Will Smith is one of Hollywood’s leading actors with several accolades in his name. Aside from dominating the movie industry, the renowned entertainer also left his mark in the music scene.
The four-time Grammy winner has never shied away from sharing his personal life with the world and recently got candid about his parenting techniques.
Will Smith’s Daughter Willow Taught Him All About Feelings
During the “Will Smith: An Evening of Stories With Friends” event, the 53-year-old Hollywood heartthrob opened up about his daughter’s rise to fame.
After the successful release of Willow’s debut song, “Whip My Hair,” in 2010, the father-of-three felt proud of his parenting skills, especially when his baby girl went on tour with Justin Bieber. In his words:
“I was like, ‘I am parenting the s— out of these kids. I felt like I was doing really, really well.”
Unfortunately, the “Men In Black” star fell off his high horse after 10-year-old Willow declared she was done with the music business.
Unable to accept this shocking news, the “Nod Ya Head” rapper refused to acknowledge his daughter’s retirement. In response to her feelings being ignored, the “Lipstick” singer shaved off her hair.
This drastic change finally opened Will’s eyes to his daughter’s pain, and it also helped the “Aladdin” star gain his long-lost emotions.
Growing up, the entertainer was compelled to follow the rules laid down by his parents regardless of the actor’s feelings.
This is why the “Switch” crooner believed parenting involved pushing his kids to do the things he envisioned for them. However, Willow helped her father realize the error of his ways.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Star Gave His Daughter A Touching Birthday Tribute
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The touching video captured the birthday girl surrounded by her family as the “Bad Boys” actor read a page from his new book, “Will,” which entailed intimate details of the “GROW” singer’s birth.
The father-of-three stated that Willow didn’t wish to share her birthday with the entertainer’s firstborn Trey as the girl arrived on Halloween day rather than her due date on November 11.
The mood got intense as the Hollywood icon recalled how tiny his baby girl was at birth. The 53-year-old explained that Willow was so small, her entire body could be held in one hand.
The birthday girl got teary as her father admitted that her adorable size inspired the nickname, “My Bean,” which the “Hitch” star continues to call his daughter to date.
This heartwarming video came days after The Blast reported that the “Naïve” songstress had an emotional breakdown during an Instagram Live session.
The 21-year-old confessed that she woke up with a “heavy heart” because her fans were hurting. The young nightingale implored viewers to stay strong as they would surely defeat their pain.
Like her father, Willow is not afraid to share her feelings and continues to inspire fans to become the best version of themselves.