Belfast Telegraph

Jada: Kids and I in a partnership

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted that she still embarrasses her kids sometimes.

The actress and singer - who stars in new animated film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - is mum to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 11, and is stepmum to husband Will Smith's son Trey.

Jada revealed: "Now my sons have got girlfriends coming into the house and I'm like, 'You've got to give mom a kiss before you leave' and it's like, 'Oh mom'. Even my 20-year-old!"

But despite their blushes, Jada said she had a great relationship with her children.

"I guess the kind of mom that I am, there's a great exchange between us. I listen to what they want and I listen to their desires and incorporate it into the creative process. There's no dictatorship when it comes to creating art. There's no dictatorship with my kids. We're in a partnership. We're partners in everything," she said.

"I never have to show them who's boss. It's very clear that we're in a partnership.

"Will's been here 44 years, I've been here 41 years, and they've been here less than that so they respect the wisdom and the knowledge that we have to offer them."


From Belfast Telegraph