Tween star Willow Smith, and celebrities Usher and Lee Daniels and their kids, are featured in the family issue of W magazine. In the issue, Willow tells us that she is not allowed to do “whatever I want,” she explains. “Mommy has to say it’s okay.”
Willow also says that she is inspired by her parents. “Mommy and Daddy inspired me to be a performer,” Willow says. “I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, and the camera stuff from both. That’s just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths!”
Usher Raymond IV and his sons Usher V and Naviyd with ex-wife Tameka Foster
“When you put the passion between a man and a woman up against having children, it doesn’t hold a candle. I’ve never known passion like what my children have helped me feel,” says the divorced dad of two.
Lee Daniels and twins Clara and Liam
Daniels says of his twins, Clara and Liam, 14, who were born to his brother and his girlfriend and adopted by Daniels and his then partner, casting director Billy Hopkins, when they were three days old, “I tell them, ‘I know it’s all “Kumbaya” with your friends, but when you get in that workforce, you’re going to see what it’s like as a black person.’”
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