The 50-year-old actor is following in the footsteps of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith

By Alexia Fernandez
February 27, 2019 03:54 PM
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Will Smith is taking a page out of wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s book.

The 50-year-old star launched his very own Facebook Watch show Will Smith’s Bucket List on Wednesday with an inside look at how he convinced his family — except daughter Willow — to skydive for his birthday.

“Trey and Jaden are going to jump, my mother-in-law Gammy is going to jump, my father-in-law Rodney, he gonna jump,” Smith explained.

He added, “Willow didn’t come. She told me it’s stupid.”

Willow, 19, wasn’t the only one who expressed a disinterest in the experience. Pinkett Smith admitted she was terrified of jumping out of a plane — a request her husband had asked of her for his 50th birthday.

“This was a real test of the years of spiritual work that I’ve been doing and how much faith I have in that source far higher than me… because I’m afraid of heights and I don’t like flying,” she said. “I would never, ever think of jumping out of a plane as being fun but because he asked me to, I couldn’t tell him no.”

Despite her reluctance to take the plunge — literally — Smith was confident he’d be able to convince the Red Table Talk host to skydive.

“Listen, I’ve been with this woman for 23 years. I’ve had her in this place before and you just have to wait for this spark,” he told the camera. “Because when the spark hits she just comes alive.”

Full of fun family moments, the Smith clan skydived out of planes, with Pinkett Smith saying she was completely “zen” throughout the experience.

She may have had a great experience, but her stepfather, Rodney, had a “mild heart attack” after jumping.

“He has to have a procedure tomorrow and he has to stay in the hospital for a week,” Smith told his manager on the phone. “That’s a rough start to the bucket list.”

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After telling the rest of his family, his son Jaden warned him, “That’s the thing. You know this, but it’s just time to take it more seriously: Everybody is just not built like you. Or else, everybody would be like you and they not.”

Jaden added, “Don’t act like the s— you do isn’t dangerous.”

Rodney was soon released from the hospital. The family enjoyed a close family moment in which they reminisced on the experience.

This is Smith’s first Facebook Watch show, which comes one year after Pinkett Smith’s highly successful Red Table Talk launched on the platform.

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The couple has been outspoken about their relationship on Red Table Talk, with Pinkett Smith getting candid about the “deterioration” of “fantasies” within their marriage.

“Let me tell you, nobody talks about the sacrifice, the deterioration and the dissolving of fantasies,” she said in a recent episode. “You, right now, have in your mind your perfect woman. And when you find that woman, she’s gonna be a goddess to you. We fall in love with the goddess, or the god, within that person, and then when we actually meet the human being, then we gotta learn how to love that one.”

“The reason why it is so important to me to be able to stick it out is to really get to the true meaning of love, in my opinion, it is unconditional,” she continued. “It has to be, because we are all too flawed. No matter how much work we do! It never ends.”

Will Smith’s Bucket List airs every Wednesday on Facebook Watch.