Few families in Hollywood are more jovial than the Smiths, who seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company but are also not afraid to crack a joke from time to time.
Family patriarch Will Smith – one of the most profitable movie stars in history, but at home he is just a dad. Independence Day actor shares son Trey, born in November 1992, with ex-wife Sheri Zampinowhom he divorced in 1995.
Two years later, the Philadelphia native married Jada Pinkett at a ceremony held near her hometown of Baltimore. Their son Jaden was born in July 1998 and their daughter Willow was born in October 2000.
“Ever since I was 6 years old, I wanted to be a father,” the Oscar nominee recalled in a June 2020 episode of Jada’s Facebook Watch series. Red table conversation. “I liked my family, but there were serious critical flaws in my father’s upbringing that I wanted to correct.” He added that his father, Willard Carroll Smith Sr., was very present in his life, but he had a fiery temper “that hurt my spirit”.
When his first son, Trey, was born, he said he finally understood how difficult it would be to become a father. “I think that was my first moment when I felt the real weight of parenthood,” he explained. “I brought him home, and I remember how we put him in the cradle, and Sheri fell asleep, and it was some absolute horror: I am completely responsible for this life. I just couldn’t stop going and checking. … I just knew I didn’t know anything.”
When his children grew up, Will openly stated that he and Jada had their own unique parenting style.
“The way we treat our children is this: they are responsible for their lives,” Men in Black the star said underground in April 2013. “Our vision is to have as young people as possible give them as much control over their lives as possible. And the concept of punishment, in our experience, has too many negative qualities. So when they do something – and you know, Jayden, he did something – you can do whatever you want, as long as you can explain to me why it was the right thing to do in your life.”
This approach came in handy when Jayden was only 15 years old when he asked to move out of the house. “I remember thinking to myself, no matter how devastated I was, I thought, ‘He’s right. The time has come,” Jada recalled in a 2018 episode. Red table conversation. “I told Will when Jayden was smaller. I said, “We’ll be lucky to keep him in the house until he’s 16 because he was such an adult.”
In the end, however, Jayden didn’t move out until he was 18. “Here’s the thing. I’m not going anywhere”, – Karate kid the star said Ellen DeGeneres in 2013 when there were rumors that he wanted to be legally emancipated from his parents. “What people don’t realize is that everything in this house is free.”
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