Before actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith became a couple, Will was married to Sheree Zampino from 1992 to 1995.
During that time, Will and Seree welcomed a son, Trey. And to this day, they continue to co-parent their nearly 26-year-old son.
On November 16, Sheree celebrated a birthday and Will took Instagram to publicly wish his ex-wife a very Happy Birthday.
The actor wrote:
Happy Bday, Sheree Zampino.
#BestBabyMamaEver! 🙂 I Love You, Ree-Ree
To which, fellow actor Chris Rock responded by saying:
Wow. You have a very understanding wife.
But it was Sheree’s response that blew everyone away.
She wrote in the comments section:
Awwwwwwwwww…thank you baby daddy!!!!!! I love you back! And thank you, Trey Smith, for being the reason we came together. And to Jada Pinkett Smith for being an understanding, secure, and absolutely AMAZING wife, mother, Bonus-mom, and Co-parenting partner!
Many fans responded to Sheree’s comment saying that “every baby mama could be like her”:
This is what it looks like to be secure and have a healthy relationship with your ex and his new partner.
You are too sweet I love your relationship with Will and Jada. I swear if all people were like you three the world wouldn’t be such a terrible place.
This is truly amazing.
What an amazing partnership you and your family have. Beautiful to see folks overcome ego for the greater good. Y’all are truly amazing.
And Jada later took to her own Instagram account to send her own personal birthday wish to Sheree as well.
View this post on Instagram
Happy Birthday @shereezampino! Whew Chile! It’s been a hell of a journey between us and I’m grateful! You have been the provider of many ego deaths and profound lessons. And through it all, I’m so happy we’ve found space to laugh together, cry together and share joy together within our blended family. You’ve been a gift. I’m wishing you the world ❤️
The actress wrote:
Happy Birthday Sheree Zampino! Whew Chile! It’s been a hell of a journey between us and I’m grateful! You have been the provider of many ego deaths and profound lessons. And through it all, I’m so happy we’ve found space to laugh together, cry together and share joy together within our blended family. You’ve been a gift. I’m wishing you the world.
And this isn’t the first time Jada and Sheree have shown their unique relationship to the world.
On an episode of Facebook’s “Red Table Talk,” Jada and Sheree discussed the beginnings of their relationship and the many roadblocks they’ve overcome in order to get to where they are now.
It’s like Jada said at the beginning of her recorded conversation with Sheree, talking about their blended family is important because so many other people are going through it and will go through it.
You can watch that episode in its entirety below:
In the premiere episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith is joined by Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Elizabeth Zampino for an intimate conversation around their blended family. Make sure to follow Red Table Talk for more updates and episodes!
Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, May 7, 2018