If, like us, you frequent celebrity gossip sites, you may have seen the name Sarah Snyder pop up every now and again. She’s the girlfriend of Jaden Smith, who is both the son of international megastar Will Smith and a celebrity in his own right.
But that’s not all: Snyder’s also a popular, beautiful model with a million followers on Instagram. Not only that, but she’s also built up a reputation for being a “bad girl.” So let’s have a look at what she’s done so far in her life and see as a result why she’s the perfect match for Smith…
At 21 years old, there’s no doubt that Sarah Snyder in the absolute prime of her life. Furthermore, the New York-based model is not only very obviously physically attractive, but she’s got a great sense of style, too. Just like Smith’s, hers is offbeat and slightly wacky.
In particular, she favors hoodies, T-shirts, ripped jeans and big logos. And while on other people that kind of clothing might look lazy and slovenly, on her it looks fantastic. Still, Snyder’s huge eyes, blonde hair, lean frame and long legs don’t exactly hurt when it comes to aesthetics, either.
In many ways, in fact, she’s a style chameleon and able to pull almost anything off. Her Instagram is a case in point, as it sees her totally rock everything from sexy bikinis to glamorous ballgowns. She changes her hair color quite often as well.
Before meeting the gorgeous young model, meanwhile, Smith had been linked with a number of famous beauties – including Kylie Jenner and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg. But when he attended the Los Angeles premiere of Pitch Perfect 2 in May 2015, he did so with Snyder by his side.
As a result, the media quickly took to Google to find out just who Snyder actually was. And what they discovered was a girl who was effortlessly cool and stylish but also not afraid to provoke controversy. For one, she apparently seemed to be happy to be photographed using drugs.
Additionally, Snyder was arrested in February 2015 for allegedly stealing a $16,000 Hermès purse from a store in New York. And she appeared not to care very much about it, even going so far as to wear a T-shirt bearing her mugshot to her own court appearances. Naturally, the media were delighted to have uncovered a scandal.
Subsequently, it was speculated that being linked to a woman with a criminal record would be bad for boyfriend Smith’s career. And it was even reported that Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, despite them having a famously hands-off parenting technique with their son, disapproved massively of Snyder.
What’s more, fans of Smith – especially those who liked the idea of him dating Kylie Jenner instead – disliked Snyder, too. Some even tweeted about whether the age difference between them was too much, seeing as how Snyder was a legal adult and the then 17-year-old Smith was not.
Reportedly, however, Jenner herself wasn’t so bothered; she was even said to have rubber-stamped the relationship. As a source told website Hollywood Life in September 2015, “Jaden says he’s happy with this girl, so that’s all that matters to [Kylie]. If she [Snyder] hurts Jaden, it’ll be another story, but right now Jaden’s happy so Kylie’s happy for him. They’ve got her stamp of approval.”
Snyder’s own ex, on the other hand, wasn’t anywhere near so classy. In June 2015, in fact, male model Ian “King of the Youth” Connor posted a nasty tweet that read, “Shouts Outs Jaden Smith For Wifing A B**** I Used To F**k On Hotel Roofs. That’s Dedication.” Ouch.
But despite so many challenges and negativity, the Smith-Snyder relationship continued to thrive. Indeed, Smith was appearing frequently on his new girlfriend’s Instagram, where the two could be seen doing all sorts of cute-couple things. But, eventually, Snyder would hit the news again.
On February 10, 2016, the charges against Snyder for stealing the $16,000 Hermès purse were dropped. Moreover, in that same month, she went to Harper’s Bazaar to share her side of the story. Apparently she had cared about the case after all.
“I didn’t completely know my rights,” Snyder told the publication. “[The police] said, ‘You have to get in the car,’ but I found out later that I didn’t have to. They didn’t let me call anyone, so I was texting my dad in the car. I was crying and really scared.”
She added that the cops knew of her celebrity. “Whenever I was in the cop car, they were like, ‘We’ve been on your Instagram, we know who you are.’ I wanted to be like, ‘Exactly, then if you know so much about me, then why would you ever think I would steal a purse?!’”
Furthermore, Snyder claimed that her alibi was actually pretty solid. Continuing to Harper’s Bazaar, she said, “There was a lot of proof I didn’t do it. There was a time-stamped plane ticket, my dad’s affidavit, my phone records, my credit card statement, and there are pictures of me in my dad’s house in Florida on the same day they claim I stole the purse.”
Unfortunately, the scandal had already affected her career. “My reputation is so bad now,” she said in the same piece. “I know a lot of companies haven’t worked with me because of this situation.” But at least Smith had stood by her. In fact, the couple were doing great… at that point, anyway.
Come August 2016, however, unpleasant rumors suddenly started to spread. Specifically, Atlanta hip-hop and rap photographer Gunner Stahl – seemingly an ex of Snyder’s – posted a picture of her and himself in bed together. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he also tagged Smith in the photo to make sure that he saw it.
Snyder responded, meanwhile, by posting a picture of a big bouquet of flowers from Smith with the caption, “when your little ex is salty your [sic] in love with your man. Btw thanks for the flowers baby.” It seemed she hadn’t cheated after all. And whatever the truth, she was seen kissing Smith in public not long afterwards.
But what’s next for the couple? Perhaps not much: in December 2016 there was speculation they’d split after Smith was spotted at an awards ceremony with Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s BFF. “Jaden and Sarah have a volatile relationship to say the least,” a source told Hollywood Life in August 2016. “One day they can’t stand to be apart and the next they can’t be in the same room.” Well, if Snyder does ever split from Smith, at least she’ll still have her good looks and her army of Instagram followers!