JADA PINKETT-SMITH: “WE CHOOSE OUR BLENDED FAMILIES”

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith recently took to Facebook to talk about her experience as a wife with a step-son.

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Jada told social media fans that she is a better woman because of her decision to marry Will and accept his eldest son, Trey, as one of her own. “My blended family made me a giant. [It has] taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date,” said the actress.

Jada also explained, “When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package…Period! If I didn’t want that…I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey…I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him…his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other… but we have learned to LOVE each other.”

Mrs. Smith commented on women who try to separate their husbands from their children of a previous relationship. “I can’t support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage. These are the situations that separate the women from the girls….We can’t say we love our man and then come in between him and his children. THAT’S selfishness.”

Jada and Will have two children-Jaden and Willow-together. Trey is Will’s child from the actor’s marriage to Sheree Zampino.
Photo: Facebook
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