Will Smith Reflects On His Relationship With Oldest Son Trey Smith: "He Felt Betrayed And Abandoned"
If you're a hardcore Will Smith fan, you'd know that the father has three children. The actor just opened up about his relationship with his eldest son, Trey Smith.
You may remember Trey from the "Just the Two Of Us" music video from the "Big Willy Style" album. The two were close when the now 26-year-old was small but when Smith separated from his mother, Sheree Zampino, the relationship quickly became strained.
These days you can probably catch the photographer on Will's page or hanging out with his two younger siblings, Jaden and Widow.
The 50-year-old recently took some time to reflect on the dynamic between him and his first born.
In an Instagram video, the "Aladdin" voice actor said: "So I’m in Abu Dhabi at the F1. I brought my son Trey. We been hanging and usually I take my kids separately on stuff just so they have their individual daddy time, So we been doing this, me and him hanging out at the F1. And he just hit me with, 'You know what dad? I just realized you’re not just my dad.' He paused and he said, 'I’m pretty sure you’re my best friend.'"
The star tries not to get emotional but fails as he continues to say: "I was like, 'Whoo. Yeah, man. Probably. Probably.'"
He captioned the touching video with: "It has not always been like this between Trey & I. We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my Divorce from his Mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned. It is a Wild Blessing to recover & restore a Loving Relationship with My Beautiful Son!"
Since launching his own social media account, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" alum has garnered millions of fans. With prank wars, adventurous outings, and comical reposts -- there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What do you think about Will's confession? Could you tell that their relationship was strained?