How Many Kids Do Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Have, and What Are Their Ages?
One of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages is that of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The Fresh Prince icon and the petite actress first started dating in 1995 and tied the knot in 1997. Since then, they’ve become the ultimate power couple, supporting each other in every facet of the other’s career. Their family life is the subject of constant scrutiny, as they share three children (two of their own and one from Will Smith’s previous relationship) who have all made names for themselves. Here’s a rundown of the famous Smith children and how they are best known.
Will Smith’s oldest son
Before Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith got together, he was married to Sheree Zampino. Smith and Zampino got married in 1992, just as Smith was enjoying his rise to fame, and their son Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III was born the very same year. Their relationship was rocky, and the pair divorced in 1995. Smith has been open about how his relationship with Trey was sometimes difficult as a result of the divorce but shares a close friendship with his oldest child these days.
Trey Smith is a music producer and uses the name AcE Nation for much of his work. Unlike his famous father and half-siblings, he hasn’t shared much interest in acting, though he has made small appearances in various sitcoms and music videos, but remains devoted to his music, which can be found on his SoundCloud page.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s first child together was born in 1998. Jaden Christopher Syre Smith first started getting noticed as an actor, playing his father’s movie son in the films The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth. He also scored a starring role in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid. Jaden Smith ultimately turned his focus to music and has become well known as a rapper and songwriter.
The young star is no stranger to controversy – in 2016, Jaden appeared in a fashion campaign modeling women’s clothing, including a flowy skirt, to combat bullying. Jaden’s social media account is also quite active, and he lends his support to a wide variety of causes, including tweeting in support of non-traditional education.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s only daughter
Willow Camille Reign Smith was born in October 2000 and is the only daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Like her older brother Jaden Smith, Willow showed an early interest in acting and co-starred with her father in the 2007 film I Am Legend. Willow started her rise to fame in 2010, with the release of her popular single ‘Whip My Hair.’ The song became a huge hit with preteens, and went on to chart at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Willow Smith has since focused entirely on her music, and released her album ARDIPITHECUS in December 2015. Two years later, in October 2017, she released her second studio album, The 1st. The album was well-received both by critics and audiences, who compared Willow’s sound to classic R&B artists. Currently, the 18-year old is reported to be working on new music.
The Smith family struggles
The Smiths have been open about their trials and tribulations as a family, including discussing times when they thought that they were on the brink of splitting up. However, after more than 20 years of marriage, it is clear that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are committed to each other and their talented, inspirational children. No matter what comes next for Trey, Jaden, and Willow Smith, they know that they always have a solid support system to fall back on in their famous parents.