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Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes Will Smith A 'Happy Zaddy Day' With Fun Family Portrait

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 17, 2024 at 9:15 AM EDT
Updated on June 17, 2024 at 9:17 AM EDT

Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to share a touching family photo to honor her husband, Will Smith.

Not only did Jada celebrate Will for being an amazing dad on Father's Day, but she also humorously dubbed him the ultimate "Zaddy" in her amusing Instagram post.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith continue to express their love and appreciation for one another, like when he called Jada his ride-or-die following the release of her revealing memoir.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Will Smith A 'Devoted Dad'

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith pose on the red carpet at Los Angeles premiere of 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die'

On June 16, Jada celebrated Father's Day by expressing her gratitude for her husband in a heartfelt Instagram post. In the humorous and endearing photo the actress shared, Will is seen dozing off on an outdoor lounger. 

Standing behind him and laughing, Jada was joined by their children—Willow and Jaden — and Will's son Trey from his previous marriage to Sheree Zampino, who was also present. 

The post included another photo featuring a cap with "Happy Zaddy Day" written on it, placed on an outdoor table next to a jar labeled "Father's Day."

In the caption alongside the images, Jada praised the 55-year-old for his dedication as a father to their children.

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"Will thank you for being a devoted girl dad/boy dad and doing all you do. Happy Father's Day … you deserve the rest," the mother-of-two shared

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Fans Shower Will Smith With Praise And Love In Heartfelt Father's Day Post

After Jada shared the touching Father's Day tribute to her husband, fans flocked to the comments section with admiration and support. One fan wrote, "Happy Father's Day Willll. You deserve it all!" 

Amidst the chorus of Father's Day wishes, many commented on the heartwarming family photo. "Beautiful!" a supporter exclaimed, while another highlighted, "Some of the best photos are candids. This is pure gold."

A third declared Will the "BEST DAD," and a fourth remarked that he "definitely deserves the rest." Compliments continued to pour in, with one follower noting, "You guys look so beautiful."

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Observations about Will's dedication and the family's love were plentiful. "That's a hard working man right there!" a fan observed, while another effusively wrote, "This is what love and hard work looks like!"

"We love to see it," this netizen gushed, with another enthusiastically adding, "Love this!!! Unbreakable family bond!!!"

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Will Smith Calls Jada His 'Gangsta Ride-or-Die'

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith

Despite the ups and downs in their relationship, the couple have consistently backed each other's endeavors. Before Jada's Father's Day tribute to Will, the actor acknowledged her as one of his ultimate "ride-or-dies."

The Blast noted that this heartfelt moment occurred in May during a screening of Will's latest film, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die." 

When asked to name the unwavering supporters in his life, the "Men In Black" star did not hesitate to include Jada. Reflecting on his blessings, Will shared:

"It's funny. I was just talking about this, I have always been blessed that there has never been a time in my life when I didn't look to the side and have a ride-or-die right there. Jada is one of the most gangsta ride-or-dies I've ever had."

Jada Pinkett Smith Explained Secret Separation From Will Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith Reveals She Almost Took Her Own Life

Even with their apparent closeness, Jada disclosed on "The Today Show" in October that she and Will decided to separate over seven years ago. However, she pointed out they had no plans for a formal divorce.

The "Red Table Talk" host shared that their separation stemmed from being "exhausted with trying" to improve their marriage. "I think we were both still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be," she explained.

When Hoda Kotb inquired about their living situation, Jada revealed they were living apart. She emphasized that no permanent decisions had been made regarding their future together.

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"We've been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just got deep love for each other and we are going to figure out what that looks like," Jada said. The singer also highlighted their commitment to finding a path forward together.

Jada Revealed How Oscars Incident Rekindled Bond With Will

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards

While Jada's revelation about their unconventional living arrangements sparked interest, she also shared how the infamous "Oscar Slap" incident was crucial in rekindling their relationship.

The Blast reported that the 52-year-old described that moment in time as a storm during an interview on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." 

"And then the Oscars came and believe it or not, it's like — it's crazy how intense events can bring people together. Because once the Oscars happened, Will and I got closer," she stated.

Although she did not attend the event as Smith's wife, Jada disclosed that she made a powerful decision to support him through the aftermath. In her words:

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"I knew in that moment that I wasn't going to leave his side and I knew in that moment that I didn't go to that theater as his wife but I was leaving as his wife and I was going to stand by his side no matter what. And that when I knew. I was like 'I love this man.'"

The actress opened up about recognizing the depth of her love for Will, choosing to see him in a "brand new light." She also referred to their unique union as "life partners" while emphasizing, "He's my dude. He's my right hand."

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