20 Revealing Facts About Will Smith’s Son, Jaden
Written by Randy C on February 4, 2020
Jaden went from that cute little boy to a grown man, striving to make the world a better place now… and in his ‘unique’ view of the future.
- BY DANIELLE GITTLEMAN
- FEB 03, 2020
When you think about Jaden Smith, you tend to think about the cute little boy that rapped a verse on Justin Bieber’s hit song “Never Say Never.” You can also picture the older version of Jaden, the one that’s a bit eccentric with his fashion choices, and the weird things that he tweets out on the internet.
We’ve seen Jaden grow up right before our very eyes, starting out as the cute little kid fighting in The Karate Kid, and acting alongside his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness. Jaden went from that cute little boy to a grown man, striving to make the world a better place now, and in the future.
These are 20 revealing facts about Will Smith’s Son, Jaden.
20His Siblings Have Their Own Claim To Fame
Of course, with famous parents like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden also has siblings that have also dabbled in the Hollywood world. Jaden has an older half brother, Trey Smith, who’s had a few small acting roles here and there. His younger sister is Willow Smith, who has had her own successful acting and singing career.
19His First Major Role Was In 2006
Jaden’s first major acting role came in 2006. He starred in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness and played Christopher, the son of his real life father, Will Smith. He won the Breakthrough Performance award at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards for his role in the movie.
18He Got Into Music In 2012
Jaden also tried his hand at starting a music career after seeing the success of his acting one. One of the first songs that launched him to stardom was his verse on Justin Bieber’s song, “Never Say Never.” In 2012, he released his very first mixtape called The Cool Cafe.
17His Debut Album Came Out In 2017
He continued to pursue his music career further over the years, and eventually Jaden released his first studio album, Syre in November of 2017. It peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200 charts, and featured a few collaborations with his sister Willow as well as ASAP Rocky.
16He Had Major Film Success By Age 12
When it comes to his acting career, Jaden was able to make many great strides. By the age of 12, Jaden had all three of his movies — The Pursuit of Happyness, The Day The Earth Stood Still, and The Karate Kid — debut at number 1 at the North American box office. This is an achievement that even the best actors could only dream of.
15His Parents Have Some Unusual Parenting Techniques
You’d think that growing up with Will Smith as your dad might be pretty cool. For Jaden, at times, it was. Will and Jada were not strict parents by any means. They’ve stated that they don’t believe in punishment. Instead of being punished growing up, Jaden simply had to sit and talk it out calmly with his parents and discuss why it was wrong or right.
14He’s A Youth Ambassador
Jaden and his sister and half brother are all youth ambassadors for Project Zambia. The charity helps Zambian children that had been orphaned by AIDS. They have visited many orphanages over the years to talk to and visit with these children who have been through so much.
13He’s A Partner In A Water Company
Jaden wants to do a lot of good in the world, and one of them is make bottled water a little more sustainable. As a result, he founded Just alongside his dad. They make the packaging for the water from recycled sources and the “plastic” actually is sugarcane. The company was established in 2015, and its mission is to reduce plastic.
12He’s A Huge Conspiracy Theorist
Many people might not realize that Jaden is actually a huge conspiracy theorist. Over the past few years he’s given quite a few interviews talking about his weird beliefs, aven saying “It’s fun, bro. That’s what a lot of people don’t realize. It’s fun. It’s so much fun. It’s the best thing because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I’m saying?”
11He Has His Own Clothing Brand
Like many celebrities, Jaden has also dabbled in the fashion industry, and as a result, started his own clothing line called MS FtS (pronounced like Misfits). The fashion isn’t too over the top. A lot of the clothes are pretty plain, with single colors, and that’s the look that Jaden was really trying to go for.
10He Tried To Emancipate Himself
When Jaden turned 15, he decided that he was old enough to take on the world all on his own. As a result, he sought out emancipation with the consent of his parents as a gift for his 15th birthday. They did think about it, however, it never happened, Jaden deciding that he had it good with his parents after all.
9He Trained For Months For The Karate Kid
When Jaden starred in the reboot of The Karate Kid, he went through a lot to get ready for the role. He had an excruciating training regimen, training every day for four months to get ready for his big part. He trained so hard that he was even able to impress Jackie Chan when they were filming.
8He Was Homeschooled
When you’re the child of a celebrity, it’s a little hard to actually attend public school. As a result, Jaden was homeschooled. He didn’t have nice words for regular schooling, either. Criticizing the education system and public school, claiming that it that’s what made teens so angry and angsty.
7He Serves Vegan Dinners To The Homeless
Jaden likes to give back, and on his 21st birthday, he decided to do just that. He opened a food truck called I Love You, and took it to an area of Los Angeles where he gave away free food to all of the homeless people. He made sure that the food was healthy vegan food, too.
6He Has A Few Famous Exes
Of course, being a famous child of a celebrity, Jaden dated in his social circle, and as a result, has a few famous exes. He dated Stella Hudgens, the younger sister of Vanessa Hudgens. He also had a fling with Kylie Jenner back in 2013, but that relationship didn’t last very long.
5His Twitter Is Strange
If you follow Jaden on Twitter, you might notice that his tweets are a little strange. He’s been known to tweet some of the most bizarre and out of this world things, and it’s pretty entertaining. Some things can be pretty deep while others make us question what exactly is going on in Jaden’s mind. If you don’t follow him, we’d highly recommend it.
4He Doesn’t Watch TV
Jaden has spoken many times that he really values education, and he’s always willing to learn which was instilled in him at a very early age. He claimed that he stopped watching TV when he was ten years old, saying that his parents told him that watching TV wasn’t good for him. He’s stuck with it ever since.
3He’s Acted Alongside His Dad Many Times
We all know that Jaden has had a very successful acting career thus far, and in many of his biggest hits, he’s acted alongside his dad, Will. In the Pursuit of Happyness, Jaden plays Will’s son, which we’re hoping came pretty natural for him. He also acted alongside his dad in After Earth, but that film didn’t get the best reviews.
2He Brought Clean Water To Flint
Perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments that Jaden had done, he brought clean water to Flint, Michigan. The city was struggling with their lead-tainted water that was discovered in 2014. Jaden’s water company, Just, teamed up with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to make a water filtration system to reduce contaminants.
1He’s Done Voice Acting
Most recently, Jaden has decided to dabble in a little bit of voice acting. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend created an action anime for Netflix, and Jaden is the voice of one of the main characters, Kaz Kaan. The show has two seasons and is exclusive to Netflix.