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Jada Pinkett Smith
Originally posted 09/25/2013 03:30PM
It looks as though Jada Pinkett Smith received some valuable presents upon turning 42 recently: Specifically, the gifts of reflection and inspiration.
The actress and wife of Will Smith has taken to Facebook to discuss publicly her "many addictions" as well as divorce, friendship, love and happiness.
"Yesterday I turned one year older, and I reflected on where I have been and where I am now," Smith wrote last Thursday on her personal page, which has nearly four million likes.
"What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time dealing with problems in life. I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles."
Originally posted 07/12/2013 04:15PM
They say that kids grow up too fast these days – and apparently Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter, Willow Smith, is no exception.
The young actress and singer has come under fire this week for her new music video for "Summer Fling," in which the 12-year-old is seen holding hands, hugging, cuddling and flirting with a seemingly much older boy.
Sample lyrics include: "You tell me that I’m the one/I tell you it's just for fun," and "don't really care what we do tonight/good night kiss 'til the mood is right/laying by the beach with you/wishing it would never end."
Originally posted 06/27/2013 05:40PM
The star changes things up for the summer
Originally posted 06/04/2013 09:00AM
Sometimes it's the little things that matter most to superstar couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
"We tend to find magic in the mundane. Picking Willow up from her girlfriend’s house at 9:30 p.m., and enjoying that ride together, then stopping at 7-Eleven to get some ice cream as a family," Smith tells Redbook in their July cover story, on newsstands June 11.
As for her often-scrutinized marriage, Smith says there isn't anything her husband could do to send her for the hills. Well, almost nothing.
Originally posted 05/28/2013 11:30AM
In their new film After Earth, real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith play a father and son – and Will says his 14-year-old son's decision to act was all his own.
"It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane," the star tells New York magazine in advance of the movie's May 31 release.
"I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that's going to be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed," says Will, 44.
Originally posted 02/13/2013 07:00PM
Jada Pinkett Smith knows a thing or two about diet and exercise.
The 41-year-old mom to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12, who recently showed off an extremely toned beach body, says the craziest diet she's ever done actually involved a whole lot of eating.
"My craziest diet was for The Matrix," Smith told PEOPLE at the Vera Wang Fall 2013 Collection fashion show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. Seated front row next to model Chrissy Teigen, Pinkett Smith enjoyed some girl time away from husband Will Smith, who recently vacationed with pals – and parents-to-be – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Brazil.
Originally posted 11/28/2012 06:20PM
The actress and mom of two takes to her Facebook page to answer her critics
Originally posted 10/31/2012 01:00PM
When it comes to raising her kids, Jada Pinkett Smith isn't authoritarian in her rule-making.
"I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work," she told PEOPLE at a Yes to Prop 35 event hosted by The Moms on Monday afternoon. "What I establish with my children is a partnership."
Adds the actress: "I'm not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives."
Originally posted 10/26/2012 02:00PM
The ladies love Michelle and are opening their Hollywood handbags to prove it.
Originally posted 08/10/2012 10:05AM
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."
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