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"Jaden is 17 years old today. I'm just glad he stopped eating paste!"

Aren't we all, Will Smith.

That was the proud dad's rather awesome message—coupled with an adorable throwback pic of little Jaden Smith chillin' in what looks like a bird cage or other elaborate hanging chair—on the occasion of his son's 17th birthday Wednesday.

So, while Dad brought the humor, it was up to Mom to bring the sentiment. (Not that Jada Pinkett Smith forgot the humor or anything...)

Jaden is 17 years old today. I'm just glad he stopped eating paste!

Posted by Will Smith on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"To my son," began the only-a-mother-could-know message posted on Facebook.

"Today you are 17. It was on this day a tremendous gift was delivered to me. A baby boy, whose existence reflected back to me all the passion, curiosity, love and beauty that only a child could collect from the deepest recesses of his mother's secret heart and breath it into the world. You have made the beauty I could only feel within myself... absolutely tangible. You were not only born from my body... but born from my soul."

P.S. It's possible that Jaden's parents were wishing their boy a happy birthday from afar, because Will and Jada's son, who has followed in their artistic footsteps as both an actor and a rapper, was performing (shirtless!) at the 2015 New Look Wireless Festival in London's Finsbury Park.

Jaden Smith

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"You are a light of my heart and a light from my deepest wishes," Jada continued. "I am so grateful for you... Here are some pics of you and one of your favorite people. ( You didn't know I had these did you;) )

"Happy Birthday Jaden... Ma.

"Thank you...@sophographylondon for the pics:)))))"

So here are some pictures of... well, Drake, of course!

Happy birthday, Jaden!

To my son,Today you are 17. It was on this day a tremendous gift was delivered to me. A baby boy, whose existence...

Posted by Jada Pinkett Smith on Wednesday, July 8, 2015