Few families in Hollywood are funnier than the Smiths, who seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company but also aren’t afraid to play a prank every now and again.
Family patriarch Will Smith is one of the most bankable movie stars in history, but at home, he’s just dad. The Independence Day actor shares son Trey, born in November 1992, with ex-wife Sheree Zampino, whom he divorced in 1995. Two years later, the Philadelphia native wed Jada Pinkett in a ceremony held near her hometown of Baltimore. They welcomed son Jaden in July 1998 and daughter Willow in October 2000.
As his kids got older, Smith was open about the fact that he and Jada have their own unique style of parenting.
“The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives,” the Men in Black star told Metro in April 2013. “Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible. And the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality. So when they do things — and you know, Jaden, he’s done things — you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.”
The pair have a similar open-minded outlook on their marriage, which has weathered its fair share of storms over the years. In 2023, Pinkett Smith revealed that she and her husband have been separated since 2016 — but are trying to work through their issues.
Keep scrolling for a look back at some of the Smith family’s most heartwarming moments: