Do Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Pass the Green Line Test?

A social media theory that some claim can help show whether the power axis is tilted toward one partner in a relationship has put several high-profile couples under scrutiny to see if they pass the so-called "green line test."

The relationship of married actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has gained national attention in recent years and weeks following revelations that both have engaged in extramarital affairs and Will Smith's infamous slap of comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars in his wife's defense. The internet buzz surrounding the test and talked-about celebrity couples may leave some wondering: Do Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith pass?

The answer is no, according to one TikTok user.

TikTok user JackMacBarstool discussed the green line test in an April 11 post, explaining that it considers body language in pictures of couples. If one partner, particularly the man, is leaning into his female partner in a photo, it means that his "axis" is being pulled in and that the woman who is standing straight wears the metaphorical "pants" in a relationship, he said.

A partner's "axis" can be tracked by drawing a green line in the direction of their lean, or lack thereof. If a male partner is leaning toward his female partner in a photo of the couple, then they "fail" the test, which Mac said could be an omen that they will not work long term.

Green Line Test
A viral social media theory that some claim can help show whether the power axis is tilted toward one partner in a relationship has put several high-profile couples under scrutiny to see if they pass the so-called “green line test.” Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attends the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" at El Capitan Theatre on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Photos that show both members of a couple standing straight, with their green lines remaining upright and vertical rather than tilting, "pass" the test, he said.

He demonstrated the theory with pictures of several celebrity couples, including Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, all of whom he said failed the test in the photos he displayed. In each of the photos, the male partner was leaning into the female partner.

The green line test is not a proven rule that can scientifically indicate whether or not a couple will last, and whether or not a couple is deemed as "passing" can depend on the picture. The theory was coined by the Twitter user Rivelino, who has also used the account to discuss topics like pick-up techniques and incel-linked theories, Newsweek previously reported.

Despite the results of Will Smith's and Jada Pinkett Smith's green line test and some unsupported rumors that a more permanent split is in their future, neither have given any indication that they plan to separate. Both actors have spoken publicly about their relationship, including some of its lower points, but they have also stressed that divorce is not in the cards.

Will Smith told MTV News in 2006 that divorce "can't be an option."

"With Jada, I stood up in front of God and said, 'Til death do us part," he said. "So there are two possible outcomes. One, we are going to be together 'til death, or two, I am dead."

His wife has expressed similar views. Speaking about a conversation from before their wedding on a 2018 episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith said: "I told Will from the gate, I said let me tell you something, 'If you marry me, know this: we're gonna be together. We're going to be under the same roof'... for me personally, I knew that there was no reason that he and I would ever [divorce]."

Newsweek reached out to representatives for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith for comment.