He proves how blended families can function positively.
Will Smith is happily married to his longtime love, Jada Pinkett Smith. Still, he harbors affection for his first wife Sheree Zampino. The entertainer posted a photo in celebration of his former partner's birthday, proving once again that his current relationship with Pinkett is unique in its freedom to express love without jealousy.
Smith uploaded a throwback photograph of himself with his young love holding their infant son. His caption is short yet powerful, acknowledging Zampino as the "best baby mama ever." It ends with his affirming love for Sheree, addressing her with an endearing nickname: "I love you, Ree-Ree."
Sheree responded with gratitude and even gave a shoutout to Will's current wife in honor of their co-parenting relationship.
“Aww thank you baby daddy! I love you back! And thank you @treysmith0011 for being the reason we came together. And to @jadapinkettsmith for being an understanding, secure and absolutely AMAZING wife, mother, bonus-mom and co-parenting partner!”
This message of appreciation comes as another example of their family's unity despite their complex history. Will and Jada have worked through difficult phases in their relationship, but have grown strong through it all. Pinkett's philosophy on expectations in relationships might have ultimately facilitated this healing.