WILL SMITH TALKS FAMILY BUSINESS AND WILLOW’S HAIR
Will Smith has been hard at work promoting his newest project Men In Black III. When not on tour, Smith manages his children’s career with wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
While some would grow tired of having a family of entertainers, Will is living the dream. “As a child I watched Dallas and that was my vision for my life as long as I could remember,” says Smith. “Grown people lived on the property. Everybody worked the family business. And I was like, ‘I want that.’ So I’m actually building the family that I’ve always dreamed about. When I look at Willow and the power that she has and I’m working with Jaden now, and my oldest son (Trey) has just started DJ’ing and been traveling around the world. It’s like building a family around the entertainment business and learning all the lessons.”
Will and Jada were recently criticized for letting Willow,11, cut and dye her hair. Although they believe in setting boundaries as parents, the Smiths do not think that smothering their children with a lot of rules is necessary. “If I teach [Willow] that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world who does the same thing. That’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body,” says Smith.
Will and Jada have two children together. Will has three children in all.