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‘My Parents Are Their Own People’: Willow Smith Defends Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oversharing of Intimate Relationship Details

Willow Smith is unbothered by the world learning intimate details about the marriage of her parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

In the past two years, the Hollywood A-listers have lifted the veil of illusion from their picturesque union, revealing entanglements, separations and struggles in the bedroom. All of which reached a boiling point for fans last December when a petition was launched pleading for the oversharing to stop by demanding that reporters halt covering every morsel of sensationalized intel the couple shares about themselves and their relationship. 

Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Willow Smith. Photo: @willsmith/Instagram

But, while the world may be rocked by the seemingly never-ending news cycle of the Will and Jada chronicles, their 21-year-old daughter is largely unfazed. In fact, the “Transparent Soul” singer supports her parents’ decision to not hide their truths.

“The biggest disservice you could do is put up a facade and be like, that’s not the case,” she recently said in an interview with a London-based publication. She continued, “I feel I’ve always understood that my parents are their own people.”

The budding rockstar, along with her mother and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, host the popular online show “The Red Table Talk.” Many of the details of the Smith family’s dynamic and Will and Jada’s marriage have come directly from conversations held at the table now infamous for lacking boundaries. For instance, last summer Jada, 50, confirmed rumors of her and singer August Alsina being intimately involved with one another in the past. 

Will has revealed equally eyebrow-raising tidbits as well. In 2020 with the release of his memoir, “Will,” the actor-rapper revealed that his wife was not the only one in the marriage entangled with another person — though unlike Jada, the identities of the actor’s mystery woman or women were never revealed. He did however shed light on a few notable women, such as Halle Berry, that he gladly would have recruited to form his own harem of girlfriends.

As shocking as the couple’s truths have been to the public, for Willow she does not know her parents as being anything other than who the world now sees. “A lot of kids think of their parents like…‘ Your whole identity is for me.’ But seeing them in this lifestyle we had, from a very young age it was clear to me they weren’t just my parents,” said Willow. “They’re full, other people who have their own emotions.”


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