Not sure if anyone was aware, but Jada Pinkett Smith’s 61 year old mother is SMOKING HOT.
First, I know what you’re going to say: Katy Hung that is seriously inappropriate to talk about the elderly that way.
My response: Ok fair, but please take a look at the picture below and then tell me if you don’t agree.
No but seriously, she doesn’t just have a 20 year old’s body, she has one of those 20 year old’s body who doesn’t eat refined sugars and goes to the gym every single day!
After this pic went viral on social media recently, I decided to do some light research on who this hot lady is and here are some interesting facts that I dug up on the older Pinkett:
- Her name is Adrienne Banfield Jones and according to the article I read, she had Jada when she was not much older than her granddaughter Willow right now who is 12 years old. Another article says she had Jada when she was in high school and was raised with the help from her own mother, so I think that puts her at about 14 years old which is CRAZY young to have a kid.
- She was addicted to drugs until the time that Jada was 17-18 yrs old. While the specific drugs are never mentioned, it is noted that Jada grew up in Baltimore in the 1980s at the height of the American crack cocaine epidemic.
- Jada does not seem to have any ill with her mother, and doesn’t look back at the experience she had growing up with a drug addicted mother as bad, saying “I turned all of that into power. So I used those things as motivation.
- She’s been clean for the past 22 years.
- She seems to have done SOMETHING right because watching an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith talk about parenting, I felt really moved by what she was saying.
Watch this 20 minute series called “Red Talk Table” featuring the three generations of the Pinkett women asking and answering some pretty frank, honest and raw questions. My favourite part is when Jada talks about learning the power of freedom from her mother. Sidenote: shout out to AOL On for the featured video 😛
Even though she had a less than stellar childhood growing up, she never felt like she “couldn’t” do anything – and when she was in a performing arts high school she effectively gave her mom two choices: Either I go to law school or I’m going to move to LA and really pursue this acting thing and see if I can do it.
Her mother’s response? “Well I guess we’re going to LA then.”
I know I personally would have chosen law school… but it’s a pretty powerful thing I guess to have to come to understand that your children are not you and you are not your children – and so their choices and decisions are independent from you.
With that being said, I have since stopped telling Frankly that she’s going to be the world’s first Fashion Engineer… womp womp.