In addition to having two children, Jaden and Willow, with Will Smith, Jada is a stepmother to Trey, Will’s son from his first marriage. This role required her to develop a bond with Trey’s mom, Sheree Zampino, she explained in a 2014 Facebook post, per Closer.
“When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package. Period!” Jada wrote. “If I didn’t want that, I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I’m going to love Trey, I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him — his mother.”
The Girls Trip star went on to state the importance of including a partner’s children from their previous relationships in their lives.
“I can’t support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage,” Jada wrote. “These are the situations that separate the women from the girls. … We can’t say we love our man and then come in between him and his children. THAT’S selfishness — not love.”