Will Smith and Family Shine at ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Premiere

Will Smith made a striking appearance on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’. Accompanied by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their three children—Trey, 31, Jaden, 25, and Willow, 23—the family presented a united and stylish front at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Also joining them was Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 70.

Smith, 55, co-stars with Martin Lawrence in this fourth instalment of the ‘Bad Boys’ series. The duo, along with directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, made a grand entrance atop a double-decker bus. Smith entertained the crowd by rapping a snippet of his hit song ‘Miami’ upon arrival.

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Will Smith sported an all-black outfit, featuring wide-leg trousers, a scoop-neck T-shirt, and a black satin suit jacket with subtle floral details. He accessorized with black patent leather loafers, a chunky black and cream necklace, brown glasses, and a black beanie hat.

Jada Pinkett Smith dazzled in a geometric-patterned, translucent gown with black lines strategically covering her. She completed her look with black open-toed heels and diamond stud earrings. Willow embraced a retro 1970s look with a matching brown and white plaid coat and trousers, while Jaden opted for oversized black denim cargo pants, a white button-down shirt, and a black puffer vest. Trey, Smith’s eldest son, kept it simple yet elegant in a teal suit. Adrienne Banfield-Norris also turned heads in a floor-length dark wash denim dress, complemented by a chunky gold necklace and thick hoop earrings.

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Martin Lawrence attended with his daughters Jasmine Page, 28, Iyanna Faith, 23, and Amara Trinity, 21. His ex-wife, Shamicka Gibbs, also joined them on the red carpet. Lawrence and Smith have been playing Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Bennett since the original ‘Bad Boys’ movie in 1995.

The latest instalment, ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’, promises the series’ signature blend of action and comedy, with a new twist: Miami’s top detectives are now fugitives after their commanding officer, Captain Conrad Howard (played by Joe Pantoliano), is framed in a corruption case. Trailers have teased high-octane sequences and humorous exchanges that fans have come to love.

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This film marks Smith’s first acting role since 2022’s ‘Emancipation’, while Lawrence’s last major film appearance was in 2020’s ‘Bad Boys for Life’. The new movie also features performances by Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Eric Dane, Tasha Smith, Ioan Gruffudd, Paola Nuñez, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, and Tiffany Haddish.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ hits theatres on 7th June. 

-Gayathri J