Jada Pinkett Smith Admits – There Was A Time When My Daughter Willow’s Tears Were So Offensive To Me, I Was Like ‘Take That Over There’
Willow revealed on a recent episode of Jada’s “Red Table Talk” series,
“Back in the day if I would be crying or have an upset, the energy was always like, take that somewhere else and deal with it on your own.”
Jada cosigned and said,
“That’s how I was treating myself, I didn’t want to be with my own feelings. There’s this wall, this armor and I was thinking about how it does a disservice to everybody we love, including ourselves.”
She apologized to Willow and added,
“The way we grew up, the way my mother grew up, you feel like you have to be strong and the first thing you want to do is teach your girls how to be strong.”
“There was a time when her tears were so offensive to me, so offensive. I was like, take that over there, we can’t afford that here. Not realizing, bitch, you can afford that here. You’re not in Baltimore anymore, okay? You absolutely can afford it here.”
Fortunately, it looks like these two were able to overcome it all. Jada also explained in the episode,
“Willow had a moment not too long ago, when you had that upset and you were crying on the couch and I just came to you and held you and I said to myself, I wish I had done this more to her. When you can just hold your little girl, have her tears, have her pain.”
See the full episode below and see the comments at the 23:54 mark.
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The matriarch also shared a touching tribute in honor of Willow’s birthday recently.
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Happy Birthday Willow! You are 19 this Willoween! What a powerhouse you are in all your precious gentleness and blooming heart. I’m so proud of the woman you are becoming and it is my joy in learning how to love you and honor you more and more every day. Shine and fly Lovely ????
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