Super Woman Status: Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Motherhood & More in The Edit Magazine
The Super Woman, Jane of all Trades Jada Pinkett Smith covers Net-A-Porter’s The Edit Magazine and not only gives us high fashion but goes deep into her family dynamic and what makes all women, super women. Smith talks the challenges many of us face as both mother and wife and what that means in her family,as well as dishing on how she’s 42 years old and stunning as ever.
Whether it’s as actress, activist, wife or mother Jada is sharing an insider’s view into her multifaceted life. From Set It Off to Hawthorne, Smith has made a name for herself as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood along with husband of almost 20 years,Will Smith.
When asked about her marriage – which has come under scrutiny time and time again with rumors of cheating and open arrangements – Jada had this to say : “Will, to me, encompasses everything. It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life.”
“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow… I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that’s what it’s evolved into. And I’m just ecstatic about it.”
The fab mom noted that her and hubby cope with the rumors because they know the truth of their relationship, “… there’s no better technique. We can laugh because it’s so ridiculous. I don’t take it personally.”Photographed by Chris Colls
When addressing what comes with raising daughters in today’s times, Jada noted “It’s really tough. I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously. Are women valued for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities? Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.”
On parenting, Jada continued: “I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.”
But Jada isn’t only concerned about her children. If you’ve followed this enlightening mom you’ve seen her campaign on behalf of woman trafficking and bringing awareness that it is a problem in the U.S. and not just an “other countries” issue.
“Being a woman in an industry that has a voice, I just felt this enormous amount of responsibility to at least let other people know. ‘Guess what guys? It’s not just happening over there. It’s happening right here.’ I just had to get that word out,” Jada said.
Photographed by Chris Colls
All of her many roles hasn’t stopped this super woman from looking fabulous (maybe all of it keeps her young?). At 42-years-old Pinkett stated, “I look better than ever and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that it’s about being physical every day. You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block.”
You can see more of Jada Pinkett Smith playing villain Fish Mooney in Gotham starting September 22 on Fox US. But until then hear more from Jada on what she says makes every woman a “Super Woman” below.