Will Smith's Birthday Tribute for "Queen" Jada Pinkett Smith Doesn't Disappoint

Willow Smith also shares a special message on Instagram for her mom

By Mike Vulpo Sep 18, 2018 10:14 PMTags

In one famous household, today is all about Jada Pinkett Smith.

As the Hollywood actress turns 47 today, family and friends are showering the movie star with a whole lot of love on social media.

On Tuesday morning, Will Smith kicked things off with not one but two photos alongside his leading lady.

"Wow... 24 Birthdays together! Happy Bday, My Queen," he shared on Instagram. "Let's Go Get 24 more."

In the pictures, Will and Jada shared a quick nap while on board an airplane. Another shot featured the couple in matching Adidas tracksuits at what looked like one special celebration.

Celebrity Birthday Bashes

But wait, there's more.

Willow Smith also took to Instagram and celebrated her mom's big day. "Happy Birthday Mama," she wrote with the heart emoji, "You're tha GOAT."

Today's celebrations got us thinking of Will and Jada's cutest moments as husband and wife throughout the years.

We decided to take a trip down memory lane in our gallery below to relive some of their best moments. Consider it our birthday gift to the fans.


Stunner in a blue outfit (dress?)! Will and Jada are all smiles at the Devil in a Blue Dress premiere in 1995.

White hot

Have you ever seen anything more '90s glam than this? The couple poses together in 1997, the year they got married.

Baby bump alert

Jada is styling more than just a trendy silver coat in this 1998 red carpet photo: she's showing off her baby bump in a sleek black dress. Jaden Smith was born on July 8, 1998.

Suited up

Hats off to the couple who never cease to show up on a red carpet in style. Here they are together at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California in 2005.

Here comes the bride

Jada ignored the old superstition of never wearing to black to a wedding as she and Will head to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's 2006 wedding in Rome, Italy.

Family affair

The kids are here in London, England with Will and Jada on the red carpet at The Karate Kid premiere in 2010.

Say cheese

Orange you glad to see this picture of Will and Jada together? The happy couple smiles in New York City in 2010.

Oh Canada

Willow, Jaden, Will, and Jada Pinkett Smith pose together in a family shot at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

Glam in green

Jada dazzles in green as she and Will arrive at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2016.

Vacation mode

Everyone is all smiles for a family vacation after making a quick pit stop at the 2018 World Cup.

Soft smiles

Will posts an Instagram tribute to wife Jada, acknowledging that they've been together for "HALF OUR LIVES!"


In 2020, Will and Jada addressed Jada's alleged affair with August Alsina.

Admitting she and August had an "entanglement" while she and Will were separated, she explained, "It was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken. In the process of that relationship I definitely realized you can't find happiness outside of yourself. Luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner."

2022 Oscars

During the 2022 Academy Awards, Will slapped host Chris Rock over a joke the comedian made about Jada's shaved head. 

After the slap, Will resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and was banned from its events for 10 years. He also apologized to Chris—calling the slap "unacceptable" and noting "there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment." 

Separation News

In Oct. 2023, Jada revealed she and Will have been separated for 7 years, including the six leading up to the 2022 Oscars.

"We're still figuring it out," Jada told People in a profile published Oct. 11. "We've been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just got deep love for each other and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us."


For those wondering what gifts Jada got on her special day, we may have the answer for you. The actress showed off her new Red Table Talk Nike sneakers from Fawn Style. 

And while today is all about Jada, we can't help but spot on our calendars that Will's 50th birthday is one week from today.

Let the celebrations continue!