Jada Pinkett Smith, right, enjoyed shopping for Labor Day weekend sales with her statuesque 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith. Mother and daughter spent some quality time bonding as they shopped at Sephora in Calabasas, Calif, on Saturday.

Willow dressed casually in a black tank top and striped capri pants with black sandals. While mom Jada, 46, opted for a more Bohemian chic look, wearing shredded stone washed jeans with a white tank and white stiletto ankle boots.

Jada and her husband, actor Will Smith, 49, enjoy one of the longest marriages in Hollywood. The couple has been married for 21 years. Like most married couples, they have had their ups and downs, but Will and Jada kept their family together even after their teenagers left the nest.

In a post on Instagram.com, Jada commented on the sad state of failed marriages in Hollywood.

“I’ve been watching a lot marriages dissolve around me. It’s been really painful,” she wrote. “Marriages change. Sometimes they need to be reimagined and transformed. Sometimes they are simply over … but either way, I pray that folks going [through] this painful transition find the patience and the love within to not throw the ‘babies’ out with the bath water.”

 

Photos by IXOLA / BACKGRID


  • Harley

    Well she and Will are known swingers so maybe that's why they seem to last. Plus money doesn't help.... but yeah Jada Keep throwing out that advice for publicity

  • WhoKnew

    Although they have admitted to hetrosexual swinging a.k.a. "open marriage", which I agree with you is probably one of the reasons they are still together, they have not admitted to bi-sexual swinging for which they both have secrets. I'm still a conspiracy theorist because I believe they are actually divorced but still co-exist for publicity's sake. I mean people will probably still go and see a Will Smith movie -- just not as much anymore. And ain't nobody checking for neck rolling Jada so she is living vicariously (still) off of Will's name and being his "so-called" wife. I'm not sold that they are still married.

  • hottlanta

    Sick of people who think bcas they got a penis n a ring they r a expert on relationships especially after being a bridesmaid in her friends wedding n marrying the friends husband.

  • Ang

    What? Was Jada friends with Sheree?

  • Renee26

    Willow is a beauty...those pants can go to the trash.... Jada looks cute. She's wearing those white boots before the weekend passes...not mad at her

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wait, I didn't know this... ?

  • Ang

    It's odd when people post random messages like that. If she's referring to people she knows personally she should talk to them directly. Be a shoulder for your friends to lean on if they are going through something but don't post cryptic messages on SM.

  • Renee26

    Her best friend is going through a divorce....the Martin Cambell family

  • Ang

    Oh yea I forgot about them. That's even more reason to keep it private. If you're in Hollywood you probably always know someone going through a divorce. I also think she and Will are going through things too but are keeping it low key. She's been confessing a lot lately about how she didn't respect marriage when Will was with Sheree and how rude she was to Sheree back in the day. That was like 20 years ago. Sheree got remarried and divorced again since then. I think something happened to make Jada think about those early days.

  • Renee26

    Yeah Jada should stay off the internet.... Saying less is better

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    phony as hell ... Stay woke ?

  • WhoKnew

    I actually think the messages she has been posting are really about her and Will. I think when they sold off a lot of property about 2 years ago that is when they divorced. Her career never really took off because there is not a high demand for neck and eye rolling actresses. She has zero talent. Anyway, there was a time when Will posted his own cryptic message about how he was tired of trying to make her happy because she was dependent upon him for her happiness rather than trying to make herself happy. All of this was around the same time they sold a bunch of properties. So I really believe when she says marriages dissolve but don't throw the babies out with the bath water that she is referring to her own marriage and her own kids, in particular Willow. I'm sure I am probably reading too much into this but yesterday, I was surfing and came across a video of Will and Willow. And Willow made a very cryptic statement or her own. In the video Will kept trying to say he was home and Willow was calling it "the property". Big difference in a home and what one considers to be "just" property because you either don't live there on the lo or your're almost never there.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Willows shoes are a Thumbs down! ?? “John McCaincome thru”

  • the guest

    Jada is one of those women who looks better with short hair. She wears short hair eloquently. I also love how her children love their natural hair. Among the Hollywood elite, that is a big deal. Never see Willow with a relaxer or weave. I think that is impressive for Hollywood.

  • Ang

    I think it's about her too. Jada said she told Will when they got married that there would not be a divorce even if it meant they had to live on separate sides of the house but there wouldn't be a divorce. She must be okay with staying together for appearances. It's unfortunate they are making the kids put up a front too. That must be hard.

  • Chuck

    Jada needs to sit her weird ass down somewhere and quit talking about other people’s marriages and learn to be honest about hedr own. We all saw the writing on the wall when Will was about to leave her ass!

