Jada Pinkett Smith has turned 51 with her husband Will Smith by her side.
After what was a turbulent year for her family – due to the collapse of Will’s Oscar night – the… Red Table Talk star celebrated her birthday on Sunday with her family, friends and lots of cake.
The actress/presenter/singer shared photos and videos of her outdoor party on social media the day after. Dressed in a brightly colored long jumper, shirt and trousers that she paired with boots and a black knit cap, she danced a little while everyone sang in front of a table of treats and decorations, including the word “love” in golden script.
Will urged his wife to make a wish as she blew out the gold candles on the cake, which was covered with flower pedals. She then made what appeared to be brief remarks at the urging of the group, which included her son, Jaden, and daughter, Willow.
“I’m just grateful,” she began, then fell silent. “Just deeply grateful.”
Will then chimed in, “The end.” While everyone clapped and Jada got a hug from Jaden, the King Richard actor said: “She is grateful. Highest virtue.”
The couple, married since 1997, attended the Oscars in March when host Chris Rock made a joke about Jada’s bald head, apparently unaware she has alopecia, and Will stormed onstage and punched him. “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth,” Will yelled at Rock as the show aired around the world. Shortly after, Will won the Best Actor award.
There was a fallout with excuses, prohibitions and everyone weighed. In the end, Will sat out the call for a few months, returned to social media in July to discuss the incident, Jada denied the order to punch Rock, and apologized to Rock again. He’s since posted a few Instagrams, keeping it lighthearted.
Jada, who recently launched a new season of her popular Facebook Watch show, celebrated “Bald is Beautiful” day last week with a photo of herself with her shaved head. She first spoke about her hair loss on Red Table Talk in 2018, and then got candid about living with alopecia in December. Since the Oscars, she has devoted an episode of her show to the subject.