Wednesday, September 19

Happy birthday Jada Pinkett Smith!

Happy birthday to Jada Pinkett Smith!

Can you believe Jada Pinkett Smith turned 41 yesterday? If you have been following her career since the 90s, like I have, then you’ll probably be just as amazed to realize how far the woman who first stole our hearts as Jason’s Lyric has really come.

Aside from her acting career Jada is now a producer, director, author, business-woman and a singer-songwriter for a metal band. And of course, she is one of the world’s most famous wives and mothers. And it is the way that she and her husband Will have managed to balance all of these roles that makes me admire her most.

This week, the Smiths released a music video starring all 3 of their kids (Jaden, Willow and Trey – Jada’s stepson). What blows my mind is that the video was produced by mom Jada with support from dad Will. The last time a song came out with so many family members involved may have been the Jacksons!

This isn’t the first time that the Smiths have collaborated with their kids on a project. Their son Jaden starred in the remake of the Karate Kid, which they produced, and also starred alongside his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness. Willow has also starred in movies with her parents – I am Legend and Madagascar 3.

The cool thing is that you can see that Jada and Will have allowed their kids to create their own paths. They don’t seem like stage parents who force their kids to follow in their career paths but they have definitely given their children the confidence, opportunities and space to express themselves in their own ways. Whether it’s their music or their style, the Smith kids don’t conform to what others may expect of them. And they and their parents have been criticized for it. (When Willow posted a twitter picture showing off a tongue ring twitterverse went crazy. Willow later said the tongue ring was a fake. ) But it seems like their kids are enjoying themselves and from what we see so far, they are really mature,respectful and well-spoken.

I for one think Jada is a great example of a successful womyn who emulates strength, beauty and love. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and her family! Check out their new video and let me know what you think. Are you a fan of the Smith family, or Jada herself?

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