Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Talk About Marriage Life And Parenting
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been happily married for 20 years which is not so typical for celebrity couples. They have two wonderful kids together and are considered as ‘ideal parents’ in Hollywood. What’s their secret? Today, Will and Jada will share a piece of useful advice considering marriage life and parenting.
Will and Jada’s love story
Will and Jada first met on set. She was auditioned to play his girlfriend in the popular series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Jada didn’t get the role. The producer said she was too short for the part.
Jada and Will didn’t have a chance to play in the show together, however, they began to communicate as friends. Later, Jada confessed she was glad they didn’t start dating immediately because they both were not ready. Will just survived his divorce with Sheree Zampin. The couple has a son. It was not a simple time for both of them but it helped to figure out they want to be more than friends. Jada said:
You have to meet people at a time that you're ready. Neither one of us were ready at that time.
They really met each other at the right moment. Thanks to that, their marriage has worked out pretty well.
Kids of celebrity parents
Jada and Will have two wonderful children, Willow and Jaden. The actor also has a son Trey with his first wife. Jada and Will are not typical parents. They will never stop their children from expressing their own creativity, whether by means of hairstyle or clothes.
Celebrity parents say they never criticize or punish their kids. Will admits one of the most important things he teaches his sons and daughter is to take control of their decisions, their occupation, and their creative expression. And this fact makes him an excellent father. But he's also an interesting and extraordinary person, and that's why:
All Smith’s family members are creative and talented people with diverse interests, singing and acting talents. That’s what they all have in common. But sometimes, it’s hard for kids to grow up in the atmosphere of constant public attention. In one of her interview Willow Smith confessed what it means to be a daughter of celebrity parents:
Growing up and trying to figure out your life, … while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on, is terrible. […] And the only way to get over it, is to go into it.
Will Smith says the greatest gift that he can give to his children is the freedom to be who they are. His most important parenting technique is that he treats his kids as his equal. Jada shares her husband opinion on parenting philosophy:
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.
When their children were small, Will and Jada have created a ‘circle of safety’. Smith said the main goal of that circle was to give their kids a special place where they could tell their parents everything they did without being afraid of a punishment.
Mutual understanding, love, and support – these are the main principles of Will and Jada’s family life. They live in a happy marriage for 20 years and they still love each other. There is a special bond that connects these two loving people.