updated 05/29/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/29/2012 AT 6:00 AM ET
“We make the effort to always put the family first,” Smith told PEOPLE at last week’s Men in Black III premiere in New York City. “Being there for each other and being present with our kids is the most important thing. I take being a parent very seriously.”
They will celebrate their 15th anniversary in December. And despite rumors of marital trouble lately – which Pinkett Smith recently said were ridiculous – Smith says that, as a couple, they’re as strong as ever.