Words: Ben Pulsford

Hollywood daddy Will Smith sent social media into a frenzy over the weekend after sharing a snap of himself sporting a sexy AF dad bod on Instagram.

The 52-year-old Bad Boys For Life actor posted the following snap on Sunday with the caption: “I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life.”

Instagram: @willsmith

Shockwaves. But maybe we all needed that shock to the system? Hear us out…

Jokes aside, this snap will do wonders for male mental health right now.

You won’t need us to tell you that for the majority of us, lockdown hasn’t exactly been kind to the coveted summer bods – mainly ‘cause summer keeps getting cancelled – and for some fucked up reason, social media and the scene is expecting – nay demands – some kind of post-lockdown glow-up from us. 

If Will Smith, who literally lives in gyms ahead of multi-million dollar film roles (he trained for up to seven hours a day ahead of 2001’s biopic Ali) has sacked it in for a bit, you can at least exhale and give yourself a break for a hot sec, huns.   

While we’re on this track, here are a few qualities – some physical, some not – which will (in our opinion) always come out on top of a six-pack: a sense of humour, a smile, authenticity, and… money? Mr Smith has all those in spades.

Will Smith in I, Robot (2004)

Will Smith’s body might’ve gone through quite the transformation throughout his career, but guess what? Body’s do that.

It’s safe to say, we’d still rub his lamp and use three wishes wisely. 

Smith isn’t the only celeb speaking up about lockdown weightdown, see Duncan James shirtless snaps.