Can you believe that it’s almost been 365 days since you walked down the aisle? They do say that time flies when you’re having fun. If you’re looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for your first wedding anniversary, then look no further than these paper wonders.
Do you both love musicals? Maybe your favorite band is playing in town? How about heading to a drive-in version of your favorite movie? There are so many ways you can buy tickets for your wedding anniversary.
The chances are that you already have your wedding photos printed. That doesn’t mean that you have to stop the collection. A photo album of your first year as a married couple can be a beautiful gift.
There is no limit to the number of art prints you can gift for your wedding anniversary. It could be anything from a painted portrait of your wedding venue to a map of the stars when you met and anything in between.
If your partner loves to write or draw, then saving up and spending a little extra on a journal can show them how much you appreciate their hobbies.
Not all wedding anniversary gifts have to cost a fortune. In fact, some nice paper and time is all you need to write your partner some loving notes or promises they can use at a later date.
This is a great wedding anniversary gift for bookworms everywhere. If you have some extra to spend and know where to look, you could even track down a first-edition of their favorite novel.
Your first wedding anniversary shows you just how far you have come as a couple in your first year. Thankfully, there are many thoughtful gifts to continue showing your parnter just how much you still care.
An Inside Look at the Dramatic Life of the Smith Family
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have always had a controversial lifestyle from the day they started dating. Their lives have been nothing but a roller coaster of controversies and rumors. From being in an open relationship to having a polygamous lifestyle, the Smiths have been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Even Willow and Jaden Smith have had their share of controversies. Nonetheless, Will and Jada have shown us what the real meaning of marriage is even in the midst of all the problems surrounding them.
Will Ties the Knot With Sheree Zampino Instead of Jada
Smith and Zampino’s love story lives up to the saying – time decides whom you meet, when you meet and how you meet them. Will and Sheree met each other coincidently, when she was on the same set, where Jada was working to meet her friend.
Will took co-star Alfonso Ribeiro along to meet Jada, after he saw her in A Different World. However, he ended up meeting, dating, and marrying Sheree Zampino in 1992. That same year, on November 11, Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, AKA Trey Smith, was born.
Will and Jada Met Again
We often hear people say- If it is meant to be, it will happen. The same goes for Will and Jada’s relationship. Before the two officially met, Will had already tried to meet her several times before he tied the knot with his then partner Sheree.
In 1994, Jada had auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. However, because of her height, she did not get the part. Jada became Smith’s girlfriend and wife offscreen.
Sheree Decision Results in a New Chapter for Will and Jada
Will was attracted to Jada even before he was married. He was torn between two worlds. On one side was his partner and then-wife and kid, and on the other side was the girl he fell for a long time ago. Somehow his gut instinct knew that Jada was the one for him.
Will did not want to divorce his first wife; but, he was equally in a fix because of his feelings for Jada. It was Fletcher who decided to end the marriage instead. Subsequently, Will expressed his feelings for Jada.
Sheree Reveals the Real Reason Behind Split with Smith
Will tried as much as possible to keep his marriage intact. However, the growing differences between the two in many ways made things difficult. In one of her interviews, Zampino stated that Smith and she were very young when they got together.
Moreover, Smith was a rising star at the time while she was still struggling. There were too many factors that surrounded the decision behind ending the marriage. The decision to get a divorce equally devastated Will as he considered it the ultimate failure in his life.
End of Fresh Prince but Problems for Jada
Jada did have a tough time adjusting to the new chapter in her life. She had to accept that Zampino would always be a part of Will’s life because they co-parented their son Trey. Moreover, the two women were not on good terms.
Jada had to remind herself psychologically that Zampino was not her enemy but was only Trey’s mother. Eventually, the two started getting along, and things finally settled down. Even Zampino took her time to accept and to allow Jada to be a part of Trey’s life.
The Birth of a New Star – Jaden Smith
On July 8, 1998, Jada gave birth to Jaden Christopher Syre Smith in Malibu, California. The delivery did not take too much time, and Jada even had her mother (a nurse back then) help her out. His birth unleashed unprecedented vibes into the world.
It did not take much time for Jaden to follow in his parent’s footsteps. His talent shined at an early age. He was a good singer and even showed off his acting skills early on.
