada wasn't happy when Gabrielle landed a part in husband Will Smith’s movie, "Bad Boys II."

The site reported that when Union landed the role, she really wowed everyone one set. 

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Gossip in the City
reported the story as a blind item, stating, "[Short] had married [Actor]. Business arrangement that helped both their careers. Just a couple of years in, [Tall] got famous overnight." Apparently, "Tall" is supposed to refer to Gabrielle and "Short" is supposed to be Jada.

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The report continues, "Young, gorgeous, everyone wanted her ... including [Actor]! He snapped her up immediately for movie he was doing."

It does make sense on the timing, with "Bad Boys II being in 2003, which would have been around two years of filming. That would explain a beef between Union and Pinkett Smith for 17 years.

The site adds, "They got along great and everyone was commenting on how great they looked together, which released [expletive] off [Short]. Pure jealousy."

Jada recently shared, "She and I did not talk for 17 years and we could not remember when. There was just tension between us every time we would see each other. There was some moment that we had that just left a bad taste in both of our mouths. When we got on the phone to try to figure out what it was we could not figure it out!"

Gabrielle also discussed the feud during her appearance on the "Today" show.

She told Hoda Kotb, "Jada nor I ever used the word 'feud,' so it just became more of a media creation. Back in the day, neither one of us knows what originally took place back then, but the people that we had around us were like, 'Well, you know how she feels about you...' And then it was like, 'OK. Girl, bye.' For 17 years."

Union continued, "And even though we're both very outspoken women, we're both activists, our husbands are friends, I've worked with her husband -- we both felt we had too much pride and too much insecurities to just say, 'Hey, did that ever actually happen or was that a creation of someone else who did not want to see two women rise together?'"

Before I tell him I'm lactose intolerant... 👫🏾

Union said she and Smith discussed their "feud" when she stopped by the latter's new Facebook talk show, "Red Table Talk," and decided that setting aside their pride allowed them to merge their platforms and create even more change.

Jada Pinkett Smith @redtabletalk Premieres today on @facebookwatch. The actress says, "My mother is old school, Willow is new school, and I find myself right in the middle. 

The phone call between the two was what Jada called "a deeply healing moment."

“There are so many of us that hold onto stuff, that we don’t even know why we’re holding on,” she continued. “and we’re hurting ourselves more than we’re hurting the other person. The idea of releasing someone and releasing yourself, she and I felt so good about it.”
I GOT HER ON THE GRAM!! @jadapinkettsmith . 📸: @alansilfen

What do you think of Gabrielle and Jada's feud? 

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