Will’s father was killed and Will’s ex-wife became his caregiver. Sheree Zampino, paid tribute to him on Instagram with a photo showing the actor with his dad and their son, Trey Smith, now 28.
Will, who is also dad to Jaden Smith, 23 and daughter Willow Smith21-year-old with his current wife Jada pinkett Smith, has spoken before about seeing his father act violent toward Caroline. In 2020, on a Father’s Day episode of Jada’s Red Table Talk Facebook series, Will said, “I loved how my family was, but there were massive critical deficiencies in my father’s parenting that I wanted to correct.”
“There’s so many beautiful qualities he instilled that are an important part of what made him, me,” the actor said. “And as the Yin of every Yang, he beat up my mother. He gave me the greatest emotional scare I have ever experienced in my life. He showed me many things that I wanted to do but also showed me things that I would never do to my children.
Will continued, “He was so smart, but then when he would get mad, he would become the dumbest person he’d ever met.” “As an infant, I couldn’t understand the concept, but his wisdom disappeared.” He was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. I could see him in there, even though he became frailer and weaker.