Jada Pinkett Smith and kids support Will Smith at 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' premiere in LA

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The “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” premiere in Hollywood was truly a family affair for Will Smith.

The movie star was accompanied by wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and his three kids, Trey Smith, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, as well as his mother-in-law Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield-Norris.

The famous family posed together on the blue carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theater on May 30, just days before the fourth installment in the “Bad Boys” franchise drops on June 4.

Los Angeles Premiere Of Columbia Pictures'
Los Angeles Premiere Of Columbia Pictures'

In a May 15 interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Will Smith called Pinkett Smith his real-life “ride or die.”

“It’s funny, I was just talking about this, I have always been blessed that there has never been a time in my life when I didn’t look to the side and have a ride or die right there,” he said, also mentioning DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro.

“Jada is one of the most gangsta ride-or-dies I’ve ever had,” he added.

In her bombshell memoir “Worthy,” Pinkett Smith discussed her relationship with her adult children, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, and being a “bonus mom” to her husband’s eldest son, Trey Smith, whom Will Smith shares with ex-wife Sheree Zampino. That’s also the same memoir where she revealed she and Smith had been separated since 2016.

“Raising children, I don’t care who they are, that’s challenging,” Pinkett Smith also said on a 2021 episode of her Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk,” which was canceled in 2023. “Being a mother is challenging because you sacrifice a lot. But I’ll tell you what, sacrificing for you guys was sacred.”

Read on for more information about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's kids.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith was born on July 8, 1998 and is 25 years old. He famously acted alongside his dad at age eight in the 2006 film “Pursuit of Happyness” and in "After Earth" in 2013. He's also known for starring alongside Taraji P. Henson in “Karate Kid” in 2010. He hasn't acted at length in years, though, and has become known for his music and his activism.

Jaden Smith also has experience modeling and was previously featured in Louis Vuitton's 2016 ad campaign.

LA Premiere of Netflix Films
LA Premiere of Netflix Films

On the music side, he's known for his 2017 album "SYRE." He also has a number of music videos that he's starred in or worked on, according to IMDB.

He's philanthropically engaged with local communities. In 2019, his JUST company collaborated with a local church in Flint, Michigan, to design and engineer a mobile water filtration system that would help to reduce lead and other potential contaminants to Flint residents impacted by the water crisis, according to the Detroit Free Press. That same year, he started his food truck, I Love You Restaurant, which provides vegan food to homeless people in the Los Angeles area at no cost to them.

As a teenager, Jaden sought independence, eventually moving out of the family home at 15.

In her memoir, Pinkett Smith recalled the moment she made the tough decision to let her young son move out of the house and live with his friends.

“As scary as every image was that flashed through my mind, I knew that if I didn’t let him go, on his terms, it would hurt him more than help,” she wrote.

Once he was gone, Pinkett Smith said in the memoir, “A flood of tears fell from my eyes. I did my best to keep from wailing, to maintain some control in the midst of the worst heartbreak I had ever felt.”

Pinkett Smith told InStyle in October that Jaden and Trey Smith hadn't read her memoir yet.

“What I did was tell them what’s in the book, what stories I was going to tell about them specifically, and (ask) if they were OK with that,” Pinkett Smith said.

“The boys, I just told them what was in it. They’ll read it eventually,” she added.

Willow Smith

Willow Camille Reign Smith was born on October 31, 2000 and is 23 years old. She hosted "Red Table Talk" with her mom and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, before it was cancelled in April. Over the course of the show, Willow Smith championed mental health and opened up about her journey.

In a May 2018 episode of "Red Table Talk," Willow Smith revealed that she struggled with cutting, or self-harming herself, after the release of her 2010 single, "Whip My Hair." The song came out when she was 9.

“It was like a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music,” Willow Smith said. “It was just so crazy and I was just like plunged into this black hole, and I was, like, cutting myself.”

Willow Smith's confession came as a surprise to Pinkett Smith who said she wasn’t aware that her daughter was harming herself and struggling in that way.

“(I) totally lost my sanity for a moment there," Willow Smith said. "I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird point in my life, but you have to pull yourself out of it. I honestly felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances weren’t reflecting that.”

