Willow Smith is officially 21!
And to commemorate the big day, we are sharing our favorite pics of the singer-star-icon. Her dad, Will Smith, praised his daughter in a sweet Instagram post.
“This is the (nerve wracking) moment I read my book to @willowsmith for the first time and told the story of her birth 21 years ago,” Smith captioned the social media post. “Love you, Bean! Happy Bday!”
“Her due date had been Nov. 11th, which is Trey’s birthday,” said Smith, speaking of his oldest child, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino. “But even in the womb, she knew she wasn’t sharing no birthday with nobody!”
“Her beautiful emerald eyes trying to focus. She couldn’t quite see me, but some part of me seemed to know i was hers,” said Smith, 53. “She came out, I held her, I gazed in awe at her…”
Willow’s mom Jada Pinkett-Smith, 50, also shared a heartfelt post of her own to gift her daughter and Red Table Talk co-host.
“Your dad INSISTED that he have a baby girl and I’m sooooo glad he did. You are one of the most resilient, courageous, brilliant, insightful, talented, beautiful humans I know,” wrote Pinkett Smith.
“I don’t have the words to express the deep love I have for you or how happy I am to watch you spread your wings. BUT… I hope you can FEEL how much I love you and how much of a Divinely astounding blessing you are to me. Happy freak’n 21st Willoween Bean!!!!!!!”
Before releasing her album lately I feel EVERYTHING this past Friday, Willow spoke to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe on growing up under her famous parents.
“I always just wanted to do right by my parents, and do right by the beauty that they have put in the world, and continue to uplift that beauty and to uphold that beauty,” she told Lowe. “And I felt a lot of pressure. And, because I’m not a minor anymore.”
“I’m finding the freedom to, I can put that beauty in the world. I can uphold that energy,” she added. “And so I’m just figuring that out in all of these different ways, and it’s going to be a journey and there’s more to come.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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