Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Redbook Magazine

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jada_on_redbook_MagThe Original Mrs. Smith

The original First Wife of Hip Hop, Jada Pinkett Smith is on the latest cover of Redbook Magazine looking as AMAZING as ever! Radiant skin, youthful glow, and a body to die for she’s definitely giving some of the younger chicks a run for their money! Inside the pages, the 39-year-old wife, mother, and actress discusses balancing her own ambitions as well as raising kids in Hollywood. Check out below to see a few excerpts from the interview.

On Putting Her Family First

“I had to make choices. Believe me, I would still be on the road with my band, Wicked Wisdom, and making as many movies as I can a year, and doing all sorts of other things if I didn’t have the responsibility of a family. But I have children with their own talents and dreams, and I know I have to be standing next to them for that journey.”

On Raising Her Kids in Hollywood

“Let me tell you what I fear most: Them growing up like I did, in a house with drugs in a war zone, where if I walked out my door I could be shot. Hollywood ain’t nothing compared to that! Growing up in the streets of Baltimore, or the streets of Philly where Will grew up — I’d rather have my kids here. It still makes me nervous that they’re part of something that isn’t totally real, but it’s up to Will and me to teach them what’s real and what’s not.”

On Giving Up on Her Rockstar Dreams

“It was excruciating, completely excruciating. When Jaden was auditioning for The Pursuit of Happyness, my band had just gotten an offer to open for Guns N’ Roses in Europe. For me, that was unbelievable. But the choice was: I could be a rock star, or I could be on the set with my son to make sure he was healthy and happy. We all know how that story ended!”

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