This wasn't the first time that Pinkett Smith was caught off guard by her daughter's behavior. In "Worthy," the actor revealed a scary moment when Willow Smith, who was then 14, decided to impulsively jump off a cliff in Kauai, Hawaii.

"My brain does a double take," she writes. "Willow, moving with feline agility and speed, goes flying off the edge, vanishing out of my sight. I run to the cliff just in time to see that she has barely cleared the rocks to make it into the churning ocean below."

Though Willow Smith did not get hurt, Pinkett Smith writes that the moment was still very terrifying, reminding her that there will always be things out of her control.

"Everybody has different edges they like to walk, and different ways to feel the rain," she writes.

Pinkett Smith told InStyle about how Willow Smith reacted to her memoir.

“Willow has read (it), she’s an avid reader, and she’s the next author in the family. She has a (fiction) book coming out on May 7. But she read a huge part of my book before it was even edited, so she loved it.”

“She couldn’t wait, she’s like, ‘Mom, I’m taking this copy. I got to finish my read.’ She was super excited about it,” Pinkett Smith continued.

Aside from co-hosting "Red Table Talk" with her mom and grandma, Willow Smith also plays the guitar and is credited for adding diversity to the rock n' roll and punk rock genres with her edgy music. She famously shaved her head during one of her 2021 concerts. She has released singles over the years, but her first was "Whip My Hair" in 2010 and it put her on the map. Since then, she's also released albums like "The Anxiety," "Lately I feel EVERYTHING," and one that's self-titled. Her most recent album, "Empathogen," was released in May 2024.

Willow Smith also models and is the face of Mugler's fragrance line Alien Goddess.

She opened up about how having two famous parents impacted her career as an actor and musician in an interview with Allure published on May 2, 2024.

“I truly believe that my spirit is a strong spirit and that, even if my parents weren’t who they were, I would still be a weirdo and a crazy thinker,” she said. “I definitely think that a little bit of insecurity has driven me harder because people do think that the only reason I’m successful is because of my parents. That has driven me to work really hard to try to prove them wrong. But nowadays, I don’t need to prove s--- to anybody.”

She added that even though her parents are A-list celebrities, she still had experiences of being marginalized or “put in your place” as a Black woman in the U.S.

“There have been some experiences where I went into a place that I have worked in the past and my picture could even be up on the wall, and they treat me like, ‘This is a little bit out of your price range’ or ‘You don’t really belong here,’” she said.

“Being Black in America, even with privilege, which I’m never going to deny that I have, you’re still Black,” she continued. “And I love being Black. People would look at me and (say), ‘OK, well, her parents are this and this and that, but she still is like me. She still has brown skin.’ And we all know that that doesn’t exempt you from anything, and that’s a place of connection.”

Willow Smith also shared the moment she decided to become a singer — it was when she was eight years old and sitting in her brother Jaden Smith’s movie trailer in China while he was filming the 2010 movie “The Karate Kid.”

At the time, during which she used Garageband to write her first song, she said her parents were a little skeptical of her dream.

“As a young kid, I’m up on my cloud. I thought they were being such Debbie Downers. They’re acting so serious,” she explained. “They were like, ‘Okay, we just want you to know that if you really want to sing, this is not going to be easy.’ And I (thought), What? It was so easy. I just made a song. Little did I know that the shit is a deep lineage, that when you add to that lineage, you must come correct.”

Trey Smith

Trey Smith was born on Nov. 11, 1992 and is 31 years old. Although he is the son of Will Smith and Zampino, Pinkett Smith has embraced him as her own.

Following in the footsteps of his family, Trey Smith is also an actor and musician. He appeared in TV series "All Of Us" in 2003 and in the short film "The Speech" in 2008," according to IMDb. He's also appeared in music videos: "Just the Two of Us" with his dad and "Find You Somewhere," directed by Pinkett Smith, which also includes his siblings. He's also released two singles, "Out of KnoWWhere" in 2022 and "Mom & Babe" in June.

He endearingly referred to Pinkett Smith as his "bonus mom" in a happy birthday post he penned to her in 2019.

"You search for truth as if it were the last drop of water on the planet," he said on Instagram. "You’ve turned unconditional love into an Olympic sport. I’m forever grateful to acknowledge and share another beautiful trip around the sun with you... Happy Birthday Bonus Mom."

This article was originally published on TODAY.com