By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Another day, another controversy surrounding the high-profile Smith family. Jaden and Will Smith have a new movie coming out (After Earth) and both have been very busy promoting the film and giving numerous interviews. But it would be a recent interview that would have everyone talking more about their family life more so than the actual movie. According to The Sun, Will told the publication that Jaden has asked his famous parents to grant him an emancipation so he could move into his own house for his 15th birthday. To be expected, the public is ripping Will and Jada’s parenting style to shreds thanks to the interview, and Will’s publicist is now attempting to clean up and set the record straight. Gossip Cop reports:
The tabloid claims Will Smith revealed that Jaden told him, “Dad, I want to be emancipated.”
The paper quotes Will as saying, “I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh.”
“That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand,” the movie star allegedly added.
Wow, that’s pretty wild.
But is it true?
Unlike a number of other blogs who regurgitated The Sun’s reporting without bothering to fact-check, Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Will, who tells Jaden does NOT want to be emancipated from his parents.
Will’s publicist tells us exclusively, “This isn’t real.”
Interestingly enough, Will and Jaden made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and Will says he was simply making a joke but unfortunately it was taken a little too seriously. When asked about the rumors, Jaden says:
“The thing that people don’t get is everything at this house is free. So I can get anything and everything at his house, so I’m going to be there 20, 30 more years. He [Will Smith] says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies I can get my own house.”
Check out the clip below: