Here’s Why Willow Smith Just Shaved Her Head

Willow Smith has a brand spanking new haircut! After it was debuted a few days ago, it has been revealed that there is a deeper, more inspiring reason behind the entertainer’s decision to switch things up a little bit.

Willow Smith in 2019
Willow Smith in 2019 | Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Willow Smith is dating Tyler Cole

Smith’s boyfriend is a 21-year-old actor and musician named Tyler Cole. They were first seen together around April of 2018 when they were spotted at the movies. Cole also went with the Smith family on vacation to the Mediterranean.

They also have a working professional relationship. Cole was featured on a song from Smith’s album, Willow.

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Our debut album drops THIS FRIDAY @theanxiety

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More recently, they’ve also started a band together called The Exhibit. The two have also toured together promoting Smith’s album. As far as acting, Cole recently had a recurring role on Netflix’s Family Reunion and also appeared in the film, Between the Miles.

She calls her haircut ‘symbolic’

Recently, Smith had Cole shave her hair during their 24-hour exhibit at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith posted a video of the haircut on Instagram. She captioned the video, “@willowsmith at her interactive experience. My baby shaved her head! Again!”

A source told HollywoodLife, “Willow shaved her head for symbolic reason, she wants to leave the past behind. She’s had her struggles with anxiety but she’s feeling very empowered and ready to reclaim her life. Shaving off all her hair was a way to release everything and start fresh.”

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Stream THE ANXIETY by @theanxiety

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Like the name of their band, their exhibit was called “The Anxiety.” On the haircut, the source added, “She’s so happy she did it, she has no regrets. She loves her new buzzcut. And so does her boyfriend Tyler, it suits her.” 

Here’s hoping the couple makes more great memories together!