Jada Pinkett Smith On Parenthood
Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the criticism of she and her husband, actor Will Smith, and the fact that their two youngest children, actor Jadan and singer Willow, have become pint-size celebrities in their own right. Jada stressed that she and Will aren't harming their kids by allowing them to pursue their dreams under the glare of the spotlight.
“There are so many other kids you can worry about," Jada told Uptown magazine. "My kids? They’re going to be all right. I get why people would criticize. But people need to know that Will and I would never put our children in a situation that would bring them detriment, my kids have no idea how I grew up, Even in knowing my story, they couldn’t know what that means. They have no RE-ALI-TY. None."
"My feeling is, my kids need to have challenges," she continued. "In a safe way. If I survived everything that I survived in Baltimore and Will survived everything he survived in Philly, these kids surely can survive the Hollywood game."
"With so many heavyweights surrounding them—from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony—if they can fail in a circle like that, then they weren’t going to win in the first place," she added. "All I want for Trey (Will’s oldest son from his first marriage), Jaden, and Willow is happiness."