Devil in a Blue Dress Premiere
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costars posed side-by-side at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sept. 22, 1995. “Will and I are very relaxed with one another,” Pinkett Smith has said.
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68th Annual Academy Awards
Before Smith presented the award for Best Visual Effects, his actress love pulled him for a quick pic at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in L.A. on March 25, 1996. "Love is what sometimes holds us and binds us when we’re not so happy," Pinkett Smith has said. "My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships."
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Independence Day Premiere
Dressed in matching fatigues, the couple (with Smith's son Trey, from his previous marriage to Sheree Zampino) walked the red carpet in L.A. on June 25, 1996. "We are trying to put great things into the world, we're trying to have fun, and we're trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love," Smith has said of his hardworking family.
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69th Annual Academy Awards
Despite not being nominated or tapped to present, the A-listers happily posed for pictures on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on March 24, 1997. "We found that our purpose for being together reaches far outside of our relationship," Pinkett Smith has said. "I really believe that the higher power put us together for a purpose that's outside of us."
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Wild Wild West Premiere
Less than two years after the actors tied the knot, they brought sons Trey and Jaden to the L.A. event on June 28, 1999. "Before we had the kids, we were already far away from each other quite often because of separate projects," Pinkett Smith has said, squashing rumors of an impending split.
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7th Annual Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Ali's Smith lost the Best Actor award to A Beautiful Mind's Russell Crowe, though he remained upbeat with Pinkett Smith by his side on Jan. 11, 2002. "He's extremely sensitive," Pinkett Smith has said of her hubby. "Not just in feeling but his intuition. People see Will as being very cheesy and happy and everything, but he has got one of the most beautiful, most generous hearts."
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MTV's Spankin' New Music Week
The "Switch" rapper and his wife wore hip-hop threads when they stopped by MTV Studios in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 4, 2002. "With Jada, I stood up in front of God and my family and friends and said, 'Till death do us part,'" Smith has said. "So there are two possible outcomes: We are going to be together till death, or I am dead."
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Vanity Fair Oscar Party
After co-presenting the award for Best Visual Effects earlier in the night, the couple got close at Morton's in Beverly Hills on Feb. 29, 2004. "Will and I both can do whatever we want, because we trust each other to do so. This does not mean we have an open relationship," Pinkett Smith has said. "This means we have a grown one."
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The couple shared a smooch on the set of Smith's rom-com -- known as Last First Kiss during production -- in New York City's West Village on Apr. 20, 2004. "Jada and I are very specific about how we talk to one another because we both can get heated and things can go places that they don't need to go," Smith has said.
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Wicked Wisdom Concert
Smith surprised his wife when her band performed at The Grove in L.A. on Aug. 11, 2004. "If you don't have a purpose for your relationship, if you don't have a place that you're going, something that you want to accomplish, something that you want to do, you can really get lost in the murk of the journey," Smith has said. "There has to be a vision."
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Shark Tale Premiere
The spouses brought Jaden to the star-studded event at the Delacorte Theater in New York City on Sept. 27, 2004. "Once we started to see how the children were growing and, you know, Willow and Jaden and Trey were becoming their own beings we decided, 'Okay, we want to make a family business. How do we incorporate all the talent that we have in this family?'" Pinkett Smith has said. "So that's our vision -- to create a place where their dreams can come true as well."
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78th Annual Academy Awards
Before Smith presented the award for Best Foreign Language Film, he kissed his better half on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2006. "I've heard all the things -- their marriage is not real, he's gay, she's gay, they swing," Pinkett Smith said. "But at the end of the day, people have to believe what they have to believe. I'll tell you what, it's too hard to be in a pretend marriage. Life's too short for that one."
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The Pursuit of Happyness Premiere
The Smith family attended a special screening of Will and Jaden's film at the Beekman Theatre in New York City on Dec. 2, 2006. "He says as soon as I have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies, I can get my own house," Jaden has joked of his famous father.
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13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Smith was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category for The Pursuit of Happyness, though he lost to The Last King of Scotland's Forest Whitaker. "Jada and I have problems; everybody has problems," Smith has said. "People ask, 'What happens if you made a mistake?' Well, you should be a little more careful before you stand up in front of God and your family and friends and say, 'Till death do us part.'"
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Premiere
The entire family came out to support Willow at The Grove in L.A. on June 14, 2008. "I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are her domain," Pinkett Smith has said of Willow's upbringing.
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Premiere
The family (sans Trey) celebrated the release of Pinkett Smith's animated flick in Westwood, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2008. "We respect our children the way we would respect any other person," Smith has said of his shared parenting philosophy with Pinkett Smith. "Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don't tell our kids to clean their rooms."
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Karate Kid Premiere
The pair supported their son Jaden's martial arts movie at Odeon Leicester Square in London on July 15, 2010. Their youngest son would go on to win a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor. "It is the excruciating parental pain of having to let your kids go, and you just have to hope that the lessons you've instilled will kick in at the right time," Will has said of raising three kids. "We don't own our children, you know. They own themselves."
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Premiere
The coordinating couple supported their son and his superstar pal at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Feb. 8, 2011. "It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane," Smith has said. "I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that going to be everywhere in the world. At the end of the day, it has to be their choice."
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53rd Annual Grammy Awards
The superstar spouses watched their son Jaden perform "Never Say Never" with Justin Bieber inside the Staples Center in L.A. on Feb. 13, 2011.
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charity: water Trip
"Our trip to Ethiopia with charity: water was an incredibly eye-opening and authentic experience," Pinkett Smith has said of their two-day visit, which kicked off on July 6, 2012. "It was extraordinary to meet and spend time with the people of Tigray and to see first-hand how clean water changes everything for these communities."
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After Earth Premiere
To celebrate Will and Jaden's father-son flick, the entire clan -- Pinkett Smith, Willow and Trey -- hit up the New York City screening on May 29, 3013.
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