Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Willow’s ‘Dirty’ Photo, Explains How Will Smith is “More” Than a Husband

By: Kendall Fisher / August 1, 2014

Willow Smith in Bed
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Jada Pinkett Smith will defend her family to the end, even if it sparks controversy.

The 42-year-old actress divulged her very honest (and very contentious) opinion about the photo of her daughter Willow, 13, lying in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old guy Moises Arias during a recent interview with high-end shopping site Net-a-Porter… And let’s just say, you don’t want to cross her path on this one.

“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” she says, shaking her head in blasphemy.  “It’s really tough.  I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously.  Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’

“Are women value for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities?  Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.”

She continued, explaining that the generation of children today are much different than their parents and will continue to be so.

“I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves.  I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’  They’re not.  Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.”

Speaking of projecting ideas and standards onto others,  Jada explains how her relationship with hubby Will Smith has broken the mold to any typical marriage.

“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow,” she says.  “The thing I love is being in a place where it’s just like, Will, to me, encompasses everything.  It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life–and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband.”

She continues, “I really had to mature and expand that. I think I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that’s what it’s evolved into. And I’m just ecstatic about it.”

Quite an interesting way to view marriage… But we’re kind of diggin’ it!

What about you?  What do you think about Jada’s vision on her daughter and her husband?  Sound off in the comments below!