Jada Pinkett Smith on the Divorce Rumors: Enough Already!

08/10/2012 at 10:05 AM EDT

Jada Pinkett Smith Deals with Divorce Rumors
Jada Pinkett Smith
Courtesy ESSENCE

Will Smith

Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith is an experienced hand at dealing with rumors she's headed for divorce.

"It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years," Pinkett Smith, 40, tells September's Essence.

"It's rumored that we're getting a divorce. But no. We're not getting a divorce. Where am I gonna go? Where am I going to go?" she says of her 15-year marriage to husband Will Smith.

"That's my boo. It's like he's another part of me."





The Madagascar 3 star, who is mom to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 11, knows that living her life in the spotlight comes with consequences. Aside from defending her relationship with Smith, 44, Pinkett Smith is now dealing with how the public perceives her daughter as she steps out into a musical career.

"How people feel about Willow is how people feel about Willow. But what I'm most concerned about is how Willow feels about herself," she says. "She's an independent, courageous, genius, talented little girl. I'm happy for her, that she can just be who she is."

It was Willow who recently made a discovery that changed Pinkett Smith's life. After Willow shared with the viral Kony 2012 video about child soldiers in Uganda, Pinkett Smith was driven to learn more about how she could help endangered children, specifically victims of sex trafficking.

She's since urged Congress to fight trafficking, launched a website and met with victims.

"We're all affected by this," she says. "And one woman is one woman too many. We have to extend beyond ourselves" to help those who've been enslaved.



Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters