Jada Pinkett Smith On Blended Families, Step Kids & The Other Woman.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith wife of actor Will Smith and mother of their two children Jayden and Willow Smith, recently shared her advice on family relationships on her Facebook page. She shared photos of her blended family and wrote about learning to love your spouse/partner's children from a previous marriage or relationship as well as getting along with their EX. Read on to see what she shared and how she dealt with the situation in her own family...
A letter to a friend:
"Blended families are NEVER easy, but here's why I don't have a lot of sympathy for your situation because... we CHOOSE them. When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package...Period! If I didn't want that...I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey...I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him...his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other... but we have learned to LOVE each other."
"I can't support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage. These are the situations that separate the women from the girls. Your behavior is that of an insecure child who needs to recognize her own weaknesses that MUST be strengthened to take on the task at hand. We can't say we love our man and then come in between him and his children. THAT'S selfishness...NOT love. WOMAN UP... I've been there...I know. My blended family made me a giant… Taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date. It's time you let your blended family make you the giant you truly are."
Jada (left) with Sheree who is Will Smith's Ex and mother of his first son.
Jada talks about the photo of her and Sheree:
When Trey's mother, Sheree, and I took this photo, we were not the women we eventually became. This was a moment when we BOTH made a decision to be BIGGER, to be BETTER, not just for our family but for ourselves as well. Do something today you thought you could NEVER do that makes you bigger and better. Sometimes we simply have to start with ACTING like it, even if we ain't actually feel'n it.
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