Will Smith gets teary-eyed about his son Trey's revelation that his dad is his best friend: 'We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS'

Will Smith is one happy dad.

The father of three — a son, Trey, 26, from his marriage to Sheree Fletcher, and his two kids with Jada Pinkett Smith, 20-year-old son Jaden and daughter, Willow, 18 — shared on Facebook that he and his older son had a moment of bonding during their recent trip to Abu Dhabi.

In the video, the actor said Trey told his dad that he was his best friend. The moment was made all the more special because they have not always had an easy relationship.

“It has not always been like this between Trey & I,” the actor wrote as the caption. “We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my Divorce from his Mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned. It is a Wild Blessing to recover & restore a Loving Relationship with My Beautiful Son!”

Back in May, Pinkett Smith had Fletcher as a guest on her show, Red Table Talk, and both women spoke about the efforts they had made to make their modern family work. Pinkett Smith noted that she and Smith began dating before his divorce was finalized in 1995.

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US actor Will Smith (R) and his son Trey visit the pit lane during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 25, 2018, in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUCA BRUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Will Smith (L) and his son Trey visit the pit lane during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 25, 2018, in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUCA BRUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Trey Smith, Jaden Smith and Will Smith attend the Opening Of The Louis Vuitton Boutique as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Trey Smith, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the 26th annual EMA Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actors Trey Smith (L) and Will Smith attend the Environmental Media Association 26th Annual EMA Awards Presented By Toyota, Lexus And Calvert at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association )
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Actors Trey Smith and Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Willow Smith and actor Will Smith attend the Environmental Media Association 26th Annual EMA Awards Presented By Toyota, Lexus And Calvert at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend VH1's 'Dear Mama' Taping at St. Bartholomew's Church on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (L-R) Trey Smith, honoree Will Smith and actor Jaden Smith attend the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for MTV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Will Smith and Trey Smith arrives at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actors Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tre Smith in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: Will Smith and Tre Smith pose in the press room during the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Actor/recording artist Will Smith, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith attend the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, Trey 'DJ AcE' Smith and actor Will Smith attend DJ AcE's birthday celebration Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms Casino Resort on November 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (L-R) (L-R) Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith attend the 'After Earth' premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (L-R) Actors Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith attend the 'After Earth' premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Actor Will Smith and Trey Smith aka DJ AcE attend Vanity Fair and LOréal Paris-hosted D.J. Night with Freida Pinto in support of 10 x 10 and 'Girl Rising' at Teddys at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for VF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Trey Smith aka DJ AcE and actor Will Smith attend Vanity Fair and LOréal Paris-hosted D.J. Night with Freida Pinto in support of 10 x 10 and 'Girl Rising' at Teddys at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for VF)
Actress Jada Pinkett, actor Will Smith and son Trey Smith attend the 'Independence Day' Westwood Premiere on June 25, 1996 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, actor Will Smith and son Trey Smith attend the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 20, 2002 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Will Smith, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, son Jaden Smith, Will's son Trey Smith, Will Smith's nephew and Jada's mom Adrienne Banfield attend 'The Kingdom Come' Beverly Hills Premiere on April 5, 2001 at the WGA Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Will Smith and son Trey Smith attend the 'Men in Black' Hollywood Premiere on June 25, 1997 at Pacific's Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Will Smith, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, son Jaden Smith, Will's son Trey Smith and Will's nephew attend the 'Wild Wild West' Westwood Premiere on June 28, 1999 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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“We had a lot of family meetings. We did a lot of things together. Even if we weren’t both there mentally, we had the same intention and the same need for harmony,” Pinkett Smith said. “Coming from the families we came from and the traumas we had, we wanted the kids to be good. All three of us wanted that. We all had that intention.”

Will Smith was teary-eyed as he spoke about the moment with Trey, his co-star in the 1998 video for “Just the Two of Us.”

The comments were just as sweet.

“Bro I bet that was one of the best moments of your life right there I see it in your eyes,” one fan wrote. “Ain’t no shame in that! That’s love bro that’s what I always wanted but never really got that type of love out of my father but ill tell you what I’m about to be a dad my girlfriends due in late February I hope to have a relationship with my kid like you do yours bro.”

Another shared, “I had a similar moment with my daughter last summer. Watching this had me in tears. She’s hating me right now for my divorcing her Mom. Like really hating me. This gave me a lot of hope. Thanks. I really needed this.” Someone else added, “I can tell the tears were there, I love you and your family your loyalty to each other reminds me of my family..”

“You are a good man Will Smith,” someone else chimed in saying. “My husband is estranged from his daughter and it eats him alive — no matter how he tries to connect he hits a brick wall. Heart breaking for me to witness. I’m going to show him this to give him hope.”

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