It’s not every day that your child turns 17, and one famous dad decided to mark the special occasion by embarrassing his teen in a very public fashion!


As singer and actor Jaden Smith celebrates his milestone birthday, Will Smith took a leaf out of doting dad David Beckham’s book, by going right back to his childhood days to send his wishes.


Posting a beautiful photo of a young Jaden to his official Facebook page, the 46-year-old Ali actor wrote: “Jaden is 17 years old today. I’m just glad he stopped eating paste!”


Meanwhile, mum Jada Pinkett took a sweeter approach on her own social media channels, writing: “To my son. 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 breathe it into the world.”


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

Posted by Will Smith on Wednesday, July 8, 2015


“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,” she added.


Will and Jada are also parents to 14-year-old old daughter Willow, while Will has a second son, 22-year-old Trey, from his first marriage.




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