Is Jaden Smith Transgender or Gay? Here are The Facts

Jaden Smith is neither gay nor transgender. He is non-binary and has a fluid orientation when it comes to his gender identity, and in this regard, many hail him as a genderqueer and LGBTQ fashion icon who is simply fighting for the right to self-expression for his generation.

Not all Hollywood heirs and heiresses live up to the hype and standards set by their parents, as most usually fall off after chasing the dream for a while. This is certainly not the case for Jaden Smith, the son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, who has his hands in every part of the entertainment business and can boast of being somewhat successful. He is best known for appearing in movies like ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006), ‘The Karate Kid’ (2010), and ‘After Earth’ (2013).

The popular actor, singer, and songwriter, regularly wears female items of clothing, and has also raised eyebrows with his lifestyle in recent times. All of this is examined below.

Is Jaden Smith Transgender or Gay? 

Jaden Smith is not transgender, and the rumors about his possibly being gay came about as a result of his choosing to wear female clothes, which he said was his way of challenging gender stereotypes. Smith did so in 2016 when he appeared as a model wearing a skirt in a Louis Vuitton womenswear campaign. He immediately became the first male to model female clothing for a French designer.

Jaden Smith
Smith wearing a skirt in a Louis Vuitton Campaign (Image Source)

Speaking afterward, Smith said he did not mind taking all the flak for his choice today so that a kid who does so in the future does not get bullied. He has, since then, continued to wear women’s clothing on the red carpet and on the runway. He has also been able to use the considerable amount of attention he has been getting for his fashion choice to push forward his business and charity interests.

Jaden Smith has been in a relationship with model Sarah Snyder. The young couple started dating sometime in 2015 and have been spotted on the red carpet and other social engagements getting very cozy with each other.

However, during a recent show, he dropped a bombshell to his fans that Tyler The Creator is his boyfriend, who was also seen among his audience shaking his head at the time. Tyler, however, neither confirmed nor denied the claim.

Key Facts About Jaden Smith’s Gender, Sexuality and Relationships

Aspect Information
Name Jaden Smith
Birth Date July 8, 1998
Age (as of 2023) 24 years
Public Speculation about Sexuality Speculation about Jaden’s sexuality started in 2017 when he announced on stage at Camp Flog Gnaw that Tyler, the Creator was his boyfriend. This was further fueled by Tyler’s 2020 tweet after Jaden won a Grammy. Despite these statements, nothing has conclusively confirmed Jaden’s sexuality.
Public Statement on Sexuality Jaden has not explicitly identified his sexuality publicly.
Past Relationships (not exhaustive) – Madison Pettis (2010-2011)
– Stella Hudgens (2011-2012)
– Sofia Richie (2012-2013)
– Kylie Jenner (2013-2014)
– Amandla Stenberg (2014-2015)
– Sarah Snyder (2015-2017)
Current Rumored Relationship Sab Zada (Spotted on Valentine’s Day 2022 in Beverly Hills)
Androgynous Style Jaden has expressed himself with gender-fluid style, such as modeling for Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign in 2016. This has led to further public speculation about his sexuality and gender identity.
Family’s Stance on Personal Matters Will Smith, Jaden’s father, has previously indicated that it’s not his place to judge and that he aims to nurture his children rather than force them into predefined roles. Neither parent has made public comments directly about Jaden’s sexuality.
Public Interest Given the prominence of the Smith family in Hollywood and recent controversies, there is heightened public interest in their personal lives, including Jaden’s sexuality.


Timeline of Jaden Smith’s Relationships:

2010 – 2011: Madison Pettis and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Notable Events: Celebrated Madison’s 13th birthday together.

2011 – 2012: Stella Hudgens and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Notable Events: Met in July 2011, began dating shortly afterward.

2012 – 2013: Sofia Richie and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Duration: Three months from November 2012 to January 2013.

2013 – 2014: Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Notable Events: Concurrently, Kylie founded Kylie Lip Kits, which later became Kylie Cosmetics.

2014 – 2015: Amandla Stenberg and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Notable Events: Attended Amandla’s prom together.

2015 – 2017: Sarah Snyder and Jaden Smith’s Relationship

  • Relationship Status: Dated
  • Duration: From August 2015 to January 2017.

2017: Jaden makes a statement at Camp Flag Gnaw that Tyler the Creator has been his boyfriend “his whole life.”

  • He has been linked with a few women post-2017 like Cara Delevingne and possibly a current girlfriend, Sab Zada.

2020: Tyler posts a tweet suggesting a romantic relationship with Jaden after his Grammy win.

The speculation about Jaden’s sexuality is mainly due to his androgynous fashion choices and the absence of explicit, confirmatory statements about his orientation.

Jaden Smith Made His Movie Debut at Age 4

Jaden Smith was born Jaden Christopher Syre Smith on July 8, 1998, in Malibu, California. As a child of two very famous Hollywood actors, Smith grew up knowing the protruding eyes of the media wanted to know every tiny bit about his life. His parents, on the other hand, tried very hard to shield their son from this and give him a normal upbringing.

He attended a private elementary school in Calabasas, California, called New Village Leadership Academy before Will and Jada later chose to homeschool him. At around the age of 4, Jaden Smith made his first cameo appearance in his dad’s movie, ‘Men in Black II’ (2002). A year later, he was cast in the sitcom ‘All of Us (2003-2006), which was created by his parents.

His Notable Films Are Karate Kid and The Pursuit of Happyness. 

In 2006, he put in a breakthrough performance alongside his father in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, which earned him three awards, including an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance, among several other nominations.

His next role was in the sci-fi ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ (2008), after which he teamed up with legendary Chinese actor Jackie Chan in ‘The Karate Kid’ (2010). That same year, Smith contributed to singer Justin Bieber’s song “Never Say Never” with a verse to officially launch himself as a rapper. He went on to release his first mixtape titled “The Cool Cafe” in October 2012.

In 2013, he returned to the big screen with his father to appear in ‘After Earth’, which did not pan out as their former collaboration; he was awarded the Worst Actor at the Golden Raspberry Awards, a parodic ceremony that honors the worst films. He and his father were together, further awarded in the Worst Screen Combo category at the ceremony.

Jaden Smith is also a Talented Musician 

That same year that he appeared with his father in After Earth, Jaden Smith reportedly requested an emancipation ruling to set him free from the control of his parents as his 15th birthday present. His motivation was said to be that he wanted a house of his own. The older Smith declined the request but rather promised his son that if he got a movie that turned out to be bigger than any of his, then he would grant him his wishes.

Jaden Smith returned to music the following year to release the sequel to his previous mixtape titled “Cool Tape Vol. 2”. His next notable role was in the television series ‘The Get Down’ (2016–2017). Although he continues to work on a few other projects, Smith has in recent times focused on his music, releasing his first studio album titled “Syre” (2017). He is set to release the second one, “Syre: The Electric Album,” sometime in 2018.


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