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Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Her Marriage

Jul 31 2014, 4:09pm CDT | by , in News

Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Her Marriage
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The Actress Also Talks About Her New Role in This Falls "Gotham" TV Show.

Jada Pinkett Smith is showcased in the latest issue of the Net-A-Porter digital magazine 'The Edit', giving details on why she choose to play the character Fish Mooney on the TV show "Gotham" this fall.
 
In the covery story, Smith opened up about how she keeps herself in shape, along with how she's grown in the 18-years since she married Will Smith.  Smith talks about her upcoming projects including coming back to television for “Gotham” and producing a documentary with CNN about human trafficking.

Before they began dating Jada, who met Will on the set of his hit ‘90s show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, had a very specific idea of what she thought marriage should be like. However as her love for Will grew, she soon found her preconceptions went out the window.

Jada also gushed about her upcoming 20th wedding anniversary. "We're going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we're starting to plan now for a big 20th year."

Below are some highlights from the interview she had with 'The Edit.'

On her workout routine: I don’t know if I feel better than ever. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that it's about being physical every day. You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block…I feel like as I’ve gotten older, I look better than ever and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes.

On raising her kids: 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 then], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.

On the value of women in today’s society: 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 valued 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.

On her marriage with Will Smith:  We used to have all these rules [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow. The thing I love is being in a place where its 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. 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.

 

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