Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts

Lewis Collier
June 14, 2018

"My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me", Pinkett Smith said candidly.

The actress focused on sex for the newest episode of her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, 64, and her 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith. "She wanted me to know that pleasure was from me, she didn't want me to fall into the hands of a man and to think if he gave me pleasure, to think that was him", she explained. "What did I just see?'" She explained that she did not see everything because she thought she "overstepped a boundary".

Pinkett Smith has talked about her hard childhood before.

"I think by your age, I gave myself multiples firsts, multiple orgasms".

"One thing I've learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise", she captioned a photo on Instagram of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. But one night I was just like, this is actually psychotic, and after that, I just stopped.

Jada doesn't take her state of mind for granted.

I think we're all still in shock that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade took their own lives last week. And then one day, I was just like, 'Enough.

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So whether you're a young girl or an older man, practicing mental health daily is a must.

Jada's grandmother played a crucial role in her career success, enrolling the aspiring star in piano, tap dance, and ballet lessons.

Later, the "Whip My Hair" singer admits talking about sex with her dad is much more different than her conversations with her mother.

Willow simply likens the experience to walking in on something she shouldn't have. 'You got to a point where you told me straight up, you were like, "Mom, I have to leave here to live my life". "I was like, 'You don't have to be embarrassed.' It was like, their innocence was gone". Willow's response: "No, she is considered a handsome person". Always candid, at times intellectual, and surprisingly addictive, the latest episode of Smith's refreshing family talk show is no exception.

In "Sex Talk! Personal Stories From Three Generations", Smith openly speaks about sex, DM-sliding etiquette, and hookup culture with Gammy, Willow, and Willow's best friend Telana Lynum.

Hmm, wonder if there are more parents like Adrienne or Jada out there.

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