  • WhoKnew

    Hello. Tell the truth like it probably T.I.S. That must be very hard on the kids, especially for Willow who is already trying to find her own way. It can't be easy for her with 2 parents who for YEARS seem to leave something to be desired when it comes to parenting and who seem to desperately lack parenting skills after all these years. I mean how do you allow a 16 y/o to live on her own. What is that? Scientology? I really believe that Jada is having a hard time knowing that Will has probably moved on and as you say for appearance sake the "Smith's" are faking it and have drawn the kids into this sham marriage whereby they have to participate in the front.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Do tell, IN DETAIL!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey Jen

  • hottlanta

    It was an article in essence magazine where they showed the picture of the wedding n circled jada face as a bridesmaid. Also on her red table confessions a coupla months ago she admitted she was the side chick but this time she didnt go back as far as the wedding 2 his first wife. I read that essence magazine article n l was like wow.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I bet Dwayne and Will are bonding beautifully!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I'm like WOW too. I know a few women who messed with married men and those men ended up marrying them, so it's not unheard of. It just seem like those are the women that end up tolerating and covering up the most, to save face. They knew their husbands weren't divorced when they met them and they still messed with them, so it's like they're trying to prove to the world, that what they did to another women, will never happen to them by covering up so many things.

  • hottlanta

    How many women do u know that will b cool with the ex-wife n husband going on vacation 2gether. The son is a grown azz man. Vanzant might b good but she aint that good.

  • hottlanta

    I hope she got willow a book. She struggle reading on BET at that awards show was a hot mess. They have money u cant find it on the internet.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Now I must admit, I don't know anyone like that. I just know a few that married the men they were having an affair with. The happily ever after with the ex wife was not their ending.

  • Ang

    ? wow. That's foul. That explains why Jada was always so desperate to prove she was friends with Sheree and that they were a happy blended family. She talked about it too much. She was overcompensating. Someone on Hollywood Exes asked Sheree about being friends with Jada and she shut that down. She said she's cordial with Jada but they are not friends and she doesn't talk to Jada unless it's about the kids or minor small talk. The back story makes it all make sense now.

  • Ang

    That reminds me of Alicia Keys. She's always posting pics to show she's cool with Mashonda but she doesn't make any mention of his babymama. It seems like all three women overlapped.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    They did overlap. I think the daughter that's in another country is around the same age as his son with Mashonda. And he was messing with AK around the same time that him having a daughter was exposed. Tacky.

  • Ang

    Yep. I think his daughter became public right after he and Alicia publicly confirmed they were together and after Alicia made it clear that she didn't care about Mashonda's feelings. I never believe Alicia about her relationship because she's too over the top like she's trying to convince everyone that she has the perfect marriage and perfect life. Jada, Alicia and Gaby are all phony about their relationships. What's funny is that no one asks about their relationship they just can't stop oversharing.

  • bemetoo

    its a lot of hate in the garden... damn

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    I agree with you 100%. I don't think they're married. Their Instagram pages both show a story of a couple living separate lives who come together when needed for the sake of the kids.

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    I don't even think they live in the same house. They have enough money to live in separate homes. I don't think the kids are pretending. I believe they all agreed to live their lives and let others think whatever they want to think until they're ready to tell the truth about it all/

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    She's telling on herself with every Instagram post.

  • Ang

    Their houses are componds. Their Malibu house is 25,000 sq feet on 150 acres. Their other houses are also huge estates. They could live in the same house/property and never see each other. Ben and Jen Gardner did it. But, of course no one will ever know the details of where they live. They aren't letting people think what they want because Jada has been making a point to refute the rumors and keep up the happy family image.

  • WhoKnew

    I don't think it's hate @bemetoo. Some people just get tired of people like Jada trying to pass off fake shyt as real as if everybody in the entire universe is stupid. Sometimes you can see through the bullshit and whatever fakery she and Will are trying to pass off is just bullshit. They are not together. But it is their life and their lie and no one is judging them for either. I just think most of the comments posted here are in agreement that they are full of shyt. It's as if they are black trying to pass as white as if people can't see for themselves or won't notice. These 2 went over a year, maybe longer, where you never saw any pictures of them together. So now they want to try to convince people they are still married and still together. Ummm huh. And I'm really a rich old Chinese woman from the south side.

  • WhoKnew

    Yup. Will's IG has a lot of pictures of men and very few pictures of Jada. Of course after they or their publicist read these comments there will be tons of pictures of the 2 of them posted to IG.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Will and no hurr gives me tthe sads...

  • datjerk

    That wa 10 years ago though

  • Tlowe89

    I used to not care do will and Jada’s parenting skills, but I’ve come to see they are just an eccentric family and we’re doing quite alright, because they’re kids turned out ok compared to other Hollywood kids.... they not on drugs, party and on drugs, hookering and on drugs, stealing and on drugs. ?????

  • Tlowe89

    Maybe she was nervous or dyslexic... someone mentioned it was 10 yrs ago. And if she is 17 that would make her 7 at the time. Lol Chile if I was 7 I would’ve never went out on that stage with all my nerves

  • Logan Roberts

    I like Jada's hair this way. I'm so sick of her giving out unsolicited marriage advice.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hey Vanna .... ?????

  • ?? ?ee?? ??

    Willow looks like her coochie stinks ?. Dirty bih

  • Peppermint Patty

    These comments are giving me life on my day off but question? Where is Jaden aka the icon livin....willow wud look better with his hairstyle....that's a no....

