Celebrity couple Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have presumably tried to do what they believe is best for their children. But it’s fair to say that their parenting techniques have sometimes appeared quirky to the outside world; even Jada’s mother admitted that at one point she thought their approach was “crazy.” Despite this, though, the A-lister mom was taken aback when her son, Jaden, came to her with a heartbreaking request.
Jada opened up about the particular exchange with Jaden in an episode of her online chat show Red Table Talk. During the clip, the mom discusses a conversation that she had with her son, who’s an actor, when he was just 15. And she admits that she was “devastated” by what he had to say.
But despite her heartbreak, Jada did her best to understand Jaden’s point of view. And in the end, she said that she came around to his way of thinking – even though it wasn’t what she’d wanted. So using her motherly instincts, Jada proved that if you love someone, you truly should let them go.
Now Jada and Will aren’t strangers to the parenting game. After all, since tying the knot in 1997, they’ve welcomed two kids together. The couple had their first child, Jaden, back in 1998. And two years later, they added to their brood with a daughter: Willow. Plus, Will has an older son named Trey, whom he shares with his first wife Sheree Zampino.