"Things Have Gotten Better"

Willow Smith and Paris Jackson took a seat on the red couch for the most recent episode of Red Table Talk. The young adults had quite the reunion that ended with a new song collaboration in the studio.


Paris got candid about her suicide attempt a few years ago, which rocked the entertainment sector. “A lot of people do feel regret when they try and attempt suicide,” Jackson shared with Willow Smith. “There have been times where I did and times where I didn’t, where I was upset that it didn’t work,” the celebrity added. “But I can say, several years later, that I’m really grateful that it didn’t. Things have gotten better.”

Michael Jackson died at his home in Holmby Hills on June 25, 2009. He was 50-years-old at the time of his passing. Paris had words at her father’s memorial where she received support from her aunts, uncles, and grandparents. It would take years for Paris to come out to her family as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, which initially created a bit of friction.

“I’m still kind of figuring it out,” Paris told Willow regarding her sexual identity. “But I’ve gotten to a point where I respect them, and I have love for them,” the young adult shared. “I respect their beliefs,” Paris said of her family. “I respect their religion.”

Both Paris and Willow are recording artists. Willow debuted her new single ‘Transparent Soul,’ which was created in collaboration with Travis Barker. Paris, meanwhile, debuted her new single called ‘Freckles’ on Red Table Talk.

Paris jokingly told Willow that she could help with backup vocals if she ever needed the assistance. Smith appeared to take the humor seriously and asked Jackson, “What are you doing after this? Should we just go to the studio?”

Paris Jackson x Willow Smith One-on-One

Paris Jackson, daughter of the legendary Michael Jackson, opens up in a rare in-depth conversation with longtime friend Willow about their shared struggles with mental health, sexuality, betrayal and self-harm. Plus, Paris gives an exclusive performance of her brand new song “Freckles.”

Posted by Red Table Talk on Sunday, 13 June 2021

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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