Will Smith is a multi-talented entertainer who has left a lasting impression on both the music and film industries. The multiple Grammy Award-winning rapper and five-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor has recorded numerous achievements in his career that has lasted for more than three decades, leading him to be described as one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood. But while creating a lane for himself, he has also set his children up as pacesetters for youngsters in show business. Will Smith’s kids have individually made a name for themselves in the music industry as well as in Hollywood, just like their dad.
Aside from the three Smith kids, there are other members of the Smith family that have achieved great things in life. Find out all there is to know about them, as well as the women who Will Smith had dated in the past.
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Interesting Facts About Will Smith’s Kids
Despite all his attempts to avoid experiencing the marriage woos his parents passed through, Will Smith couldn’t avert such an unwanted situation. He had tied the knot with his first wife Sheree Zampino while they were in their 20s. Unfortunately, the young couple couldn’t sustain their marriage as it fell apart shortly after the birth of their son, Trey Smith.
Following the divorce, the entertainer got into a relationship with actress Jada Pinkett and married her in 1997. The union has since produced two children; a son named Jaden and a daughter named Willow.
Will Smith’s oldest kid was born Willard Carrol Smith III on November 11th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. Asides from his half-siblings; Jaden and Willow, Trey has another half-sibling; a sister named Jodie Fletcher from his mother’s second marriage to retired professional football player Terrel Fletcher.
Trey is an alumnus of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California. While there, he played American football and was regarded as a prospect. His brilliant performances on the pitch landed him a football scholarship to attend Northern Arizona University. He, however, opted not to pursue those interests as he was passionate about making music.
Will Smith’s kid abandoned football and started working as a disc jockey, performing under the alias, AcE. He has further released some Extended Plays over the years, including Collection (2010) and Cocoa (2012). Additionally, Trey Smith has dabbled as an actor, making appearances in projects like All of Us and The Speech.
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is the first kid Will Smith had with Jada Pinkett. He was born in Malibu, California on July 8th, 1998. Just like his father, Jaden is an actor, rapper, and songwriter. He was mostly homeschooled by his parents but prior to that, he had a brief stint at New Village Leadership Academy.
Jaden proved that acting runs in the family’s genes through his extraordinary depictions in movies such as The Karate Kid, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Pursuit of Happiness. As a result of his performances in these movies and others not mentioned, he has received multiple awards, including Teen Choice, Saturn, and BET Awards.
Jaden Smith is additionally making waves as a musician seeing that most of his songs have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the US Billboard 200. Having cited Kid Cudi as his major musical influence, he has released two studio albums titled Syre (2017) and Erys (2019). He has also dropped many singles such as ‘Falcon’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Batman’, and ‘Watch Me’.
As a model, Will Smith’s kid made headlines for being the first male model to model women’s wear for Louis Vuitton. He equally raised eyebrows in 2017 when he referred to rapper Tyler the Creator as his boyfriend; an occurrence which repeated itself in January 2020 when he congratulated the music star for his first Grammy Award win. Even though many people are curious to know his sexuality, Jaden has stated that he doesn’t like labels, and strongly believes in sexual fluidity.
Willow Camille Reign Smith is the youngest child and only daughter of Will and Jada who was born in Los Angeles, California on October 31st, 2000. She is a singer who is widely known for her 2010 hit single, ‘Whip My Hair’ which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Currently signed to Roc Nation, Willow has released three studio albums; Ardipithecus (2015), The 1st (2017), and Willow (2019). She has also followed in the footsteps of her parents by gathering some acting credits to her name. Some of the projects she has appeared in include I Am Legend, Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl, True Jackson VP, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Neo Yokio, Adventure Time and Merry Madagascar.
As a result of her work as a singer and actress, Willow has claimed multiple awards such as The Young Artist Award, VituaMagazine Award, NAACP Image Award, O Music Award, and BET Award among others. Furthermore, she is a brand ambassador of Channel and has appeared on the cover of widely read magazines like Teen Vogue.
The Mothers of Will Smith’s Kids and All Other Women He Has Ever Dated
Prior to tying the knot with his first wife Sheree Zampino, the Bad Boys actor was said to have dated beauteous ladies like model Tyra Banks and actress Marcelle Beauvais who both appeared in his TV series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will Smith later dated and married actress Sheree Zampino, whom he is said to have met on a movie set. They solemnized their union on May 9th, 1992, after one year of dating. Eight months later, the young couple who married in their early 20s, expanded their family with the arrival of a son Trey Smith. They, however, later divorced in December 1995 after three years of marriage.
Since divorcing, Will and Sheree have enjoyed great friendship as they co-parented their child. Like her ex-husband, although not as successful, Sheree has continued her career in Hollywood. She is most popular for featuring on VH1’s Hollywood Exes. She further serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a skincare company called Sheree Elizabeth LLL. She additionally owns an online boutique called Sheree Elizabeth which sells jewelry, shoes, clothing, and bags.
After it had all ended between Will and Sheree in 1995, he began dating actress Jada Pinkett who is best known for her roles in The Nutty Professor, The Matrix Reloaded, the Madagascar film series, and Girls Trip. The two went on to exchange vows on the 31st of December 1997 in a private ceremony held at the magnificent medieval-style castle, The Cloisters.
Despite being married for more than twenty years, Will and Jada have explained that they are far from having a perfect marriage like people often think. In order for them to stop feeling the pressure and expectations that come with the label “married”, both have stopped seeing themselves as husband and wife. Instead, they prefer the phrase, life partner.
Sometime in 2013, it was rumored that the couple was going to get a divorce. Though the rumor appeared to be false, the pair actually had a low point in their marriage during that period. Opening up about their marital struggles on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Web TV series called Red Table Talk in 2018, the cute couple revealed that they actually broke up within their marriage for years, as everything seemed to have fallen apart in the union.
They went on to work on themselves, with Will Smith soaking himself in books written on marriage, relationships, and behavioral psychology. He read up to fifty of them, while Jada went on a journey to seek true happiness and also to discover her real self. Afterward, the couple rebuilt their relationship, as they made away with deal-breakers and now focus on supporting each other in their individual journey.
What We Know About Will Smith’s Parents
Will Smith’s parents are Willard Carroll Smith Sr. and Caroline (nee Bright). His father previously served in the US Air Force before becoming a Refrigeration Engineer. His mother, on the other hand, worked as an administrator at the Philadelphia School Board.
At the age of thirteen, Will Smith’s parents got separated over domestic violence issues. They eventually dissolved their marriage in the year 2000, however, they have remained close and been an integral part of their son’s life. In addition to Will, his parents have three other children; daughters Pamela and Ellen and son Harry.