Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are the epitome of a real Hollywood relationship so news of a pending divorce that hit the rumor mill late last year had their fans bracing their hearts.
According to Jada though, all is well on the home front. Will is fine. The kids are fine and they are still one big happy family. She recently sat down with French Magazine Gala to dish the tea on what’s really going on behind the scenes, blaming the couple’s lack of time together on their hectic work schedule:
Every year, a celebrity couple is on the radar. This year, unluckily, it’s us! I almost want to say that we should have been expecting it. But Will and I know the truth. We are waiting peacefully for when the storm ends.
These rumors are completely untrue. I’m traveling a lot because of my work, as Will does. And the fact that I’m accompanying our daughter, Willow, on her trips, while Will spends time with our son, Jaden, doesn’t make things easier. But our way of living hasn’t changed. Before the children, we were already away from each other quite often because of our work.
In general, Will and I take two months of holiday, at the end of the year. Right after Thanksgiving, we shut down the curtain and nothing comes to bother our family life until January.
Will and Jada have also faced constant scrutiny on their parenting style with folks ranting about everything from their daughter’s constant hair color changes, to questioning if they are working their kids too hard. According to Jada, she’s letting her kids express themselves and the best way to do that is to avoid living through them.
Jaden is almost 14 and Willow 11, and as a mom, I’m really proud to see them following their passions. With Will, we let them enough space to let them express themselves and reach their dreams. We are avoiding to live through them.
I spent my youth in the streets of Baltimore, drugs were circulating at home. Will had a tough youth as well. So, you know, I’d rather than Jaden and Willow grow up in Hollywood than with drug addicts.