Jada Pinkett Smith Regrets the Way She Co-Parented Trey Smith — ‘I Probably Should Have Fell Back’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and Sheree Zampino

Before Will Smith married Jada Pinkett Smith, he was married to Sheree Zampino. The actor had a son, Trey Smith, with Zampino in 1992, however the couple divorced in 1995. Although the three dad and mom have a relationship that some blended households yearn for, it wasn’t at all times that means. Jada admits that when she first started courting Will, she “should have fell back.”

Why did Will Smith and Sheree Zampino divorce?

Zampino opened up about her cut up with Will Smith on the premiere episode of VH1’s Hollywood Exes

“Will and I met at a taping of A Different World,” she started. “He happened to be sitting right next to me. We were married probably within eight months of dating.”

Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and Sheree Zampino
Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and ex-wife Sheree Zampino | Bryan Steffy/WireImage

The two wed in 1992 after which had Trey that very same 12 months. It all occurred in a short time.

“I think what went wrong with Will and I — I don’t think we had enough of a foundation. I think we were too young,” Zampino admitted. “I know now that I went in with very unrealistic expectations, but now my relationship with Will is good.”

However, Smith didn’t desire a divorce from her. Zampino was the one who filed for the divorce on Valentine’s Day. He took it very arduous.

“With Sheree and with Trey, that was a really difficult time,” Smith defined on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, in line with Today. “Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life; divorce was the ultimate failure for me.”

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sheree Zampino have a fantastic relationship today

On Nov. 16, 2018, Will Smith shared a throwback photograph of him and Zampino with Trey Smith when he was a child on Instagram. He wished his ex-wife a contented birthday within the candy image and referred to as her the “best baby mama ever.”

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Sheree Zampino, Trey Smith, and Will Smith | Ron Eisenberg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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“Awwwwwwwww…thank you baby daddy!!!!” Zampino replied. “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!”

There are not any arduous emotions between these three. Jada Pinkett Smith even added candy sentiments on the post.

“Happy Birthday, @shereezampino!” Jada wrote. “Whew Chile! It’s been a hell of a journey between us, and I’m grateful! You have been the provider of many ego deaths and profound lessons. And through it all, I’m so happy we’ve found space to laugh together, cry together, and share joy together within our blended family. You’ve been a gift. I’m wishing you the world.”

Things weren’t at all times so nice between Pinkett Smith and Zampino

In an episode of Red Table Talk, in 2018, the 2 ladies sat down collectively to speak about their blended household and difficult relationship all through the years.

“The beginning between us was rough, and here’s one thing I will say in hindsight,” Jada advised Zampino. “Because I did not understand marriage, I didn’t understand divorce. I will say that I probably should have fell back.” 

Zampino instantly gave a convincing, “Ya think?”

Jada continued, explaining that she was responsible of believing that the wedding between Will and Zampino was completed. However, there have been so many issues that wanted to be unwound nonetheless.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith | Ron Wolfson/WireImage

“See, that’s where I was wrong,” Jada admits. “Now being a married woman and if Will and I would get divorced now. Oh, my God. So when I think back about where I was, some of my insensitivities, some of my inconsiderations, just in regards to you guys unwinding a marriage, and me trying to get in there.”

Jada believes she ought to have backed off and let the previous couple be those to dad or mum Trey. Luckily, Will at all times advised his new spouse that Zampino was Trey’s mom, and she or he needed to respect that. Over the years, the three developed a co-parenting relationship that some persons are nonetheless shocked by.

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