Will Smith proved how affectionate he and his son Jaden are when a TV host, well, basically asked them to prove their affection. They were talking about the Smiths’ huge, delightful box office failure, After Earth, and how the father and son characters aren’t very close. Will Smith decided that the only way to show their real-life closeness was to grab a very unwilling Jaden and give him an open mouthed kiss. Everyone made a big noise and Jaden was horrified. (Start video at 4 minutes and 25 seconds).
Yeah, he’s just playing around, I get it. Now tell us about how your dad kissed you open mouthed on television.
In case you cared to have an update on this story, Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner were reportedly dating as of a few months back when they were seen hanging out in London together, blah blah blah. Now, however, Jaden – who, lest we forget, is only 14, has spoken out about the supposed romance for the first time, insisting that they’re just friends. AS MOST KIDS HIS AGE SHOULD BE.
“I love Kylie and I love [her sister] Kendall [Jenner]. They’re just really good friends,” he explained to Seacrest.
“We all just kind of hang out because we live in the same neighborhood and they’re really cool girls. I love hanging out with them. They’re just friends.”
Well, that’s fair enough. Maybe he listened to Papa Will‘s advice about not having a girlfriend. Besides, again, they’re just kids. Go ride your bike or play video games or do whatever that’s NOT dating. You have the whole rest of your life for relationships – enjoy being a kid while it lasts!
Will Smith and his family are LOADED, make no mistake. Not only are he and Jada making bank, but now both kids (sorry – “mini adults”) are “in showbiz”. I put that in quotes because they’re not really doing any particular thing – at least not Jaden; Willow‘s been whipping her hair back and forth for a few years now. One might think that it was Will and Jada’s influence that made the kids want to follow in their parents’ footsteps, but he wants you to know that’s not the case – he never pressured them into the industry!
“It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.
Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. 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.” At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” I was like, “Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie [the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z], you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.” And she said, “Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.”
Well, fair enough, though I bet he wasn’t all that happy that Willow chose to back out. Good for her, though – she actually seems like a pretty cool kid and it takes a pretty mature one to be like, “Nah, not trying to be famous right now, I’m good.” As for Jaden, he’s just insufferable.