Jaden Smith ‘not getting emancipation’

Jaden Smith is not getting emancipated from parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, contrary to reports that have been deemed “100 per cent false”.

Jaden Smith is not getting emancipated from parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, according to a new report.

The 14-year-old actor allegedly wanted legal freedom from his famous parents for his 15th birthday July 8.

UK newspaper The Sun reported Jaden asked Will and Jada for the unusual gift so that he could have his own home.

“He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh,” Will is quoted telling the publication.

“That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.”

While Will showed compassion for the request, E! News reports Jaden will not be striking out on his own anytime soon.

Reports to the contrary have been deemed “100 per cent false”.

“Jaden is still a minor under mum and dad’s guardianship,” E! reports.

Jaden and Will are known to have a close relationship. Father and son have worked together on several occasions, including forthcoming sci-fi drama After Earth.

Will and Jada, who also share a 12-year-old daughter, Willow, have been open in the past about their relaxed approach to parenting.

“We generally don’t believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was five or six we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life,” Will told The Sun.

“I think it’s a much more difficult question to ask someone — ‘Why was that right?’ — than to try to show them why it was wrong.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Tuesday, 14. May 2013