Being one of Hollywood’s biggest leading men doesn’t stop one from making dad jokes, unfortunately.
Will Smith and family (Jada, Willow, Jaden, and Trey) attended VH1’s Dear Mama event celebrating Hollywood mothers in NYC on Tuesday (May 3), where he gave a speech in which he promised (and failed) to not be “silly.”
I’m not gonna be silly. I’m here to honor you. Just watching the piece with the kids it just takes me back to when we made them. Can’t help but think about that. It’s just amazing. It’s like you take Jada Pinkett Smith and an obscure town in Mexico and some tequila and you end up with great kids!
The Concussion actor continued to praise his wife, saying:
Jada is magical. Part of why I love her is things happen in a way they shouldn’t happen, they shouldn’t go that way. She has this magical power.
When Jada took the podium, she teared up reflecting on her kids and nearly 20-year long marriage with Smith.
I never thought about being married or having a family. I didn’t know anything about that because I came from a single mom so I always though I’d be a single mom and have a career. But then I found this beautiful man, Will. I got married to him and I got my bonus son Trey and then I got Jaden and I got Willow and I was able to create, for myself, something I never had – which means family.
Smith and Pinkett wed in 1997.