It’s been a few months since entrepreneur Jordyn Woods dropped a bombshell interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith on ‘Red Table Talk’ after she became entangled in a scandal for kissing Tristan Thompson, the baby daddy of her former best friend’s sister, Khloe Kardashian.
Woods’ reputation was obliterated online in the aftermath, and fans and haters wondered when the 21-year-old would speak up and address the situation publicly.
Jordyn choose “Red Table Talk” to break her silence, a perfect fit considering Woods and the Smiths are family friends. Woods’ father was a sound engineer on ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,” so Jada & Will have known Jordyn since she was a little girl.
In a recent issue of People, Jada explains she initially didn’t want to have Jordyn on the show because of her proximity to Jordyn’s family.
“It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close [to home], but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will [Smith] felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it,” Jada said in the cover story.
Continuing, “Jordyn really felt like it was the only safe place that she could do that interview.”
The Jordyn Woods episode of “Red Table Talk” turned out to be one of the most talked about sit-downs in the show’s history. But it wasn’t about clout and numbers for Jada; it was about giving a young girl the opportunity to say her peace.
“That was my intention honestly,” Jada said of the interview.
“I just wanted her to have a platform to tell her story. That’s it. She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle… You just [try to] help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across.”