Time flies when you’re an icon raising icons in the making! Willow Smith turned 19 on Halloween, and her parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are so proud of the young woman she’s become.
Willow received a special birthday shoutout from her mom and Red Table Talk cohost in the form of a video montage showing Willow’s most precious moments from childhood. By the looks of it, her baby girl was destined to be a star.
“Happy Birthday Willow,” Pinkett Smith writes in the caption. “You are 19 this Willoween! What a powerhouse you are in all your precious gentleness and blooming heart. I’m so proud of the woman you are becoming and it is my joy in learning how to love you and honor you more and more every day.
The birthday girl also got a shout out from her old man, Will Smith. The actor shared a throwback clip from Willow’s very first driving lesson. The footage shows a younger Willow sitting on her dad’s lap as they turn down their driveway.
“My Bean is 19 today!,” Smith writes. “This was your first driving lesson. But after this day, You took over the Teaching & I became the student. You taught me what it REALLY means to Love somebody. You taught me to let go of my dreams (demands) of what you could (should) be… and to Trust (Surrender) to your personal Visions for your life. It has been an awe-inspiring pleasure watching you Blossom, @willowsmith.”
In the March 2019 issue of ESSENCE Magazine, Willow spoke about working with her mother and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, on the Red Table Talk show. “In my mom and grandma, I see women who know themselves and are comfortable in their skin,” she said. “They’re powerful and strong, too, and I aspire to be like them.”
Willow and her brother Jaden will soon hit the road together, co-headlining “The Willow Erys Tour” kicking off November 12th.
Happy Birthday Willow!