Will Smith not too long ago opened up concerning the bond he shares together with his daughter, Willow Smith.
Willow is Smith’s youngest baby together with his spouse, Jada Pinkett. Both Smith and Willow have discussed their relationship on Willow and Jada’s present all through the years, Red Table Talk. Smith additionally not too long ago reconnected together with his former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star, Janet Hubert.
Will Smith says his relationship with Willow Smith is ‘the only female relationship I’ve ever had that I didn’t mess up’
In November 2020, Smith reunited together with his 1990s hit present, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The reunion gave Smith and fellow solid members Tatyana Ali, Alfonso Ribiero, and Karyn Parsons to mirror on the present’s legacy 30 years later. During the particular, Smith additionally talked about his previous points with Hubert. Hubert performed Smith’s aunt for 3 seasons earlier than she left the sequence. Through the years, Hubert and Smith’s feud halted any probabilities of them talking in particular person once more.
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After the reunion, Smith took over Red Table Talk to debate the dialog he had with Hubert. While talking to psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Smith defined that he wanted to resolve Hubert’s points to heal from the previous. Smith additionally admitted that the sit-down made him look again on the entire relationships he has with the ladies in his life.
“Willow’s the only female relationship I’ve ever had that I didn’t mess up,” Smith mentioned of his daughter. “I’m sure there are aspects from Willow’s point of view [where] she would say, ‘No, you messed some stuff up, dad,’ but in my mind, I did right by her.”
Will Smith says Willow Smith ‘destroyed all my belief systems’ when it got here to parenting
Before Willow was born, Smith turned a younger father to his oldest son, Trey. During a June 2020 episode of Red Table Talk, Smith shared his parenting classes alongside Pinkett Smith. During their dialogue, Smith admitted that he put extra stress on Trey than his youthful youngsters, Willow and Jaden. Smith then shared that having Willow made him rethink his harsh method to parenting. He mentioned his daughter “introduced me to feelings” and “destroyed all my belief systems” in parenting.
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Willow additionally examined her dad when she reached fame in 2010 together with her tune, “Whip My Hair.” Following the tune’s success, Willow signed to Roc Nation and landed a tour with Justin Bieber. However, Willow didn’t need to proceed the tour, which triggered a rift between her and Smith. Pinkett Smith and Smith mirrored on that point on Red Table Talk and recalled how Smith felt when Willow determined to shave her head.
“It was so devastating to me when she shaved her head bald,” Smith mentioned. “I saw how much I was making and forcing and pushing the things that I wanted, and at that moment, I just saw it was starting to hurt her,” Will mentioned. “My desire for her was overriding her desire for her. And I had a real epiphany on that and how bad a person will hate you if you keep forcing your wishes onto their life.”
Will Smith mentioned turning into a father to Willow Smith helped him perceive his feud together with his former co-star, Janet Hubert
Before their speak, Smith, and Hubert hadn’t seen one another since Hubert exited the present in 1993. Smith admitted he felt Hubert hated him by way of the years, which drastically affected him for years. Hubert additionally mentioned that Smith’s claims of her being “difficult” to work harm her profession. However, the 2 apologized for his or her wrongdoings and shared a hug on the finish of their dialogue.
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On Red Table Talk, Smith mentioned his dialog with Hubert may not have occurred if he wasn’t Willow’s father. Throughout his life, Smith mentioned he sought out security and approval from his feminine counterparts. When Hubert didn’t reply to his jokes onset, Smith desperately wished her assist. He shared that Willow helps him understand when these emotions come up so he can fight them.
“In the last three years, I’ve been seeing it and confronting it more effectively,” he mentioned about his lack of security. “My relationship with Willow has been a major part of healing.”