Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about daughter Willow‘s stunning revelation that she began “cutting” herself when she was younger.
The premise of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s “Red Table Talk” is for her and her family to discuss their tribulations while trying to help viewers overcome their own personal struggles.
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The mother of two was shocked when she discovered her daughter, Willow Smith, shared she was cutting herself after her single “Whip My Hair” became successful. In a recent interview, Jada shares why she thought it was necessary to check on her daughter after Willow’s revelation. She said:
“I wanted to make sure she was okay. We went through what happened and in the moment I realized as a mother you also have to give your children space to deal with their own shadow. There’s lots of things that my mother didn’t know about me that she’s just finding out about me. Our kids don’t want to burden us.”
She explained how she and Willow moved past it. She said:
“I focused more on how she got herself out versus what got her there. I was most proud about that she could share it in the way she did, which let me know she had come through in a major way that she could put it on the table like that. I wanted to focus on what [it was] that got her through. I really talked to her about her powering side of her journey and give her all the praise in the world for that part instead of focusing on, ‘Why didn’t you tell me?”
The web series airs Monday on Facebook Watch.