Willow Smith recently bemoaned growing up in the spotlight, calling her very-public upbringing ‘absolutely, excruciatingly terrible.’
But the daughter of celebs Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith didn’t appear to have a care in the world Thursday in Hawaii, where she was seen surfing with brother Jaden, 19.
Later, the 17-year-old starlet soaked in the sunshine while wearing a sporty blue and green swimsuit besides rumored beau Tyler Cole and several other pals.
The Whip My Hair singer and brother enjoyed some surfing fun together, both keeping warm by wearing insulated wet-suits into the ocean.
Willow was all smiles as she stood up on her board and skillfully caught a wave.
Willow let her long dark locks sweep down to her waist before pulling them back into a practical half-ponytail.
Brother Jaden also enjoyed the ocean, seen clad in a Quicksilver wetsuit as he surfed.
The Karate Kid star joined his sister on the sand after getting a dose of the ocean.
The brother-sister duo were joined by the songstress’s rumored-beau Tyler Cole and pal Moises Arias during the trip.
Cole, who’s known for singing the track Blow Up Your TV!, walked in step with Willow wearing a pastel pink longsleeve and short-shorts.
He tied his locks into a top knot and shared a warm embrace with his rumored-to-be girlfriend before joining the rest of the group on the sand.
While the starlet appeared to be in good spirits during the trip, the teen talent recently told Girlgaze magazine about her struggle to ‘grow up and try to figure out your life’ in the spotlight.
She bemoaned the attention, telling the mag: ‘People feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on [which is] is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible.’
The up-and-comer explained that for her ‘the only way to get over’ the public gaze was ‘to go into it.’
‘You can’t change your face. You can’t change your parents. You can’t change any of those things.
‘So I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression and the world is sitting looking at them through their phones; laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche.’
Leaning into her life in the spotlight, Willow released her first single, Whip My Hair, at the tender age of 10.
Smith took time before dropping her first full length album, Ardipithecus, in 2015, and just recently released her sophomore LP, The 1st, in late October 2017.
Jaden is also hard at work, with two feature films in the pipeline.
He also released the new album, Syre, in November with a follow-up called Erys due out sometime in 2018.
Source: Daily Mail UK