I was riding in the car going somewhere here in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday when the entertainment report came on the radio. They reported that Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith filed for divorce. I don’t know if this is really true or not and they have always been in the media about their relationship. I haven’t seen Will & Jada in photos together in a very long time but whatever works for them, good for them. She recently was the cover star for American Way magazine wearing lots of white designer fashions, check it out inside and a few excerpts from her interview. Enjoy your Saturday!
Pinkett Smith describes the ups and downs of their wedded life in less scandal-sheet-friendly terms. “Marriages go through shifts,” she says, “and relationships go through shifts because in life things shift. So people are automatically like, ‘What’s going on? They must be getting a divorce.’ Well, no. But when people feel those shifts and there’s a mystery, they have to fill it with something.” As her 14-year-old daughter, Willow, and 17-year-old son, Jaden, have become recording artists and actors, the gossip fascination has extended to them.
“When I think back to who I was, living in Baltimore and what my ideas of survival were, and the kind of activities I was involved in at 13 years old. I was going to jail or I was gonna see a grave.
“My mother is close to my age. Some of her friends know my friends, and word had gotten around quick about what had happened.
“My mom packed up my suitcase and said, “I’m personally driving you to North Carolina tomorrow. You’re getting out of here.’ She probably saved my life.”
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