Jada Pinkett Smith wants the world to know that her kids are doing just fine, thanks. The movie star mom and her husband Will Smith have faced some criticism for helping their kids Jaden, 12, and Willow, 10, launch their own Hollywood careers, but in a new interview with Uptown magazine she insists that there’s no need to worry about the star-powered siblings.
“There are so many other kids you can worry about. My kids? They’re going to be alright,” Jada says. “I get why people would criticise. But people need to know that Will and I would never put our children in a situation that would bring them any detriment.”
While both kids seem to have inherited their parents’ love of entertaining – Jaden has been focusing on acting while his little sister released an album, touring with Justin Bieber – Jada says that the similarities don’t stop there.
“Believe it or not, they’re both like me and Will. … Willow’s a lot like me – just in the chances she’ll take. And then, Jaden has the drive of his father. Jaden and I are what I call introverted extroverts. Willow and Will are more pow! Jaden and I, well, we don’t give that to just anybody.”
The HawthoRNe star also talks about her happy 13-year-marriage to Will: “We create together, we love on each other, we raise our kids together.”
Jada adds that while “People think that Will and I don’t spend a lot of time together,” in fact the opposite is true! “Too much time actually, if you ask me, it’s always nice to have a little time apart,” she explains. “Sometimes you need that.”