All Was Good in Smith Paradise – Personally and Professionally
On December 31, 2000, Jada gave birth to their second child and Will’s third child Willow Camille Reign Smith, in Los Angeles, California. Just like her brother, even Willow showed early signs of being a potential star.
She made her debut in 2007 alongside her father in the movie I am Legend. In 2009, Willow even released her first single “Whip my Hair.” Will Smith’s career was also making headlines during the 2000s. In 2001, Smith was even nominated for the Oscars under the Best Actor for his role in Ali.
Jada Smith Forms a Band Along with Other Business Ventures
Soon after the birth of her second child, Jada Smith, an established actor and an entrepreneur for a fashion label, started a band called Wicked Wisdom in 2000. She adopted the name Jada Koren as a singer.
The metal band released their first album in 2006. Apart from that, Jada also opened her own production company and music label. The band even landed a slot at the Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004 and Ozzfest in 2005. Even Will’s career was rising to new heights.
Open Relationship Rumors Hit Headlines
Trouble started hitting Smith’s paradise in 2005. Some rumors made the headlines about the Smiths being in an open marriage. During his interview with The Daily Mail, Will even went on record to state that if he did want to have any kind of relations with someone, he would first get his partner’s approval and only then go ahead with it.
Nobody knows who started these rumors and why. However, ever since, the word about the couple being in an open marriage has been making rounds.
Will and Jaden Share the Big Screen for the First Time
In 2002, Will turned producer and produced his first film ShowTime. In 2006, Will and Jaden shared the big screen for the first time with their movie The Pursuit of Happyness. During his interview in Red Table Talk, Will went on record to speak about when Jada had cursed in front of Trey Smith.
The kid was sitting on Will’s lap at a party. That was a turning point in their life when they decided that they would only talk once the two calmed down.
Willow Smith Comes Out in the Open About Self-Harm
In 2010, Willow Smith’s People magazine interview made the headlines when she openly admitted about self-harm as a teen. She went on record to speak about what she did and why she felt that she had to share it with the world.
Her real struggle started after she released her debut single “Whip My Hair.” During her interview, Willow spoke about the pressures of being part of one of the most famous Hollywood families and being a star in the making.
Jada and Marc Anthony’s Rumored Relationship Hits Headlines
In August 2011, Jada Pinkett Smith and Marc Anthony’s rumored relationship made headlines. Some even speculated that Will Smith became suspicious about Antony’s relationship with Pinkett Smith.
Word has it that he even caught the two together a few times, which left him in tears. One of the reasons for the Pinkett Smith-Anthony relationship surfacing was Antony’s separation with then-wife Jennifer Lopez. People started claiming that his closeness to Jada was a result of his distance from Jennifer. The Smiths then made an official statement to dismiss these rumors.
Jada’s Controversial Comment About Being in an Open Marriage
In 2013, Jada Pinkett Smith was in the middle of controversies yet again about being in an open marriage. People thought she admitted to being in an open marriage just because she happened to mention that Will could do whatever he wanted.
She later clarified that her statement was in regards to the question about Will doing whatever he wanted. She further stated that her statement hinted at the fact that the two loved and trusted each other.
Jaden’s Controversial Statement on Education and School
Once again, in 2013, Jaden Smith was in the spotlight because he expressed his feelings about school and education. In his tweens, he stated that a school was nothing but a tool that brainwashed the youth.
He further went on to say that the world would have a much more intelligent society of children if they dropped out of school. The Pinkett-Smith family once again landed in controversy because of this statement. The statement even made people question what was happening, considering that Will and Jada were founders of the New Village Leadership Academy in California.
Will Smith Speaks about Jaden Wanting to Emancipate
Will Smith even went on record to speak about the time when Jaden Smith wanted to live separately. When Jaden was just 14 years old, he talked to his parents, requesting them to consider this his 15th birthday gift. Jaden further stated that he wanted his parents to agree to it legally and requested to be emancipated.
Will’s statement confirmed that the reality behind the news was true. This became controversial and hit the headlines in 2013, adding one more controversy to Smith’s life.
