Jada Pinkett Smith admitted on Facebook this week that she has struggled with “many addictions” during her life.
The actress didn’t get into too many specifics but she did talk about how she struggled early in her life. The actress, who turned 42 last week, said that it took her a long time to find wisdom.
“Yesterday I turned one year older, and I reflected on where I have been and where I am now. What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life. I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles. I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am damn proud. Thank you for all the love that was given to me for my birthday this year.
Pinkett Smith said that she will continue to grow and learn and that she hopes others join her on this journey.
The actress said:
“What I hope is that we all continue to gain healthy understanding that life is really about, solving problems, and also about us learning to become masters at solving them. Happy Thursday and…thank you for being here.”
Jada has been using Facebook recently to share a bit of wisdom with her fans. Today she wrote a “letter to a friend” who was having marital troubles. In the message, Smith eludes to some of the problems she has had with husband Will Smith.
“Almost all the couples have said that at some point in their marriage they have stumbled upon inevitably difficult moments that called for a break. I spoke to one couple who had a few years apart only to re-discover their desire to grow old together and to do what was necessary to continue to deepen their love for one another. My hope for you is this, that you consider taking the route that some of our elders have taken in giving your marriage some space and time before the drastic decision of divorce.”
Are you surprised that Jada Pinkett Smith has dealt with “many addictions” in her life?