Jada Pinkett-Smith is one celebrity woman who defines strength and elegance. And now that she is turning 42-years-old, Will Smith’s wife revealed that her beautiful exterior camouflages an interior struggle.
In a very open Facebook post, the Baltimore-native discussed addiction, love, and family amongst other topics:
“Yesterday I turned one year older, and I reflected on where I have been and where I am now,” Smith wrote last Thursday on her personal page, which has nearly four million likes.
“What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time dealing with problems in life. I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles.”
Though she did not address what types of addictions haunted her in the past, Smith — who has long battled rumors of a 2011 separation — did share her thoughts about divorce in “a letter to a dear friend” on Sunday.
“You came to see me last night to tell me that you have decided to get a divorce. Last night I only listened, but this morning I woke up with a hope for you,” Smith wrote. “For the past five years, I have been meeting with elders who have been married 25+ years to get understanding from many perspectives as to what marriage and love is all about.”
Smith continued in her post: “Almost all the couples have said that at some point in their marriage they have stumbled upon inevitably difficult moments that called for a break … My hope for you is this, that you consider taking the route that some of our elders have taken in giving your marriage some space and time before the drastic decision of divorce. Answers to big questions need time to find lasting truth vs the truth of the moment. After this process the answer may be the same … but you may also find that spark that could save and rekindle your marriage.”
These are pretty deep reflections from a celebrity, considering most celebs are very guarded with what some might call shortcomings. Either way, Jada sure seems to have a supportive family who has her back. Happy Birthday!