If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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While it's no surprise the duo appreciate their parental unit, they took their admiration one step further by naming Will and Jada as their "biggest role models".
Speaking to Pharrell, who graciously conducted the interview, Ms. Willow gushed:
"Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, 'I'm no better than you, but the fact that you're coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on some- thing, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.' They always give back what people give to them. And sometimes they keep giving and giving and giving. And some people don't feel like they need to give anything back because it's like, 'Oh, if you're famous, you can just keep giving, and it doesn't matter.' It's not just about money. It's not just about giving people gifts or whatever. What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on—it's something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept. And that's how I act and move in the world."
What kind words! Considering the Smiths have supported their kids in all their creative endeavors, we're not surprised they're held in such high esteem!
"I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that's where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came. I feel like that enters into all types of different areas because there are so many different outlets that life has to offer for us. That goes into technology, into music. That goes into science, into spirituality, into education. Where me and Willow come from, a lot of it is trying to make society more efficient, so that kids don't cry, like, 'Why do I have to go to school?' Instead, kids are like, 'Yeah! I'm so glad to go to school! I'm a
better person than I was yesterday, and I can help people.'"
Yep, that sure sounds like something the 18-year-old would say! We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Well, it's clear Jaden and Willow are some seriously lucky kids. It will be interesting to see if the burgeoning moguls team up creatively with their parents in the future — a couple of movie collabs isn't enough!
Read on for even more HIGHlights from their interview (below):
On their sibling dynamic, Willow shared: "Yeah. It's crazy, the sibling dynamic. I could've spent my entire childhood like, 'I have to love this person.' And it becomes a chore. But our parents were never like, 'You have to love them.' It was more like, 'You have your life. He has his life. And when you guys want to come together, when you guys want to commune, that's up to you.' And throughout us realizing ourselves and realizing each other, we just opened our eyes and were like, 'Damn, you are the yin to my yang.' Not a lot of siblings have that opportunity, because they're always being pushed together so much. They need their time apart in order to realize themselves and realize who they are."
On separating their private and public selves, Jaden confessed: "I think we definitely do. How people look at us in public is not how we actually are in private. It's just that we choose not to tell everyone every- thing. Like, okay, I'm in New York right now. I'm not posting an emoji of a plane on Instagram, like, 'New York.' I don't want anyone to know that I'm here in New York. And by the time this comes out, I won't be. We don't like people to really know what's happening with us or what we're into. The only thing that we want to keep people updated with is that we want to keep the kids that are following us, the kids that are looking up to us updated on what we're learning and what we're thinking about life."
And make sure to ch-ch-check out their sibling spread in the gallery (above)!