Willow Smith’s Controversial Photo and Jada’s Response
Willow Smith got into a new controversy when a photo of her and Moises Arias emerged. In the image, Arias was shirtless and was seen lying next to 13-year-old Willow. Pinkett-Smith came out in the open and clearly stated that there was nothing controversial about the photo.
She further went on to tell the paparazzi that they were only projecting their trash and acting like covert [blanks]. Arias even deleted the image from his Instagram account because many people took on social media expressing how inappropriate the photo was.
Trouble in Smiths Marriage Make the Rounds
In 2006, Will openly stated that divorce was not an option. He also said that he and Jada have always been committed to each other forever. Nevertheless, in 2015, rumors were flying once again that the Smiths were planning to part ways.
Some speculate that these rumors arose after Pinkett Smith and Alsina met at Willow and Jaden’s show. Some even stated that something was cooking up between Alsina and Pinkett-Smith as the two were getting close.
Rumours About Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s Relationship
In 2015, even Will Smith was embroiled in a controversy about cheating on Jada. Word has it that Will Smith and Margot Robbie met on the sets of their movie Focus. Many even believed that their on-screen chemistry was one of the reasons behind their offscreen romance.
To make matters worse, Robbie said in an interview that Smith’s breath smelt good and that she felt like she was tasting candy cane while kissing him in the movie. This added more fuel to the fire.
Will and Jada Separate Quitely
During their Red Table Talk interview, Will and Jada were quiet about the topic of separation. As per rumors, in 2016, the couple separated. Moreover, Jada even admitted that she had an affair with August Alsina during that time. In one of her interviews, Jada also revealed that the two were not together.
She further said that the split was due to marital problems and tensions. She stated that she was not happy in her marriage and looked for love and happiness, which she got from August Alsina.
More Rumours and Controversies about Pinkett-Smith and Alsina’s Relationship
Later on in the year, more rumors about the Pinkett-Smith and Alsina relation came to light. Jada had gone on record to state that she was indeed in a relationship with the R&B singer. She even stated that the two became close as she was helping him with his addiction problem.
Adding to her statement, she said that it was during this time that the two bonded even more. Around the same time, Will Smith was said to be involved with Heidy De la Rosa.
Will Smith’s Controversial Interview on Parenting
In 2016, Will Smith ran into trouble again during his interview when Smith stated that he felt Jada and he went too far parenting Jaden and Willow. While Smith was talking about his children, he praised them for their forms of expression.
However, when the BBC presenter questioned him about boundary-pushing style and the kids’ enigmatic interviews, Smith jokingly stated that he felt that there had been some parenting mistakes. This led to another controversy.
Rumored Relationship: Will Smith and Liza Koshy
In 2018, rumors about Will Smith and YouTube Star Liza Koshy arose. Many people even felt that Will and Koshy were spending much time together. These rumors seemed to have cropped when Koshy broke up with her then-boyfriend David Dobrik, a Youtube Star.
Liza first appeared on Smith’s channel in a video where Smith challenged her to a hydrofoil surfing competition. Things took a different turn when some even speculated that Will hired Liza for his movie Gemini Man.
Pinkett-Smith Invite Sheree and Alsina to Red Table Talk
On the Red Table Talk episode about motherhood, no one expected that Pinkett Smith would invite Will Smith’s ex-wife Fletcher. The two were seen speaking very respectfully and had a frank discussion about their past relationship. The two even admitted that it was because Trey, Will’s first son with Fletcher, helped them become friends.
On another occasion, Pinkett-Smith even invited Alsina to speak about his addiction problem during the episode titled Facing Addiction. These two occasions had fans speculating various things about Will and Jada’s marriage and rumored lives.
Will Refers to Pinkett as a Life Partner Not Wife
Although Will and Jada have had their shares of ups and downs, Will never left an opportunity to express how much Jada meant to him. In July 2018, Will openly said that Jada was not his wife but his life partner.
He even said that the two never state that they are married anymore; instead, they always refer to each other as life partners. He further added that nothing would break or come in between their relationship, and he will support her for as long as he lives.
