At 43, Jada Pinkett Smith says that she’s established the priorities in her life. From her marriage to Will Smith to raising a teenage daughter who has become a celebrity in her own right, Jada has discovered the keys to achieving balance, she told Shape.
And one of those keys is making time to exercise. She performs more repetitions rather than just a few with extra-heavy weights in order to prioritize sculpting her sleek physique. For cardio, Jada credits stair-walking as a way to blast calories while toning her derriere and legs.
And Jada doesn’t have to go far to get motivated.
“Well, I love when Will looks at me and says, ‘You look so freaking good!’ When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off of me? That’s amazing.”
But though Jada welcomes having her body scrutinized by husband Will, their daughter Willow isn’t faring as well after posting a revealing photo of herself on Instagram, as the Inquisitr reported.
The nearly bare image of the 14-year-old actually shows her attired in a sweater designed to make her look naked, or alternatively, adorned only in body paint.
Willow went through a similar photo controversy in 2014, which showed the then-13-year-old in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old actor. However, Jada was quick to defend her daughter’s photos against accusations that they were sexually inappropriate for her age, reported the New York Daily News.
“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool.”
Jada also found herself taking on the role of defender when it comes to comments that she and Will had an open marriage, reported E! News.
“I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK. Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
Some assumed that meant she was allowing or even encouraging Will to have other relationships. Wrong, said Jada in a Facebook post.
“Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom?” she asked rhetorically in her post.
“Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us??? Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
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