The 49-year-old, who was wearing a high bun, gold dangle earrings, and an all-black ensemble, was reminiscing about how much has changed in her life when she uploaded the Nov. 12 post. But the message got buried after followers started noticing the striking features the mother-daughter duo share, including the same facial structure and ears. She captioned the pic “Who dat?😆All I know … is that she’s come a long, long wayyyy 🤗✨#TBT,” and more than 326,000 folks hit the like button. Fans couldn’t grasp how identical the two were.
“Willow is that you? 😁.”
“Daughter looks just like you 🥰.”
“Willow has your whole face😻❤️.”
“That’s willow 😍😍😍.”
“Beautiful! Willow looks like you here #GORGEOUS.”
Jada has been known to share side-by-side photos of the pair to indicate how strong her genes are. In 2019, the actress posted a split image of herself and Willow rocking similar protective hairstyles, showing her millions of followers how much her then-19-year-old daughter looked exactly like Jada when was younger. She captioned the now-deleted pic, “When you gotta keep proving to folks that yo’ kids look like you too.”
Willow isn’t Jada’s only child to share an uncanny resemblance to the “Menace II Society” star. During a 2017 interview with “Entertainment Tonight” while promoting her hit movie “Girls Trip,” Jada opened up about the viral picture she shared of her son, rapper Jaden Smith, doing the same squinting facial expression as her look from “A Different World.” She told “ET” interviewer Kevin Frazier that her husband, actor Will Smith, took the photo and also saw the similarities.
“Isn’t that crazy? When I saw that picture — Will took that picture — He was like, ‘Yeah, look at this.’ Yep it’s crazy… my child does look like me!” Jada said.
She also mentioned how good her genes are after her then-64-year-old mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, posted her infamous bikini shot. “I have good genes, don’t I? Yeah, she rocks one better than me. When your own mother can put you to shame, I’m like, I don’t know if I gotta get back in the gym. I don’t know what I gotta do. I just told her, I said, ‘All that right there, just make sure you passing all those good genes down here.'”