Will Smith may be one of the most famous actors in the world, but Jada says there are things about him that his fans may not know. "He's extremely sensitive. Not just in feeling but his intuition," she says. "People see Will as being very cheesy and happy and everything, but he has got one of the most beautiful, most generous hearts."
Will uses that generosity to serve the world. In fact, he says he's still searching for his place in life. "I just feel like all of the blessings that I have, you know, with my wife and my family and extended family, there's no way that God intended that just for acting," he says. "I feel energized every day by just what the possibilities are. ... So in bringing the kids up, it's like, oh my goodness. It's a whole new burst of energy and burst of possibilities of what we can do in this world as a family."
So far, their family has risen to the occasion. Seventeen-year-old Trey is a varsity star football player, 11-year-old Jaden is an actor and 8-year-old Willow is a singer and actress.
But even amid all their success, Will says he can't shake the survival mind-set of his youth. "I still have a poor person's mentality. I can't shake it, and it gets really detrimental when you can't just shake off the ideas. It's like when I go to sleep at night, right now, I'm as financially nervous as I was 20 years ago," he says. "With my kids, I want them to be able to have the financial comprehension to not be slaves to working and money that way that my mind has."