  • Nathan Hastings

    ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Jada hush!!! "Maybe" just maybe the reason your marriage is not "completely dissolved " because it's open supposedly. It gives your husband free will to fvck any ransom chick he wants,as long as he does it respectively. He can have his cake and eat it to. Divorce?!?!?! For what?!

  • Soon2BWife

    Jada is such a weirdo, having a filthy rich husband and lackluster career have nurtured it. I was just warming to her after the red table talks, now she goes and does this.?????

  • Kimocha

    Wowww! :-O LMAO!!

  • cleopatra04

    I could stay married for 100 years if I allowed my husband to sleep with other men and women, I was a downlow lesbian and we didn't share the same home. That's not a marriage, that's an arrangement. When you start living in the real world and you're doing real people type shit then give marriage advice. Until then just keep that foolishness to yourself.

  • WhoKnew

    Tell the truth!!! It's like really? Who da hell y'all think you fooling?

  • WhoKnew

    Ransom chick or ransom guy. Memba Will been on the lo for a minute.

  • KcoolMuziq

    The most beautiful honest family in Hollywood are living their BEST life! I could or would never say anything bad about them.

    #TEAMSMITHFAMILY.

  • Bashi22

    Some gossip blog pointed out Will Smith young Latina girlfriend she’s goes on trips with him. Even posted her in his IG video. She had to turn off her comment section because fan was going in. That girl frequent other none black model that married or dates black man examples DJ Rukus wife one used to date Tyson Beckford

  • Bashi22

    I really do thing the same their marriage is done ? for sure. She wanted that Brad Pitt and Jennifer relationship for white Americans. She’s not that talented at all. Don’t know why she don’t come out with some product line. Will need a woman to not compete with him.

  • Guess Who

    Yuck.. weirdos. All of them. Annoying ones too.

  • Ang

    There's no open post so I'm going to post this article here. It's kind of on topic because it's about marriage and loving someone hard. This is the sweetest story I've ever heard. This 99 year old man walks (and sometimes runs) 3 miles each way to visit his wife in the hospital. He doesn't want to wait for the bus or someone to give him a ride because he doesn't want to wait to see his love. ? And this man is in amazing shape.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/99-year-old-man-luther-younger-walks-six-miles-a-day-to-visit-his-wife-in-the-hospital-rochester-new-york/?__twitter_impression=true

  • Malcom Flex

    So many PICKY 'black' fonts at the Rose Garden. MOST have never been married and their parents aren't even married. But lots of dissing for the Smiths. Whole hypocrites.

  • WhoKnew

    Whoever this Latina is that Will has been photographed with on several occasions 9 times out of 10 she's a beard for Will. See people like @kcoolmuzig (see his comment below) who is always posting comments that suggest that he knows everybody in the whole world personally and therefore knows their most intimate deep dark secrets and is just forever name dropping is not a reliable source because he does not know everybody in the whole world and he sure as hell don't know what other people know. So his bullshit comment that the Smith's are "the most honest family in Hollywood" is bullshit. Take that shit to a crackhead desperate for a pipe and to whom you can sell anything. Don't take it to people who know some shit.

    @kcoolmuzig needs to check his sources and stop name dropping. Other people know some stuff too on the lo about the "real" so-called Mr. & Mrs. Smith but we choose not to name drop and compromise our sources. When I make comments on this blog, I make them based on my own assertions and my own observations and not based on what anyone who has shared credible information with me. I never use names of people I know that have the real story because I don't want to compromise anyone's livelihood or their ongoing working relationship with some of these people.

  • Marlika

    Willow looks like she stinks.

  • T3

    I saw this earlier ??. He moves so good to be 99 years old. He is using it so he more than likely won't lose it.

  • Ang

    True. He's in better shape than a lot of people in their 30s.

  • sunni_daze

    Can someone please twist Willow roots and oil them bitches up.

  • supastar

    See how basic they are. They shop in Sephora... I love them. I love Sephora. #richandbasic

  • Kimocha

    Amen!

  • Kimocha

    I bet!....Lmaoooo!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Your'e ONLY speaking speculations and NOT facts...

  • Trace da Ace

    Willow looked cute until I got down to those fugly ass velcro sandals...NO BUENO....moving on....

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She's gorgeous and you're clearly a hater. Leave that child alone smdh

  • Applebootay

    I've never been a fan of white shoes....and why do I keep seeing these pointy toe white boots....so FUGLY to me...

  • Patricia

    their relationship is nothing special. sounds like regular shmegular n!@@a sht to me

  • Patricia

    i think youre speaking too soon...

  • parisjok

    her brother got all of the pretty girly genes and features and she got the more muscular not so attractive genes including the tallness a a girl which is super cool. she looks more like the dad and brother looks more like the attractive mom.

    genes can go wacko sometimes because it should have been the other way around. she looks pretty with a certain hairstyle and a little makeup

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for them.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That type of lifestyle does not last long in marriages. Studies show that it tears them apart.
    They made a quality decision.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Not calling you a liar but I want to read the article. Think you can find it? I am intrigued now. You dropping HOTT T!