Jada Pinkett Smith was “never cuddled” by her mother as a baby.
The 50-year-old actress defined in the course of the newest episode of ‘Red Table Talk’ that her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, was by no means very tactile along with her throughout her youthful years.
Reflecting on their relationship throughout her childhood, Jada stated: “She never cuddled with me.”
Jada additionally shared that she needed to “deal with a lot of stressful” issues that had been far past her years.
The Hollywood star recalled being a “terrified little girl” on the time.
She stated: “I had to, like, deal with a lot of stressful adult things at a young age. I didn’t have the ability to deal with the emotions that were coming with it. I just had to buck up.
“So these ladies you see that you simply assume are so sturdy, there’s this terrified little woman beneath. And that is me.”
On the other hand, Adrienne suggested that “contact”, rather than love, was what was missing in their relationship at the time.
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She shared: “One of the things that was so missing in my relationship with my mother and with Jada was just touch.
“Very hardly ever will you see Jada and I even contact, hug. It’s awkward as a result of we did not hug in our household. We knew we had been beloved, but it surely simply wasn’t that form of nurturing contact.”
Meanwhile, Will Smith – Jada’s husband – previously admitted to having conflicting feelings about his dad.
The 53-year-old movie star recalled his dad being “violent” at home – but he also has fond memories of him being a supportive influence in his life.
Will said: “My father tormented me. And he was additionally one of many best males I’ve ever recognized. He was one of many best blessings of my life, and in addition certainly one of my best sources of ache.”