Thanks to the Red Table Chat, we’re learning more about the Smith family than ever before. Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith spoke about their intimate relationship and their family life. And their twins, Willow and Jaden, often join them in the show as well.
Today, we’re looking back at an interview with Will and Jaden at the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And Will stated that Jaden would have to leave the family home in a very particular situation. Here’s what he said to me.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith live in a $42 million home.
Will and Jada are not starving for money, as they are both top-rated performers who continue to do significant, demanding work today. And their popularity reveals that they have a $42 million custom-built mansion to reflect their friendship.
“This home has always been a spiritual effort for Will and me,” Jada told Architectural Digest in 2011. “We are earthy, ecological people. We were trying to build a family retreat, something made by hand and as real as possible, something that connects back to the earth.
The house itself is 25.000 ft long and contains “bannisters of hammered wrought iron,” floors made of river stones, and an expansive front door that was once the entrance to a fort in India. The house also flows uniquely from one room to the next, as it has a lot of “secret nooks and quiet alcoves.”
“There were no dead ends to the idea,” Will explained to Architectural Digest. “To create an eternal loop that embodied what Jada and I had wished for in our love.
Will and Jaden Smith appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in 2013
Will and Jaden were on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013—but they weren’t dreaming about their wonderful family house. Instead, they spoke about their father-son friendship, and they even played the show together.
“I understand that you are willing to try to embarrass Jaden as much as you can,” DeGeneres said.
“I wouldn’t say …,” Will stumbles at first before he slows down, “I mean, maybe.” And Jaden seems to accept. “You know, I love him, Ellen,” Will goes on. “I love him so much.”
Jaden was also humiliated by the resulting kiss assault that Will had begun. “I’m so grateful that I have such a caring parent,” Jaden says, “but there’s time and place for that.
Will then added that he’s in the kind of parenting that helps his kids to express themselves creatively—but ever since Jaden began skateboarding, it’s been hard for Will to cope with the scratched floors in his home. “I’m trying to do the newfangled parenting, where you let your children develop as artists, but you’re going to stop messing up my floors, boy,” Will said to both Jaden and DeGeneres.