In June 2018, the Smith family, renowned for their candid discussions, found themselves embroiled in controversy due to a particularly uncomfortable episode of their talk show, Red Table Talk.
Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter, Willow Smith, steered the conversation toward intimate aspects of their lives, leaving some fans uneasy.
During this Red Table Talk episode, Jada Pinkett Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, was present as usual, and Willow Smith’s friend, Telana Lynum, made a guest appearance to share her own life experiences on the subject.
Willow, known for her confident and laid-back demeanor, openly expressed her thoughts during the discussion. However, her mother, sitting across from her, seemed taken aback by some of the revelations about herself and her husband, Will Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith has always been open with her children about various aspects of life, including their successful Hollywood careers, and has encouraged them to pursue their dreams.
The episode not only explored career matters but also delved into the topic of sexual openness within the family. Pinkett Smith believes that discussing sexual matters openly at home is essential to help women avoid future difficulties.
She asserted, “If I have to sit up here and tell her how she has to be careful in these streets because of all the harm that may come to her because she is a woman, then I am damn sure not leaving out the good stuff.”
The conversation took a shocking turn when Willow Smith revealed that her parents, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, were responsible for introducing her to the concept of sex.
While Will Smith could have reacted humorously, considering his famous Oscars stunt, it was evident that the situation held more weight due to his past actions. Jada Pinkett Smith, on the other hand, responded with laughter when her daughter recalled accidentally walking in on her parents in an intimate moment during a trip to Aspen.
Willow described her feelings at that moment, saying, “It was as if I walked in on you meditating. When Mommy is meditating, don’t get in her business.”
Despite their family’s openness, Willow Smith admitted that her father, Will Smith, might not be the best person to approach for discussions about sexual matters, as he tended to turn lighthearted conversations into intellectual debates.