The Untold Truth Of The Mother Of Will Smith's Oldest Son

It's worth noting that Will Smith's family is one of the best examples of blended families the celeb world has to offer. In addition to his close relationships with his children — Trey, Jaden, and Willow — and his 23-year marriage to wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor shares an unusually close bond with his first wife, Sheree Zampino. In fact, the whole family does.

Smith has referred to Zampino, Trey's mother, as the "#BestBabyMamaEver" on Instagram, while Pinkett Smith called her a "gift" in a heartfelt post. In turn, Zampino replied to Smith's post with love, and has discussed the beauty of her relationship with Pinkett Smith — and their blended family as a whole — multiple times.

Still, how much do you actually know about the mother of Will Smith's oldest son? We took a deep dive into her life and pulled out some of the most interesting facts. Here's what you'll want to know about Sheree Zampino.

Sheree Zampino and Jada Pinkett Smith got into some serious fights back in the day

Jada Pinkett Smith and Sheree Zampino share a relationship that most co-parents can only dream of. That being said, they had to seriously work on things before they came to completely respect one another. In fact, the two women recalled their past drama on the premiere episode of Red Table Talk, cracking up at the ferocity of their younger selves but also coming to serious conclusions about parenting.

Zampino remembered one situation, in particular, when she called the Smith house wanting to speak to Trey. In order to do so, however, she had to talk to Pinkett Smith first. And they exchanged some serious "fighting words."

"You picked up the phone, and I wasn't really respectful," Zampino told Pinkett Smith."You basically let me know, 'I don't really appreciate your tone' ... and you hung up on me." She continued, "I called back, and I happened to say, quote, 'B***h, you living in the house I picked out.' And you said, 'It's my house now.'"

Still, Zampino gave credit where credit was due, praising Pinkett Smith for being the one to make amends."You took the initiative to make things right," she revealed. "And the one thing I would say about you, you would always say, 'Ree, I apologize.' You always owned it. Thank you for that."

Sheree Zampino owns a fashion and jewelry boutique

While Sheree Zampino might be a certified cool mom, she's also an entrepreneur as well. Zampino has her own boutique, from which she sells jewelry, apparel, accessories, footwear, and more (amid the coronavirus pandemic, she added several fashion masks to the store). According to the bio on the store's official website, Zampino studied at both FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in Los Angeles. And her items are actually affordable, "normal people" prices too.

In 2009, the same year Zampino launched her fashion company, she also created a moisturizer called Whoop Ash. According to Essence, she's had such stars as Holly Robinson-Peete, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Shaun Robinson as customers.

In addition to her businesses, Zampino has also worked in media. She starred on the VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes where she befriended other celeb ex-wives, like Shanna Moakler, Nicole Murphy, and more. The show lasted for three seasons. Zampino also hosted Black Hollywood Live's Eat. Pray. Live. podcast.

There once was a wild rumor that Sheree Zampino was the mother of Jordyn Woods' sister

Wait, what? Let's shed some light to this mess of a mystery. First of all, let it be known that Sheree Zampino went on to tie the knot again, this time to NFL star Terrell Fletcher (the two have since divorced). While they were still married, however, they were photographed at a football game of Trey's, holding a young girl. This led to blogs (and even a Will Smith biography) declaring that the two had a daughter named Jodie.

Since Zampino often shares photos of Trey on Instagram, she began receiving angry messages from fans who wondered why her "daughter" was absent on her social media posts. "I'd get hate mail [from people yelling], 'You never post a picture of your daughter!'" Zampino recalled on the Splitting Upward podcast.

She put the rumor to rest on the podcast, starting by explaining that Trey and Joshua Woods (the older brother of Jordyn Woods) were best friends. The families were together at the game when the snapshot was taken and she was holding Jodie Woods, Joshua and Jordyn's little sister. How that got to be twisted into a saga of a mystery kid, we'll never know. But hey, that's the internet for you, right?