*We may not be hearing very much from Jada Pinkett-Smith lately, but in the summer issue of Uptown Magazine, the actress and mom tells the haters her kids will be just fine.
She’s sacrificed quite a bit since her children have been making moves in the industry. Who has time to play in a band and read new scripts if the kids are doing the same?
“I miss [my music career] tremendously,” Pinkett-Smith said. “But it’s one of those things that I wear with a badge of honor because it expresses what I prioritize, and that’s my family.”
“When Jaden did ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ I was supposed to go on tour with Guns N’ Roses in Europe,” she adds. “It was probably the most heartbreaking experience. But what I realized is that sometimes God will place things in your life that will make you recognize what your priorities are. I adore my son; he’s my soul seed. There was no way that I was going to allow him to do [a movie] and not have his mother.”
Beyond that, she said the haters have had plenty to hate on when it comes to her kids. From giving thumbs down on her parenting skills to the flashy life Willow has been introduced to, Jada says it’s really none of anyone’s business.
“There are so many other kids you can worry about. My kids? They’re going to be all right,” she says. “I get why people would criticize. But people need to know that Will and I would never put our children in a situation that would bring them detriment. If I survived everything that I survived in Baltimore and Will survived everything he survived in Philly, these kids surely can survive the Hollywood game.”