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Will Smith on his 20th anniversary with Jada Pinkett Smith

It's an Emerald anniversary for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The 49-year-old actor shared his warm sentiments for his wife Sunday, which marked the 20th anniversary of their nuptials at Cloisters Castle in Pikesville, Maryland on New Year's Eve of 1997.

'20 Years Ago Today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle,' the Oscar-nominated star of Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness wrote on Instagram alongside a shot from their ceremony.

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Looking back: Will Smith, 49, posted an emotional Instagram tribute to Jada Pinkett Smith, 46, on their 20th wedding anniversary Sunday, including the above shot from the big day

Looking back: Will Smith, 49, posted an emotional Instagram tribute to Jada Pinkett Smith, 46, on their 20th anniversary Sunday, including the above shot from the big day

The Philadelphia native then listed what he's 'learned since' tying the knot with Jada, who he began dating in 1995.

'Love is Like Gardening... I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)... Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be,' he wrote. 

'I’ve learned to take pleasure in Nourishing YOUR dreams... Rather than wrestling with you to Fulfill my Selfish Needs & Satiate My Insecurities,' Smith added.

Will, who recently headlined the $90 million film Bright, said he's learned that love is 'listening,' giving,' and 'freedom' amid his two-decade marriage, that has

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