Even though Will Smith has achieved the upper echelons of fame and fortune, the actor has certainly had his fair share of problems and misfortune.
NBC News reported on a preview clip from Red Table Talk today in which the I, Robot alum shared the most troubling event of his life: his divorce from Sheree Zampino. Will said in the preview clip of the Father’s Day episode of Jada’s show that his divorce was especially traumatic.
According to the Aladdin star, the divorce with Sheree and the collapsed family involving his first son, Trey, was a really “difficult time” for him. Smith described the divorce as the “worst thing” in his adult life, and also as the “ultimate failure.”
Fans of the actor know that Will was married to Zampino from 1992 until they finally divorced three years later in 1995. The 51-year-old claimed the deteriorated union between him and the mother of his 2-year-old son was awful.
Will and Jada later got married in 1997, and they had two children together after, Jaden and Willow, who are 21 and 19 respectively. Despite the fact Will and Zampino have moved on, the pair is still amicable towards each other.
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Will’s candidness is surely appreciated by his fans. In fact, the actor’s willingness to be vulnerable in conjunction with his success as an actor has made him a role model for many rising stars. Earlier this year, Joyner Lucas dropped a brand new song, “Will,” in which he explained the influence that the Wild Wild West star had on him.
The music video features a number of references, both visual and lyrical, to Will’s career over the last three decades, including mentions of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I, Robot, and Bad Boys, among many others.
In the track, Joyner referred to Will as his “idol,” to which Smith later responded. On his social media, Will said he was very flattered by the song, and also added that it was always his goal to inspire other people to achieve success.