The last time we checked in on Jaden Smith, he was using a lock of his own hair as an accessory on the red carpet at the Met Gala. The last time I remember reading about Jaden – and subsequently laughing at Jaden— was after he went on a Twitter tirade about pancakes.
The Four Seasons In Toronto Spiked My Pancakes With Cheese, I'm Surprised I'm Still Alive.— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) May 27, 2017
He is so extra. Other than “extra,” there’s another word I consistently use when I write about Jaden and/or his sister Willow. That word is weird. They are wonderfully weird. Remember that cheesy Dr. Seuss quote? “When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” Well, here’s Jaden Smith supporting his girlfriend Odessa Adlon at the premiere of season 2 of her show Better Things in West Hollywood yesterday. They’ve been dating since March or April-ish. Jaden is 19. Odessa is 18. They are ADORABLE in their matching black, goth prom looks. I want Jaden’s red cross body purse. Anyway, according to Odessa, she is also weird. This is her bio on Instagram:
sorry if I’m not who u want me to be...TF nah I’m not sorry suck it up. I’m my own person. idk if I’m too strange/different/weird/confusing... move along
Did Jaden write this? Based on this description, they’re perfect for each other. Another thing they have in common is their pedigree. Odessa’s mom is Pamela Adlon, who created and stars in Better Things and her dad is a screenwriter. They also have siblings in the business. Odessa’s sisters, Rocky and Gideon (great names), are also actresses. Clearly, it’s true love.
Jaden and Odessa may be self-proclaimed weirdos but in these shots they just look like regular teenagers on a date. Jaden is in a suit! None of his accessories came from his own body! They are super cute but if they really want to lean into their weirdness, they’re going to have to try a bit harder than this.