Jada Pinkett Smith Covers June EBONY
May 11 | by Natasha
Jada Pinkett Smith is proof that good things come in small packages. The 5-foot-tall powerhouse is in control and living life to the fullest as she awaits the premiere of her new TNT drama, "Hawthorne". The talented actress, producer and rocker was surprisingly forthcoming about her marriage to Will, her views on the Church of Scientology and even the Internet rumors. “You want people to talk about you, because once they stop talking about you that’s when you’re really in trouble! I’m happy to have people talk about all the craziness they want to talk about, whether it’s things like every year we’re getting divorced or we’re an open family or Will’s gay, or I’m gay.” And we've some juicy quotes you read here first after the jump... On how she makes her marriage work… “People always ask me, ‘Will, he’s the biggest movie star in the world and we ain’t never heard of him with anybody. How do you keep him from stepping out on you?’” “I’m not that powerful,” she confesses. “I wish I could say it’s because I’m a bad chick. What it has to do with is Will’s relationship with God and who he wants to be as a man for God.” On rumors about the New Village Leadership Academy… “All I can say is it is not a Scientology school. Now, If you don’t trust me, and you are questioning my integrity, that’s a whole different matter. That is straight evil to think that I would bring families into that educational institution and then try to get them to convert into some religion.” On their decision to home school... “I didn’t want my children around other privileged kids who felt entitled. I didn’t want them to be around just one type of person.” On spending time with the kids… “A lot of time, we just sit at home and watch movies together,” she says. “I like to bake with the kids – 7UP cake is our favorite.” On divorce… “When Will asked me to get married, I said, ‘Understand this, there will be no divorce. So, you might be in one bedroom and I might be in another, but we’re gonna be under the same roof and we’re gonna be married.’” On religion… “I believe the worst thing a human being can do to another human being is to take away their God. At the end of the day all we’re trying to do is figure out how to live this life and be fulfilled.” WILL SMITH: On working hard not to hamper his wife’s spirit… “There is no other option if I want the full glory of everything that my wife has to offer me emotionally, and spiritually, and sexually, and all of that. If I want that, then I have to increase my capacity for what I am able to handle from my partner.”
» INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Remy Ma Breaks Free - Talks Wedding Plans, Missing Reality TV, Blacks And Police & Why She Doesn't Need Rap Beef To Win» NO DISTRACTIONS: The REAL Issue Surrounding The Michael Brown Case » Rapper Brianna Perry -- "I Graduated From College, Now I Want To Work With Kanye West & Beyonce"
» FUNNIEST Memes From The 2014 MTV VMAs» FOOLYWANG MATERIAL: "Retired" Aaron Hall BRAGS On His "Historical Penis", Says "I Like To F*ck In Public -- Ask Jodeci, Puffy, Jamie Foxx Or Denzel!"» IN CASE YOU MISSED ‘EM: FUNNIEST Memes From The 2014 BET Awards
» PR OVERDRIVE: Karrueche Tran & BET ADDRESS The Blue Ivy Hair Drama!–CLAIMS It Was A “Bad Judgment Call”» FIRST PDA: Big Sean And Ariana Grande Spotted HOLDING HANDS backstage at the 2014 MTV VMAs» RAPPERS RESPOND: Future REACTS To Rumors Of Him Cheating On Ciara With Wardrobe Stylist + Joe Budden CLAIMS He Did NOT Assault His "Girlfriend"
» GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: Rihanna x Friends Vacay In Capri » Mariah Attempts To Pull It Together After Stepping Out Amid Divorce Drama» COMEBACK CHICK: Paula Patton Returns To The Scene For EMMY Afterparties
» COUPLEDOM: “OITNB” Star Samira Wiley Brought Girlfriend Lauren Morelli To The Emmys!» Together Again -- Lil Wayne & Christina Milian Out In Philly For Second Day» Christina Milian & Lil Wayne -- Holding Hands, Sneaker Matchin' & Boo'd Up In Philly
» WANTED: NYPD SEARCHING For Joe Budden For Cell Phone Robbery (In Connection To Alleged Attack On Girlfriend)» Nick Cannon CONFIRMS He & Mariah Carey Live In Separate Homes—Does The ALS Challenge NAKED + Joe Budden Being Investigated For Allegedly BRUTALLY Assaulting His Girlfriend » WANTED: Arrest Warrant ISSUED After Wiz Khalifa SKIPS OUT On TEXAS Court Date For Weed Possession, POSTS RACY Pic Of Amber Rose
» 2014 EMMYS RED CARPET: Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis & Vanessa Williams» 2014 EMMYS RED CARPET: Kerry Washington Serves Up PRADA....And An Ombre Bob» 2014 EMMYS RED CARPET: KeKe Palmer Gets ROYAL In Rubin Singer
» K. Michelle STILL Reppin’ For Meek Mill Rockin’ Her Dream Chasers Chain During Performance In Florida— Still Something There?» 2014 EMMY AfterParties: Tamera Mowry Housley, Idris Elba, Jesse Williams, Joan Smalls, Stacy Dash & Many More On The Scene…» 2014 MTV VMA AFTERParties: Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, & Trey Songz At Greystone Manor + Diddy LAUNCHES Pineapple Circo With Idris Elba & Will.I.Am
» IT’S OFFICIAL: Stacey Dash Inks A Deal With FOX News As A Cultural Contributor» LADY O's: Oprah Shows What 60 Looks Like At Every Angle + FLOTUS Michelle Obama -- #BringBackOurGirls» President Obama Delivers HILARIOUS Speech At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner + Celebs Hit The Red Carpet
» Nicki Minaj ADDED To “Fashion Rocks” Performers, Receives A Diamond Chain From Beyonce + Brianna Perry's "Mackin" Featuring Nehemie» FESTIVALS: D'Angelo & Zoe Kravitz Hit The Stage At AfroPunk Festival 2014» NEW MUSIC: Usher's RELEASES "Believe Me" (SINGLE), ANNOUNCED "The UR Experience" World Tour
» SPORTS: Serena Williams DEFEATS 18-Year-Old Taylor Townsend, ADVANCES At The U.S. Open» YBF KIDS: Mo’Ne Davis & Her Team Talk About Their Little League World Series RUN On “GMA”» Chris Brown & Karrueche Get CUTESY Courtside At Team USA’s Basketball Game + Lauryn Hill RELEASES Michael Brown Tribute, “Black Rage”
» Teyana Taylor Gets SEDUCTIVE For “Maybe” Video ft. Yo Gotti & Pusha T + D. Woods STILL Working—Serves Up Some Model Tease In New Photoshoot» GLAM SHOTS: Joan Smalls LANDS The Cover Of VOGUE’s September 2014 Issue + Eva Marcille TEASES New Photoshoot With BTS Pics» FIRST LOOK: Angell Conwell, Michel Sproles & Ravaughn KNOCK OUT Breast Cancer For The Pink Line