Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are reportedly under investigation by child protective services over concern stemming from their daughter Willow Smith’s controversial picture with her 20-year-old male pal, Moses Arias.

Will & Jada Smith Investigated By Child Protective Services

"The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department,'' a source told Radar Online. ''Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely co-operative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.''

Earlier this month, the media went into a frenzy when a picture emerged on Instagram in which Willow, 13, was pictured in bed with Arias. In the snap, Arias is shirtless, leaning up against a wall, while Willow lies on the bed in front of him, her head resting on her arm. The photo doesn’t reveal any physical contact between the two, but the bedroom setting sparked concern.

Jada Speaks Out About Willow/Moses Arias Picture

Growing tired of the scrutiny surrounding the picture and the relationship between Willow and Arias, Jada tried to set the record straight when she was approached by TMZ. "Here's the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” said the mother of two. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it – and you're acting like covert pedophiles and that's not cool."


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Arias is thought to be a family friend of the Smiths, and is particularly close with Willow’s older brother, Jaden, 15. He’s best known for playing Rico on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana opposite Miley Cyrus. He’s more recently appeared on the big screen in Enders Game and The Kings of Summer.

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