Will Smith gets candid about making babies with wife Jada Pinkett Smith. On Tuesday, May 3, the Concussion actor honored his wife in a sweet tribute during VH1’s Dear Mama event, celebrating Hollywood Mothers, in New York City. While Smith promised not to be “silly,” he certainly made a few audience members blush.
“I’m not gonna be silly. I’m here to honor you,” Smith said. “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!”
All jokes aside, the 47-year-old went on to praise his beautiful wife. “Jada is magical,” he continued. “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.”
Although the moment may have been a bit awkward for the pair’s children Jaden, 17, Willow, 15, and Smith’s 23-year-old son from a previous relationship, Trey, who sat in the audience, Smith’s sweet sentiment appeared to hit a chord with Jada, who teared up as she took the stage, reports People.
“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 thought I’d be a single mom and have a career,” Jada, 44, said. “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.”
The duo who reportedly found love on the set of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” have been married since 1997. Next year, they will reach a major milestone as they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. As for the secret behind their long lasting love, in November of last year, Smith credited perseverance, telling “Entertainment Tonight” they’re “just not quitters.”
“If there is a secret I would say it is that we never went into working on our relationship. We’ve only ever worked on ourselves individually,” he continued. “And then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.”