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Reason Will Smith’s Children Are Called Jaden And Willow

Will Smith's children's names have been explained, as a theory has circulated on Twitter.
Credit: Alamy

The reason Will Smith, who slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars over a joke about his wife, decided to call his children Jaden and Willow has been revealed. 

A Twitter user, who goes by the username @kxngtroopa, posted an explanation of the 53-year-old and Jada Pinkett Smith’s offspring’s names, explaining that they are actually a variation of their parents.

Screenshots explaining it further read: “Willard Oliver Smith Jr and Jada Naomi Pinkett Smith.”

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The user then pointed out that these sound like ‘Will O’ and ‘Jada N’.

Many people responded to the tweet saying they ‘never realised’.

One wrote: “Please I’ve just realised after your tweet omg. I thought they were just random names.” 

Another added: “Coworker: ‘Jaden and Willow Smith’s names are like their parents’ names, Jada and Will Smith’. It took me until NOW to realise this.”

Seeing the funny side, a third said: “Wait Jada and Will Smith really named their kids Jaden and Willow … just said ‘I don’t know, I can’t think of anything let’s just add some letters to our names’.”

The family has been the centre of a media storm after the King Richard star lashed out at Chris Rock on stage at the Academy Awards when he referenced Pinkett Smith’s shaved hairdo, saying: “Jada, love you. Can’t wait for GI Jane 2.”

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. Credit: Alamy

After striking the comedian, Smith told him to ‘keep his f***ing name out of his mouth’.

He has since apologised for his actions in an Instagram post, stating that he acted in a ‘poisonous and destructive’ way.

Smith penned: “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.

“I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

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