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Will Smith Opens Up About Emotional Struggles with Eldest Son

The Smith family has been extremely transparent as of late. In addition to Jada’s Facebook hit, Red Table Talk, Will has used his Instagram page as a tool of encouragement for 25.5 million followers. In a recent post, the actor comes close to tears while discussing his eldest son, Trey Smith, 26, revealing that their relationship was strained for years.

“It has not always been like this between Trey & I,” he captioned the video. “We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my Divorce from his Mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned. It is a Wild Blessing to recover & restore a Loving Relationship with My Beautiful Son! @treysmith0011.”

Watch his emotional admission below:

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