Will Smith: ‘Happy Anniversary, My Queen!’
Jada and Will Smith met in 1990 on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when the 19-year-old aspiring actress auditioned for the role of his character’s girlfriend. Five years later they had their first date. Here they are shown on June 16, 2000 – Photo: Bauer Griffin.
Will Smith has paid tribute to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith as they celebrate 20 years of marriage.
Will Smith, the Hollywood 49 years old star, called the actress his “queen” as he marked the 20th anniversary of their nuptials at Cloisters Castle in Pikesville, Maryland on New Year’s Eve of 1997, with a sweet message on Instagram.
The Philadelphia native then listed what he’s ‘learned since’ tying the knot with Jada, who he began dating in 1995.
Sharing a photograph of the couple on their wedding day, Will wrote: “20 Years Ago Today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since.
“Love is Like Gardening… I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be.
“I’ve learned to take pleasure in Nourishing YOUR dreams… Rather than wrestling with you to Fulfill my Selfish Needs & Satiate My Insecurities.
“I have learned that
Love is Listening.
Love is Giving.
Love is Freedom.”
The star ended the post by saying: “Happy Anniversary, My Queen! I am forever Devoted to Nurturing your Deepest Truth.”
Will and Jada, 46, have two children together – son Jaden, 19, and daughter Willow, 17.
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