Jada Pinkett Smith says she and Will Smith clashed over son Jaden

Jada Pinkett Smith says she and Will Smith clashed over son Jaden

Jada Pinkett Smith says she and husband Will Smith clashed over their son Jaden wearing skirts

Jada Pinkett Smith continues to hold nothing back from her show, Red Table Talk.

In the latest edition, the 46-year-old actress chats with her two children, Jaden, 19, and Willow, 17, and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, 64, exploring how she and husband Will Smith discussed choices Jaden’s irreverent fashion statement when it comes to wearing. a skirt.

The Collateral star praised her son’s bravery for bold style decisions “to be a young black man” and “and the son of an über male hip-hop star” like her husband of 20 years, who, according to she was initially in conflict with her son. sewing taste.

“He has his feelings about it,” the Gotham actress said. “I remember Will calling me and saying, ‘Did you mention that Jaden and him wearing a skirt?

“And I said, ‘Yeah, I did. He’s quite happy with it.

Jaden had a noble social agenda by breaking the gender divide in his wardrobe, according to his mother.

Jaden “talked about wanting to wear skirts to give kids freedom, to give others the freedom to think outside the box on their own and not feel like by doing that they’d be bullied or attacked. in one way or another.”

Jaden acknowledged that the ripple effect was something that “goes hand in hand”, his main goal with the bold styling of the dress was to “look the fly” and stand out.

“That’s why I wore skirts, so everyone would say, ‘He’s an innovator. His head is in a different place.”‘

Jada said another Jaden-related “struggle” erupted between her and Will when Jaden went through rigorous training for his starring role in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid.

“I understand why men take their sons for any type of warrior training because it is completely, utterly unfair and unnatural for a woman to have to sit and watch something like this for her son” , she said. “Will and I were in constant conflict, to the point where we were fighting Jaden.”

Jada told her son and daughter that despite any conflicts she might have had with Will over the direction of their careers, she was “proud” of their efforts and the results.

“Even in these battles we’ve had about what’s too much, what’s too little, trying to find the balance when it comes to parenthood, I’ll tell you one thing about the two of you: you all know how work, you work hard and you do it well,” she said.


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