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Will Smith embraces Jada Pinkett Smith and 3 kids in blended family reunion snap after Coachella surprise

The Men in Black star wasn't the only member of the family to surprise fans at Coachella

Will Smith, with his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "King Richard", poses with his sons Trey Smith and Jaden Smith, daughter Willow Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, as they attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 94th Oscars at
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
16 April 2024
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Will Smith just earned a wave of new fans over the weekend after making a surprise appearance on stage at Coachella for a Men in Black inspired performance with J Balvin.

The 55-year-old actor returned to one of his most beloved roles, full black suit and sunglasses included, to rap the title track from the 1997 film with the Colombian singer.

However, the Indio, California music festival ended up becoming a moment of togetherness for not just Will, but his entire family, as he ended up being the second of the group to surprise on stage.

A day earlier, his and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter Willow, 23, made a spontaneous appearance alongside Jon Batiste for his set as her proud parents watched and cheered from the crowd.

The young singer-songwriter took to social media later to share several of her favorite photos and memories from her weekend in the desert, including a heartwarming family photo.

In one of the snaps, she's seen hugging her mom, 52, plus her older brothers Jaden, 25, (who reunited with his close friend Justin Bieber at the festival), and Trey, 31, Will's son with ex wife Sheree Zampino.

Trey, Jaden, Will, Jada Pinkett, and Willow Smith together at Coachella 2024© Instagram
Smith family portrait at Coachella

"f is for friends who do stuff together," she captioned her post, a reference to the "F.U.N. Song" from Spongebob Squarepants, and her fans loved it. "Oh this is a WHOLE crew," one commented, with another adding: "look at you doing a lil photo dump," and a third saying: "Thank you for your energy."

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Both Will and Willow are counting down to major new releases to time with their Coachella performances. Will will next return to the screen in Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die with Martin Lawrence.

Will Smith and J Balvin perform at the Coachella Stage during the 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2024 in Indio, California.© Getty Images
Will joined J Balvin for a surprise "Men in Black" Coachella set

The fourth installment in the franchise, the film is a follow-up to 2020's Bad Boys for Life and will also star Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig reprising their roles from the previous films. Bad Boys 4 is slated for a June 7 release.

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Willow, on the other hand, performed her song "BIG FEELINGS," a part of her upcoming album Empathogen, which also includes the single "Symptom of Life." The LP is a follow-up to her 2022 critically acclaimed record Coping Mechanism.

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She teased the album to Rolling Stone last November and spoke of her changing life situation and perspective at the time, all of which influence the record. "During that time, emotionally, I was going through so much. There was so much anger," she expressed. "There was so much resentment. There was so much need to just express myself."

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"And those two albums helped me get it out. For I was almost never sober in the studio. And for this new album, I was sober for every single recording session…"

Jada Pinkett Smith at Coachella© Instagram
Jada and Will were also present to cheer on during their daughter's surprise appearance

"I feel like my mind state was extremely different. There was so much more gratitude, so much more resonance with myself, and so much more coming back to my roots with these new songs that are coming out."

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