Will Smith opened up about his difficult relationship with his son, Trey Smith, in a video he posted to Instagram on Tuesday.
“So I’m in Abu Dhabi at the F1. I brought my son Trey. We been hanging and usually I take my kids separately on stuff just so they have their individual daddy time,” Smith said in the video.
“So we been doing this, me and him hanging out at the F1. And he just hit me with, ‘You know what dad? I just realized you’re not just my dad.’ Smith paused and then said, ‘I’m pretty sure you’re my best friend.’”
Smith got emotional and expressed, “I was like, ‘Whoo. Yeah, man. Probably. Probably.”
Smith captioned the post, “It has not always been like this between Trey & I. We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my Divorce from his Mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned.”
“It is a Wild Blessing to recover & restore a Loving Relationship with My Beautiful Son! @treysmith0011,” Smith concluded.
Smith was married to Trey’s mom, Sheree Zampino, from 1992-1995. Smith still remains friendly with Zampino, and took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday on November 16.
Smith posted an old photo with Zampino and Trey. “Happy Bday, @shereezampino. #BestBabyMamaEver! 🙂 I Love You, Ree-Ree,” Smith captioned the post.
Zampino replied, “Awwwwwwwww…thank you baby daddy!!!!!! I love you back! And thank you @treysmith0011 for being the reason we came together. And to @jadapinkettsmith for being an understanding, secure, and absolutely AMAZING wife, mother, Bonus-mom, and Co-parenting partner!”