It’s often been said that it’s hard growing up as the children of famous celebrities. Despite being raised with privileges like attending top schools, luxury homes, brand name clothing, fantasy vacations, and playdates with offsprings of other A-listers, these kids often times feel isolated. Soccer superstar David Beckham revealed how his son Brooklyn wants his dad to park around the corner when picking him up from school, while Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes, reportedly shudders at some of the fashion choices her mother makes. It’s no wonder many of these kids work hard to separate themselves from their famous parents, often choosing opposing careers. Other children use their parents’ fame to help them catapult their own careers.Her parents are famous rapper turned actor Will Smith and actor Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Although her parents didn’t sell her newborn photos for a glossy magazine spread, they still made sure the world knew who their little girl was.
Although her role was fairly small, the film went on to make $585 million globally.
He was also in the remake of “The Karate Kid” and “After Earth.” He pushed gender boundaries last year when he modeled for Louis Vuitton’s women’s wear ad campaign, donning a skirt no less.
“I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world,” he insisted.
She followed it up with “21st Century Girl.” The 10-year-old was seen as the next “It” girl.
He would star alongside his daughter. His friend Jay-Z was in talks to provide the music. Her producer announced that by late 2011 the preteen’s album would be released.
“Willow chose singing and then un-chose it,” Will Smith said. “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, you know.”
“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,” he admitted.
“Whipping your hair means not being afraid to be yourself,” Willow has said.
Many attribute it to the couple’s connection to Scientology, although, neither has publicly admitted to be full-fledge members.
“ANYTHING that I EVER do is geared towards the evolution and vibrational elevation of this planet through the inspiration of individuals,” she tweeted last year.
“There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing,” she told Time magazine.
She has said in interviews that she doesn’t go to regular schools but has a tutor.
She did attend a regular school once but found it wasn’t for her.
“The best experience because I was, like, ‘Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.’ But it was the worst experience because I was depressed,” she recalled.
She was 13 at the time while Arias was 20. Although their bodies were not touching, many deemed it inappropriate.
“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” the matriarch said. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it … and you’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool.”
In reality it was a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier shirt designed to look like the person wearing it has body paint on.
Willow shares some of her hobbies like climbing and hiking. She also uploads videos of her singing and playing the guitar.
“Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state,” she explained her album title. “Digging deep in the soil of my heart and finding bits and pieces of my ancient self that tell stories, which end up being the lyrics to the songs.”
“Yeah, I think it may have been a mistake,” he laughed. “I think we may have gone too far,” he said about their parenting style.
“I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I released with our kids,” he told Haute Living in 2013.
That doesn’t mean they do not have expectations for them. “We tell our kids, ‘You don’t have a room, that’s our room and we are letting you borrow it.’ So the same way you would say to an adult if you let them use your car, you say, ‘Yo man, clean my car! Don’t drive around all filthy like that!’ And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to want an adult to clean your car, so we feel it’s perfectly reasonable to ask our kids to clean the rooms that we are letting them use.”
“When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body,” he told Parade.
“The rule is, if we find out after the circle of safety that there was something you didn’t say, there was hell to pay,” he revealed.
“As a father, you do not want a circle of safety with a 15-year-old daughter. You do not. I’m like, ‘Baby, you need to start lying!'” he joked. “(I’m like) ‘Nope! You and your mom can talk about that one!'”