Flashback to 2000! Nostalgic Jada Pinkett Smith posts snap of daughter Willow, 11, as a newborn
15:05 GMT, 20 August 2012
Her little girl might be turning 12 in two months, but that didn't stop Jada Pinkett Smith from posting newborn baby pictures of Willow Smith today.
In the blurry candid, Will Smith and his wife of 15 years are seen beaming in hospital smocks as Jada holds the crying infant, still wet with afterbirth.
It was one of several family photos the nostalgic 40-year-old posted to her brand new Instagram account, including an old shot of her being kissed by her 43-year-old husband, and pictures of her 14-year-old son Jaden, and her stepson Trey.
Newborn Wiilow! In the blurry candid posted today, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are seen beaming in hospital smocks as Jada holds the crying infant
The Madagascar star, who was seen
yesterday in Calabasas riding her Can-Am Front End Tricycle with a
female friend, shared an old picture of herself embracing rapper Tupac
Shakur back in April with the caption 'I miss him' for her 250,000
Jada and Tupac reportedly used to be classmates in Baltimore and eventually became close friends.
It clearly inspired her daughter who
shared an emotional letter she'd written to the West Coast rapper, who
was fatally shot four times in 1996, asking that he 'come back,' because
her mother 'really misses' him.
Memories: The nostalgic 40-year-old just joined Instagram, and she's posted many family candids including this one of her kissing her husband of 15 years
Daddy-daughter cuddle: The Madagascar star also posted this shot of Will and Willow in an airplane
The charismatic hip-hop star did in
fact come back, last spring, in the form of a hologram that performed
alongside Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Music Festival.
Little Willow, who released her
fourth single I Am Me on iTunes and Amazon last month, is set to begin
starring in the highly-anticipated Annie remake next spring.
Emma Thompson will soon meet with producer Jay-Z to discuss her script for the modern musical remake.
Come back: Willow posted this emotional letter she'd written to Tupac Shakur asking that he 'come back,' because her mother 'really misses' him
Dearly departed: Jada and Tupac, who was gunned down in 1996, used to be classmates in Baltimore and eventually became close friends
'I've been writing the script for
nearly three years – it's exciting,' the 53-year-old actress, who also
penned the scripts for Nanny McPhee and upcoming Effie, told the BBC.
'In the autumn, we get to go to LA to
work with Willow and work on more of the script. Jay-Z has already
started working on the music. We will start shooting in the spring in
Jada told the Huffington Post that Annie will get the same reboot treatment as The Karate Kid, which starred Jaden.
Easy rider: Jada was seen yesterday in Calabasas riding her Can-Am Front End Tricycle with a female friend
Still going strong: These latest picturesque family images come hot on the heels of Jada having to deny she was divorcing the Men In Black star, last seen in Miami
'It takes a little more time when you
take a classic and try to recreate it. It's like what we did with The
Karate Kid. That took a lot of work,' said the Matrix Reloaded star.
'When you take a classic, you have to be very, very careful.'
Will and Jada's other baby – their
production company Overbrook Entertainment – is producing the Watch the
Throne documentary, which will premiere next month at the Toronto Film
These latest picturesque family images come hot on the heels of Jada having to deny she was divorcing the Men In Black star.
Child stars: Aside from both releasing music, Jaden just wrapped After Earth with his father, and Willow will begin shooting the modern Annie remake next spring
She told the September issue of Essence magazine: 'It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years, it’s rumoured that we’re getting a divorce.
'But no, we’re not getting a divorce. Where am I going to go That’s my boo. It’s like another part of me.'
The feisty actress also hit out at people who criticise her 11-year-old daughter pop wannabe daughter Willow.
Happy family: The famous couple with their children Jaden, left, and willow in 2010 at the London premiere of The Karate Kid
She said: 'How people feel about Willow is how people feel about Willow. But what I’m most concerned about is how Willow feels about herself.
'She’s an independent, courageous, genius, talented little girl. I’m happy for her, that she can just be who she is.'
Meanwhile, Will and Jaden recently finished filming After Earth, which comes out next June.
The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
will next begin shooting the fantasy Winter's Tale alongside Colin
Farrell, Russell Crowe, and William Hurt.