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Originally posted 10/31/2012 01:00PM
When it comes to raising her kids, Jada Pinkett Smith isn't authoritarian in her rule-making.
"I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work," she told PEOPLE at a Yes to Prop 35 event hosted by The Moms on Monday afternoon. "What I establish with my children is a partnership."
Adds the actress: "I'm not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives."
Originally posted 08/10/2012 10:05AM
Jada Pinkett Smith is an experienced hand at dealing with rumors she's headed for divorce.
"It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years," Pinkett Smith, 40, tells September's Essence.
"It's rumored that we're getting a divorce. But no. We're not getting a divorce. Where am I gonna go? Where am I going to go?" she says of her 15-year marriage to husband Will Smith.
"That's my boo. It's like he's another part of me."
Originally posted 03/17/2012 03:30PM
Despite reports of trouble in their marriage, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were caught smooching Friday in Philadelphia – on the Jumbotron!
Will, 43, and Jada, 40, were "couply and cuddly," says fellow spectator Becky Haring, 22, of Birdsboro, Pa., who sat a few rows away from the famous pair at the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat game Friday night. "They were having a good time," she says.
Philadelphia-native Smith danced during the game (even though his team lost 84-78) and at one point planted a wet one on his wife for the "kiss cam."
The night out was a family affair for the basketball-loving couple, who posed courtside with kids Willow, 11, and Jaden, 13.
Originally posted 02/15/2012 04:30PM
Like father, like son. From the flat top to the ears to the full mouth, Jaden Smith is growing up to look just like his dad Will Smith.
The 13-year-old has come a long way since playing Dre Parker in the Karate Kid remake in June 2010.
Looking significantly more mature and mirroring all of his handsome 43-year-old dad's features, Jaden posted a WhoSay photo on Tuesday from the set of his latest film After Earth, which is set for a 2013 release.
Originally posted 11/17/2011 06:00AM
What an awesome dad! Will Smith and son Jaden, 13, were sitting front and center for Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne tour, which stopped recently in Miami. The father-son duo were in a VIP section, and they sang along and really got into the music. Before the concert, the two stopped by Prime 112 Steakhouse in Miami Beach for dinner with a large group. Fans approached Jaden for pictures, and Will seemed very happy to share the spotlight with his son. Otherwise, the two spent their meal just laughing and joking.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/27/2011 10:55AM
The kids were alright at the BET Awards on Sunday night, as Willow and Jaden Smith (at left in the photo) shared the YoungStars Award, much to the delight of proud parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
At center in the photo is Diggy Simmons, who was also nominated in the category.
Chris Brown was the night's big winner, earning four awards, including best male R&B artist, while Patti LaBelle received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
"When anyone asks me who I want to be like, I always say Patti LaBelle," Beyoncé told the audience.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 06/08/2010 01:20PM
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son Jaden may know how to throw a mean blow in The Karate Kid remake, but in real life, he's often the one under attack.
"Jaden's a good kid, [but] he's always bullied by his sister," Smith's costar Jackie Chan told PEOPLE with a chuckle at the L.A. premiere for their film Monday.
"I scream for my mom," Smith, 11, says of his 9-year-old attacker. "She usually takes Willow's side. My dad takes Willow's side, too. That's why I usually hang out with my brother [Trey]. I don't bully anyone."
Originally posted 11/29/2009 11:00AM
The boy's got chops!
Learning the moves of a true martial arts fighter, Will Smith's youngest son Jaden Smith is proving he has what it takes when he stars opposite Jackie Chan in a remake of the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid, due in theaters June 11.
"I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film's fight coordinator]," Jaden, 11, tells PEOPLE as he takes on his first leading role as an American boy named Dre Parker who moves to China. "We did a lot of stretching."
Jaden mastered front kicks and upper blocks through his hard work ethic and dedication, says Chan, 55, who plays maintenance man Mr. Han – an unlikely friend to Jaden's character. "He took the training very seriously. I was very impressed with him," he adds.
Originally posted 12/10/2008 01:45PM
When Will Smith's 10-year-old son Jaden is not busy starring in Hollywood blockbuster films like The Day the Earth Stood Still, he enjoys doing addition, subtraction, and multiplication tables – his favorite subject in school.
"It's math," Jaden told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of Earth on Tuesday. Why math? "Because I'm good at it," he added.
Besides being a natural at tackling arithmetic, Jaden is already becoming a method actor and a professional at working a red carpet. While mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, and dad strolled down the carpet looking over his shoulder proudly, they let him do all the talking.
"You got to stay true to your character and you just got to be in the moment," Jaden said of his acting technique, a method he said he learned from his parents.
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