Jaden Smith has been caught walking the streets of New York hand-in-hand with a new girl — a new girl no one seems to recognize.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) July 19, 2015
As Hollywood Life reports, the 17-year-old Jaden, who has most recently been linked to The Hunger Games‘ Amandla Stenberg, was seen caught by paparazzi in Brooklyn July 16 with a hood over his face and a strange girl’s hand in his.
“Jaden and the girl strolled hand-in-hand throughout Brooklyn together, looking completely comfortable around each other. Jaden, who has been known to make a statement by wearing dresses, wore a baby blue hoodie while his lady wore a chic jacket and skinny jeans.”
Jaden is in New York working on his Netflix series The Get Down — not long after his mystery date with his mystery girl, he was on-set and went right back to work, according to the Daily Mail. Debuting in 2016, The Get Down will feature Smith in a recurring role, according to Deadline.
“Set in 1970s New York City, the series revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Smith will recur as Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling, 18, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.”
When he’s not working, Jaden Smith’s personal life has given the press plenty to talk about. The teenager has previously been linked to a who’s-who list of celebrity little sisters, including Nicole Richie’s little sister, Sofia, Vanessa Hudgens’ little sister, Stella, and most famously, Kim Kardashian’s little (half) sister, Kylie (Jenner).
Most recently, though, Jaden had been linked to Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg. You may remember that the 16-year-old actress, who played Rue in the first installment in the franchise, has been caught up in a very public feud with Kylie Jenner over Kylie wearing cornrows — an expression of traditionally “black” culture that Amandla, who is mixed-race, finds offensive when worn by the white Kylie, according to this Inquisitr report.
For his part, Jaden doesn’t seem to enjoy being thrust into the middle of the two girls, and an insider says he hopes the two make peace.
“Jaden wants to get the three of them together to talk it out and make peace. Unfortunately Kylie hasn’t cooled off yet and isn’t down with a meeting. She doesn’t want to see or talk to Amandla. When Jaden suggested a meeting she shut the idea down right away.”
Hopefully, Jaden Smith’s new mystery girl will provide the young actor with a distraction from all the drama.
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