Jada Pinkett Smith’s latest episode of her hit Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, was perhaps its most emotional one yet.
The episode focused on facing addiction, including Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, discussing her past addiction to heroin. Jada recalls figuring out her mother was a drug adddict when she was a teenager.
“I could tell my mother was high,” the 46-year-old actress recalled. “She couldn’t make the idea on time to pick me up via school, or she’s nodding off, falling asleep from the middle of something. You just realize, oh, which’s not being tired, which’s like, a drug problem.”
Adrienne has right now been 27 years clean, in addition to broke down while talking about her past. Adrienne admitted which her catalyst for becoming clean was a man she was romantically interested in at the time.
“At which time, I didn’t think I was anything without a man,” she explained. “So, the idea’s sad to say which I did the idea for a man, nevertheless at the end of the day, you get to wherever you get to, in addition to hopefully the light will go on, in addition to you’ll realize which the idea’s about you. in addition to I had to come to the understanding which there was a power, which God had been looking over us — you in addition to me both [points to Jada] — through all of which, in addition to I had to just let go in addition to surrender, generating sure which I could receive what he was trying to give to me to through different people.”
The episode also featured R&B singer August Alsina talking about becoming addicted to Percocet following an onstage fall, as well as Jada’s husband, Will Smith’s, younger sister, Ashley, who talked about constantly smoking weed. in addition to when the idea came to talking about Jada’s own addiction, the mother of two admitted which she’s had “several” — including a sex addiction when she was younger.
“My sort of addictions jump. They jump around,” she said. “When I was younger, I definitely think I had a sex addiction of some kind, yes, which everything could be fixed by sex. You know what I’m saying?”
“Then I became a gym addict,” she continued. “I was just from the gym, constantly.”
nevertheless Jada said she hit “rock bottom” when the idea came to drinking alcohol.
“I remember reaching a rock bottom which time I was from the house by myself in addition to I had those two bottles of wine in addition to was going for the third bottle,” she recalled. “in addition to I was like, ‘right now hold up. You’re in This kind of house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.’”
“So I went cold turkey — which’s the thing about me: I can go cold turkey — I am a binger, in addition to I always have to watch myself in addition to I can just get obsessed with things,” she added. “the idea’s not what you’re doing, nevertheless how you’re with the idea — why you’re doing the idea. the idea’s the behavior which’s attached to the idea, because if you want to have a lot of sex, which’s great, nevertheless why are you having all which sex? which’s what you’ve got to look at.”
This kind of isn’t the 1st time which Jada has gotten extremely candid about sex. In an episode of Red Table Talk last month, Jada said at one point, she had become addicted to giving herself orgasms. Jada noted which her grandmother was very open with her about sex via a young age.
“My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know which which pleasure was via me,” she explained. “She didn’t want me to fall into the hands of a man, in addition to if he gave me pleasure, to think which which was him. in addition to she taught me at nine!”
“I think by your age, I gave myself multiples first,” Jada later told one of her guests, daughter Willow’s close friend, 21-year-old Telana Lynum. “Multiple orgasms. I was definitely into the idea at one point. Just because I was in an exploration state in addition to I was abstaining via men. in addition to I actually think I went through kind of an addiction, too, with the idea. in addition to then one day, I was just like, ‘Enough. You’re having a few orgasms a day.’ Yeah, you get addicted. You can create so much pleasure, you constantly want the idea.”
Interestingly enough, Will also recently got incredibly candid about his personal life during his appearance on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, including the perks of being an A-lister.
“The idea is usually… I’ve been to the top of money, I’ve had all the sex which I’ve ever wanted, I’ve had all of the adoration,” he said, previewing his upcoming song, “The Mountaintop.” “I’ve been to the top of all those material world mountains in addition to nothing makes you happy different than being useful to others. which’s the idea. which’s the only thing which ever will satisfy which thing, is usually which what you’re doing is usually useful.”