Jada Pinkett-Smith Didn’t Want Jordyn Woods On ‘Red Table Talk’: Will Felt Like It Was Important
Jada Pinkett-Smith admits that she was apprehensive about Jordyn Woods coming on the ‘Red Table Talk’ for her first sit-down interview to discuss the controversy surrounding herself and Khloe Kardashian’s then boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
“Jordyn really felt like it was the only safe place that she could do that interview. It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close [to home], but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will [Smith] felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it.”
“I just wanted her to have a platform to tell her story. That’s it. She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle… You just [try to] help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across.”
Prior to coming on the show, Will released a video supporting Jordyn. The model, who was best friends with Kylie Jenner for years, and her family are close with Will and Jada. In fact, her father was a sound engineer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the Smiths and Woods families have been longtime friends.
The controversy played out on the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Tristan and Khloe have since ended their relationship.