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Jada Pinkett scares off intruders during attempted burglary

Jada and her husband, Will Smith, have been navigating a complex relationship dynamic.

Jada Pinkett Smith sits opposite Hoda Kotb with a pensive look on her face
Faye James
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Jada Pinkett Smith experienced a startling security breach at her Los Angeles home this week while she was inside. 

According to TMZ, the incident unfolded around 8 p.m. earlier in the week when two hooded individuals scaled the balcony in an attempt to enter her residence. 

The intruders, however, were deterred upon realizing the home was not empty and swiftly vacated the premises. Law enforcement arrived post-haste, but the suspects had already vanished.

The motive behind the attempted break-in remains ambiguous, with investigations ongoing to determine whether Jada was specifically targeted or if this was part of a broader pattern of burglaries in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhoods. 

Jada looks very different with new outfit© Instagram
Jada fought off intruders in her home

In the wake of the incident, Jada has officially reported the attempted burglary to the authorities. The details regarding who was with Jada at the time of the attempt are not publicly disclosed. 

Jada and her husband, Will Smith, have been navigating a complex relationship dynamic. 

Through their highly-publicized struggles, the famous couple have remained strong© Alberto E. Rodriguez
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

In a candid conversation with Hoda Kotb on Today last fall, Jada opened up about the evolution of their marriage, stating that they have been leading "completely separate lives" since 2016 due to various challenges and a mutual exhaustion from continuous efforts to meet each other's expectations.

Yet, despite these revelations, Jada affirmed her commitment to their union during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. 

Photo shared by the Pratt Library in Baltimore of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and their kids Trey, Willow and Jaden at Jada's book tour for her memoir Worthy© Pratt Library / X
Photo shared by the Pratt Library in Baltimore of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and their kids Trey, Willow and Jaden at Jada's book tour for her memoir Worthy

Responding to Drew Barrymore's interpretation of her relationship's journey, Jada confirmed, "We're staying together forever," reflecting on their attempts to separate but ultimately choosing to remain united. 

The former couple have had an unsettling start to the year, and are both grieving the death of their four-legged friend Fang, who passed away on Tuesday January 23. 

Jada Pinkett Smith wearing a cream outfit © Getty
Jada appeared on Today again to clarify her comments

Jada took to Instagram the following morning to pay tribute to Fang, alongside a series of photos of their pet dog over the years. 

She wrote: "Last night we lost one of our furry sons Fang. He brought so much love into our family, our animal pack and community. Thank you Fang for 15 years of pure joy. We are going to miss you soooooo much." 

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