Happy birthday, Jaden Smith! The rapper and actor is turning 17 today, July 8. Isn’t that hard to believe? After a crazy year spent on work and upping his fashion game, Jaden’s got a lot to celebrate!
Jaden Smith has proved himself to be so much more than just the son of Will Smith, 46, and Jada Pinkett Smith, 43. His famous parents must be so proud of their guy! At just 17 years-old, he’s established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, and has never let anyone stand in the way of his originality. Go Jaden! Let’s all wish him a happy birthday!
It’s hard to pinpoint the most important part of Jaden’s year. For being 16, the kid truly did a lot — and did it with such style! He spent the better half of 2014 coupled up with Kylie Jenner, 17, and then enjoyed the single life — but he still kept a healthy friendship with the two Jenner girls. How nice is that?
Of course, his #1 was still sister Willow Smith, 14, who he spent time with being philosophical and serious as always. Who doesn’t remember their interview with T Magazine in which they mused about stuff like the concept of time! What do you think bestie Brooklyn Beckham, 16, feels about that?
What people will definitely remember about Jaden’s year is his revolutionary style. Jaden made waves in April 2015 when he was spotted out in Calabasas, CA, wearing a dress. His cool outfit was made even better by the fact that he never felt the need to apologize for his choices; he’s been rocking dresses left and right ever since! And on top of that, Jaden crashed a prom or two wearing over-the-top outfits. Don’t you wish your date showed up dressed like a classy Batman?
Career wise, Jaden has racked up roles in a number of new projects, including the Netflix series The Get Down (a musical drama) and the title role in Static Shock. That last one’s still in the rumor mill, but we can’t wait to see it confirmed!
HollywoodLifers, help us wish Jaden a happy birthday and best wishes for the year to come!
— Samantha Wilson