Willow Smith Calls ‘Whip My Hair’ a ‘Really Terrible Experience’ While Getting Real With Jaden About Their Parents’ Parenting
And Jada Smith defends allowing Jaden to move out of the house at just 15 years old on her Facebook talk show.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s two children, Willow and Jaden, sat down with their mother for the latest episode of her Facebook show, “Red Table Talk,” where they discussed what it was like growing up as the kids of two incredibly famous stars.
The three were joined by Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones for the conversation, where they all acknowledged Jaden and Willow’s upbringing was certainly “unconventional.”
Jada admitted that there’s one aspect of her kids lives that is “completely strange and unknown” to her: the fact that they were brought up in the spotlight, while she and Will had to “hustle” their way to the top. Both kids said they’ve definitely dealt with issues unique to their situation.
“It’s like, what do I do when it’s just me and my homies and we’re chilling for dinner … do I ask for the check? Do I just pay for everything?” asked Jaden, addressing social expectations.
Willow chimed in, “I literally hate Disneyland because I had one terrible experience and everyone expected me to pay for them. I was super young, it was with older girls and they were behind my back like, ‘Oh, she’s going to pay for everything.’ I honestly wasn’t thinking that way. It was painful.”
While most teens don’t fly the coop until they’re done with high school, Jaden asked to move into his own place at the age of 15, something Jada called “one of the most heartbreaking moments” of her life.