Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Wacky Family
The Smiths are one of Hollywood’s most famous — and interesting — families. Will, Jada, Jaden, Willow and Trey are a unique bunch, with lots of talent and lots of quirks. Click through to get a glimpse at their wacky world and most headline-worthy moments.
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The Time When Will and Jada Talked Parenting
In an interview with Haute Living in 2013, Will admitted he doesn't treat his kids as if he owns them. "My style of parenting is very similar to that of my parents, minus the concept of ownership," he said. "We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things liike 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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The Time When Will and Jaden Talked Oddly About Patterns
While promoting their flick After Earth, the father-son duo went off on an odd theory about patterns. Some of their musings included Will stating, "I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything." To which Jaden added, "I don’t think our mathematics have evolved enough for us ... I think there’s, like, a whole new mathematics that we’d have to learn."
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The Time Will Turned Down Quentin Tarantino
Will Smith faced criticism when it was revealed he turned down Jamie Foxx's role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. In an interview with Empire in 2012, the actor said it was "one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever ever seen, [but] I was in the middle of Men In Black 3 and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up."
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The Time When Us Weekly Revealed Jaden and Willow's Snake Obsession
Ssssleepy time! Willow and Jaden allow their pet snakes into their bedrooms. The siblings even sleep with the pets! "Willow is obsessed with snakes," a source told Us Weekly, adding that Jaden "cuddles" with them in bed.
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The Time When The Smiths Reacted Perfectly at the VMAs
The Smith family caused an Internet frenzy when they were caught by cameras apparently reacting to Miley Cyrus' raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance on August 25, 2013. It later turned out that the clan was actually reacting to Lady Gaga's costume changes.
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The Time When Will Smith Locked Lips With Jaden on TV
During a Thai television interview with The Woody Show, the host asked Will to show his son some affection. The result? Will full-on locked lips with his less-than interested son.
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The Time When Willow Caused Controversy With a Pic In Bed
Willow Smith caused the Internet to melt when a picture surfaced of her in bed with her 20-year-old friend Moises Arias. Willow's mom Jada defended her young daughter, telling paparazzi after the incident: "Here's the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You're acting like covert pedophiles and that's not cool."
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The Time When Will Got Upset They Were Being Compared to The Kardashians
Don't compare the Smiths to the Kardashians, y'all! During an interview with Vulture in 2013, Will wouldn't allow his son Jaden to answer a question about how their family compares to the reality show clan. The After Earth actor held up his hand for Jaden to not speak and said to the interviewer, "Don’t." Adding, "You know, he’s never had to, to deal with those kinds of questions."
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The Time When Willow Retired At the Age of 12
After gaining popularity with the single "Whip My Hair" in 2010, Willow decided she was over being a pop star. Will revealed his daughter wanted to just be a kid while speaking at Philadelphia's Temple University in 2013. "She said, 'Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends,'" Will reminisced. "At the peak of 'Whip My Hair,' she’s like, 'Daddy, I’m done.'"
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The Time When Jada Talked About Her Open Relationship With Will:
During an interview with HuffPost Live in 2013, the mom of two addressed the longstanding rumor that she and Will have an open relationship. "No, I think that people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another," she said when asked. "But I've always told Will: You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay," she said, without going into further specifics.
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