Dateless To Your Next Event? Pull A Jaden Smith And Bring Something Weird

Dateless To Your Next Event? Pull A Jaden Smith And Bring Something Weird

Yes, he brought a date to his last red carpet appearance. His hair. 

By Marianne Schaberg

We’ve all been there, you have a big fancy event coming up - your parents 50th wedding anniversary, your company’s annual picnic, your old college friend’s black tie wedding you never thought you’d be invited to - and you’re bummed because you don’t have a date. What do you do? Swipe right until you find a hottie who’s avail? Too risky. Call an ex? Too messy. Bring a booty call? Too complicated. Luckily, we can learn a lesson or two about dating from our favorite celebrities. 

What about bringing a sibling?

Seems like a no-brainer. You share the same DNA and hopefully the same sense of humor to make any night memorable, but it’s going to be a hard no. Why? Angelina Jolie ruined it for all of us. Right, Angelina Jolie ruined bringing your sib as a date for us all at the Academy Awards in 2000. Angie (pre-Pax, Knox, Zahara, Vivienne, Maddox, Shiloh Brad Pitt and Billy Bob) took her brother, James Haven, as a date. It all seemed perfectly kosher, just two of John Voight’s goth offspring being dark and broody AF on the red carpet. Then it turned amorous. And we do mean amorous. First, these sibs (who, sidebar, look shockingly alike) puckered up and full on Frenched on the red carpet. This was alarming. But might have been forgotten if our golden gal didn’t blurt out, “I’m so in love with my brother right now,” while accepting the Oscar for Girl, Interrupted. Someone should have interrupted that girl and told her that a make out sesh plus a declaration of love does not bode well when you’ve brought your flesh and blood brother with you as a date. And don’t get us started on Angelina and blood, her obsession is vial … I mean, vile.

Now in an interesting turn of events, at this year’s Met Gala, Jaden Smith wanted to recreate the sibling date. When he turned up solo on the red carpet, photographers noticed he was carrying an interesting accessory. It wasn’t a vial of blood (looking at you, again, Angelina). It wasn’t a man purse. It was closer to a man-bun because young Jaden was carrying a clump of his own hair. Yes, you read that right, Jaden was carrying his own recently shorn blond dreadlocks.

Now, if you follow Jaden or Will Smith on Facebook, you’ll know that about a month ago the father and son duo bonded when they shaved off Jaden’s long blond locks. As it turns out, Jaden kept these disembodied dreads and brought them along to the Met Gala … as … his … date. Yup. He told reporters that since his sister, Willow, couldn’t be his date, he brought his hair. Guess, he just wanted to represent Willow by shaking his hair back and forth.  

While it might seem weird on the surface, bringing your hair over you sibling will never end in an incestuous mess. So clip that pony tail, rock a bob and bring your old coif to your next event. 

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