Armed with age-defying good looks, natural talent on the big screen and impossible abs, Jada Pinkett Smith has more than earned her spot in Hollywood. After bursting onto the scene as the memorable Lena James in the beloved '90s sitcom A Different World, Smith caught the eye of then-rising star Will Smith and opened herself up to an entirely new level of fame and public criticism. For years, tabloid headlines have dragged the Pinkett-Smith union through the mud, wildly speculating about the specifics to their allegedly "open" marriage, their status as swingers and the nature of their ever-pending divorce. Putting doubters to shame time and again, Pinkett and Smith have stood the test of time and remained together while raising two children, Willow and Jaden and navigating the pitfalls of life on the A-list. 

Speaking to NBC News about the balance between her personal life and her professional success, Pinkett Smith revealed that for her, family trumps everything. "I've learned that having love in my family....if everything stopped right here, I have lived a magnificent life. It's enough," said the actress.

Echoing his wife's sentiments, Will Smith hopped on Tidal's Rap Radar to let dissenters know once and for all that for his family, blood is always thicker than water. 

"We don't even say we're married anymore," explained Smith. "We refer to ourselves as 'life partners,' where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. 

Unsurprisingly, Pinkett-Smith's adoration for her two children, stepson and husband often spills out onto her Instagram feed as seen in this collection of beautiful family shots below. 

Blended Family 

Jada Pinkett Smith is a far cry from fulfilling the evil stepmother trope. Constantly speaking on the strong bond she has with her "bonus" son Trey from husband Will Smith's first marriage, Pinkett Smith is quick to publicly praise the 26-year-old on the 'Gram. 

Mother And Daughter

"When your baby girl lights your heart and your world in ways you never imagined, Happy Sunday✨," captioned Pinkett Smith alongside a cute video of the two women goofing off and spreading some love. 

Three Generations 

Clearly, the family that shreds together, stays together.

Oh Hey, Trey 

"Me and my beautiful Bonus," captioned Pinkett Smith next to a candid snap of herself cheesin' with stepson Trey. Always proud to show off her blended family, the Girls Trip actress has more than enough love to go around.


The Smith family has been playing together, joking together and working together since Jaden and Willow were toddlers as seen here in the '05 BET throwback. 

Side Profile 

To Pinkett Smith, the women of her bloodline are queens - and after checking out this short clip, can you blame her for demanding that level of respect?

Happy Thanksgiving 

When there's life, love and good food...sometimes, you just have to bust a move together. 


She and husband Will Smith not only gave their two children life but they handed off their names to Jaden and Willow as well. In case you've been living under a rock since the Smith children came into the world, here's the breakdown. 

KOD Tour

"I had a fun Saturday night with my namesake on tour💛✨The #KODtour Choose Wisely is 🔥🔥🔥 @realcoleworld is amazzzzzzzing live!," wrote Pinkett Smith alongside a few snaps of herself posing with son Jaden after one of his stops on J. Cole's KOD tour. True to form, the actress has always been publicly supportive of her child's aspirations to become a rapper and frequently promotes his projects on the 'Gram. 

Happy Father's Day 

While they may all be insanely busy with their own work schedules, the Smith family all made the mammoth effort to get together overseas to "praise" their famous father for the birthday. Now that's love.