Will Smith is picking up some new hobbies on his adventure-filled trip to Dubai with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and actor pal Tyrese.
On Sunday, Tyrese posted photos and video of himself and the 45-year-old actor at an indoor skydiving facility in the Arab nation with Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is a semi-pro skydiver and poet, according to TMZ.
This was just a day after the pair completed a traditional outdoor skydive with singer Maxwell, who accompanied them on the trip, according to United Arab Emirates newspaper 7DAYS In Dubai.
The New Year’s vacation is a celebration for Will and Jada, who marked their 16th wedding anniversary on December 31, and Tyrese, who turned 35 on December 30.
The festive group rang in the New Year at Barasti Bar, according to 7DAYS In Dubai, and the Fresh Prince even serenaded guests with his long-ago hit Gettin Jiggy With It alongside former musical partner DJ Jazzy Jeff, who was performing a gig at the venue.
The trip is sure to be therapeutic for Smith and Tyrese, who are both grieving the untimely loss of friends and co-stars.
Smith’s former co-star James Avery, who played Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, died from complications following heart surgery on December 31.
Jada had also shared on social media that another of Smith’s good friends died suddenly on Christmas Eve.
The 42-year-old star wrote on Facebook on December 24: ‘My husband lost a friend today. It hit me how often I forget that nothing lasts forever, especially life. Today, I am blessed to be surrounded by the love of my family and friends, and I have been reminded not to take that for granted.’
The trip also comes shortly after Smith’s Focus co-star, Margot Robbie, denied rumours they were having an affair.
Photographs of Will and Margot had surfaced of them looking cosy together in a photo booth in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October, amid reports he and Jada were undergoing a trial separation.
The 23-year-old Australian actress wrote on Twitter last month: ‘It’s disappointing that goofing around on set could be taken so out of context.’
Jada recently insisted it would take a lot for her to ‘abandon’ her husband.
She said: ‘What is the thing that Will could do to make me not love him? That would make me abandon him? I can’t think of one. I’m sorry. Except if he did something bad to the kids – now we’ve got a problem.’
As for Tyrese, he’s still mourning the loss of close friend and Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker, who was killed in a fiery car crash on November 30 after his friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT which smashed into a pole and a tree in Santa Clarita, California.
The actor and singer admits he’s having a difficult time moving on with his life.
Speaking to 7DAYS In Dubai as he rang in the New Year, he admitted he’s trying to be happy as the fun-loving father-of-one would have wanted – though it’s proving difficult.
‘He was one of my best friends ever. I find it hard to enjoy life because he’s not here … but knowing him, he’d want us to keep smiling and having fun,’ he said.
Self portrait: Tyrese posted this shot of himself during his adventure
Exotic celebration: Will and wife Jada Pinkett Smith were spotted at LAX on their way to Dubai, where they celebrated both New Year’s Eve and their 16th wedding anniversary
Other adventures for the celebrity foursome of Will, Jada, Tyrese and Maxwell have included an outing on a super yacht, according to Emirates 24/7 Entertainment
Tyrese rang in his birthday at The Act, Shangri-La Hotel on December 29, according to the publication, and Maxwell arrived at the party riding a camel.
Tyrese tweeted: ‘Dubai is the greatest city in the world!’ and ‘I’m kinda famous in Dubai this happened at a traffic light. This dude kissed my head. Lol. I love it here.’
He also revealed he’ll be back soon, tweeting: ‘My brother Vin [Diesel] is coming to Dubai. We’re gonna finish shooting #Fast7 here! Get your best cars ready were looking for you. Vrooooomm!’
Men In White: The lads were also joined by singer pal Maxwell (left), with the trio donning traditional garb for a night in the desert