Will’s Interview About First Son Trey
Although Will and Jada have had a near-perfect life, the two have revealed many occasions about the challenges they have faced during their marriage. One such incident was when Will spoke about the strained relationship with his oldest son Trey.
Will openly admitted that he had abandoned and betrayed his oldest son to create a perfect life for Willow and Jaden. He even stated that Trey was estranged for years in the process. Will said that he realized he had failed miserably as a father, which affected his entire family, especially Trey.
The Smiths Take Their Relationship to New Heights
Will and Jada have always been vocal about their life, relationships, and the controversies that surround them. In 2019, fans got to see how tight their bond was when the two took their relationship to a new level.
Not only did they go skydiving in Dubai on Will’s 50th birthday; but, the two even supported each other openly at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Will even went on stage to perform with his son, who was performing at the festival.
Pinkett-Smith’s statement on Will’s Female Fan Following
During another episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith spoke about how she handled Will’s female fan following. She also jokingly revealed that Willow, their daughter, always had her back. She shared one incident when Willow was around five or six years old.
She sprang into Will’s lap and openly told his female co-star that her mother was going to be there soon. However, on that note, she added that there were times when she felt a little hostile, especially when she thought that the fans were crossing their line and being disrespectful.
The Controversies Behind Alsina’s Nunya Track
In April 2019, a new controversy hit Pinkett Smith’s life because of Alsina’s single “Nunya.” Word has it that people felt the song’s lyrics were sending out hints to Jada about coming out in the open.
Moreover, many felt that Alsina had written the song for Jada. Nevertheless, the singer did come out in the open and clarified that the song’s lyrics were not hinting towards anything or anyone in particular. It was just a song and a narrative.
How the Pandemic Made a Difference in Their Lives
During the April 2020 episode – How your relationship can survive quarantine? Pinkett-Smith openly spoke about how well she knew Will. She went on record to state that the couple realized that they still had a lot to learn about each other.
Moreover, the two were learning how to be friends. She further spoke about the assumptions of what people think marriage and intimacy are all about and what it is in reality.
Pinkett-Smith Comes Out in Open About Her Relationship with Alsina
A new controversy steered up when Alsina gave an interview during the promotion of The Product III: State of Emergency. He said that the Smiths were like family to him and that Will and Jada were indeed in an open marriage.
He also alleged that Will had permitted him to date Jada, after the two sat down and spoke about it. Soon after that, Jada came out in the open to debunk the rumors and clearly stated that the two were good friends, and she did get into an entanglement with August.
The Controversial Fight Between the Smiths and Shane Dawson
As much as controversies were surrounding the Smith family, a new scandal came to light about a cold war with Shane Dawson. Shane, who was controversial in many ways, ran into trouble with Will and Jada when he made a video featuring Willow Smith’s poster.
The Smiths were very upset after seeing the video and took on social media to express their disgust. They felt that the gestures were inappropriate and that he was responsible for the exploitation of a child.
Alsina Takes the Spotlight Yet Again
Once again, Alsina came into the spotlight about his relationship with Jada. Post Pinkett-Smith’s revelation about her entailment with Alsina, things took a new turn when Alsina commented that he would stick to the exact truth.
Furthermore, he stated that he still had feelings for her and went on record to say that Will did permit him. He even stated that he was working on a new song titled “Entanglements.”
Willow Smith Talks About Being Polyamorous
Willow Smith’s recent revelation brought her into the spotlight once again. Smith opened up about how her grandmother and mother lead a polyamorous lifestyle. She further added that she felt polyamory was the primary foundation that created a relationship that had freedom.
Willow said that the whole concept of marriage irks her. She was very vocal about the fact that she wanted to have a polyamorous lifestyle and relationships. The statement resulted in a new controversy and an outburst on social media where people started speculating about Smith’s lifestyle.
Fans Question “Entanglement” Based on the Smith’s Rumored Affairs
Shortly after the news hit that Jada and Will had separated, there were rumors about Will Smith and Liza Koshy being in a relationship. The same stories propped up again in 2021 when the fans questioned the reality between Koshy and Smith.
The fact that the two have neither accepted nor denied a relationship seems to be a question mark even today. To add fuel to the fire, many other controversial comments made by Will Smith in the past resurfaced.