According to People, on Trey Smith’s 31st birthday, Will Smith shared a touching video on Instagram, reflecting on becoming a father more than three decades ago. The footage, seemingly from the creation of the audiobook for Will’s 2021 memoir, “Will,” captured the actor’s emotions on the day Trey was born.
Will recited lyrics from his 1997 hit “Just the Two of Us,” expressing the profound impact of fatherhood. In the video, he referred to Trey as Willard Carroll Smith III, explaining that they called him Trey because he was the third Willard Smith. The lyrics delved into the intense emotions of that pivotal night, describing how overwhelmed Will felt with the responsibility of fatherhood. He recalled falling to his knees, praying for guidance, and questioning his ability to provide and protect his son. Will shared his deep yearning for his own father during that vulnerable moment.
However, he described a transformative decision and a newfound conviction, pledging to be the best father or face the alternative—death. The video emphasized the tumultuous emotional journey of Trey’s birth, far more intense than the poetic verse suggests. The Instagram post garnered reactions from friends and fans, including Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Will’s ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, also posted a birthday tribute to Trey.
Both Will and Sheree celebrated their son’s birthday with heartfelt messages. Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife, joined the chorus of well-wishers, expressing love and admiration for Trey, describing him as an incredible human being. The Smith family’s public display of affection highlighted the deep bond they share across generations.
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