Jaden Smith: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Celebrate Son’s 17th Birthday

Happy birthday Jaden Smith!

That’s right, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is another year older, as he celebrated his 17th birthday earlier this week.

The 46-year-old actor and 43-year-old actress acknowledged the occasion by sharing a loving post to their son on Facebook.

“Jaden is 17 years old today. I’m just glad he stopped eating paste!” Will Smith captioned a photo that showed young Jaden sitting inside of a birdcage. Jada added a message to Jaden, along with several pictures of him and Drake.

“To my son,

Today you are 17. It was on this day a tremendous gift was delivered to me. A baby boy, whose existence reflected back to me all the passion, curiosity, love and beauty that only a child could collect from the deepest recesses of his mother’s secret heart and breathe it into the world. You have made the beauty I could only feel within myself… absolutely tangible. You were not only born from my body… but born from my soul.

You are a light of my heart and a light from my deepest wishes. I am so grateful for you…

Here are some pics of you and one of your favorite people.

( You didn’t know I had these did you;) )

Happy Birthday Jaden…

Ma.”

Will and Jada first met when the actress tried out for Smith’s show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994. They later married in 1997, and welcomed Jaden in 1998. In 2000, their daughter Willow was born. Will Smith is also the father of Trey Smith, who he had with his first wife, Sheree Zampino.

Smith and his family have always been close, and in April, Jaden made a shout out to his dad in his new single “Offspring.”

“My dad said to beat the system, understand it first / My dad’s an inspiration, I respect the man and work / And everything you say is something that you can’t reverse / Something that you can’t rehearse,” he sang.

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