Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed she was ‘heartbroken’ on the day that her son Jaden Smith asked to be emancipated. Speaking on her Facebook vlog Red Table Talk, along with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow, and guest star, son Jaden.
‘At 15 years old, Jaden, and I remember this day specifically, it’s probably one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life,’ she said.
‘You got to a point where you told me straight up, you were like, “Mom, I have to leave here to live my life”. I remember thinking to myself, as devastated as I was, I was like, “He’s right.” The time is now. He’s 15. It’s time for him to leave the house.’
Jada added: ‘Every child needs something different.
‘Being in this lifestyle, in this world is a bubble and he wanted out. I understood that because I didn’t have the bubble. I knew what having my freedom outside the bubble, what I gained from that. I knew the sooner I let him go, the faster he was going to come back.’