Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she was worried about Willow Smith’s “excessive weed smoking.”
In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, the three generations of women opened up about how social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic can greatly affect those who are struggling with addiction. Pinkett-Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who has been clean off heroin for 30 years, shared how she’s reconnected with her sponsor during her quarantine.
The conversation then turned to Willow when Pinkett-Smith expressed how happy she is that Willow got a hold on her habit of smoking. “Willow, I’m really proud of you as well, because you have decided to curb your excessive weed smoking,” Pinkett Smith said, to which Willow responded,” You always were telling me, you’d be like, ‘Gotta stop that smoking,'” Banfield-Jones chimed in saying, “Only because as your mother, I could see the effects of it that you couldn’t. And for me, it was like with the history that we have in our family, it was driving me crazy.”
Willow then opened up about when she decided to end her smoking habit, revealing some of her friendships ended as well. “When I stopped smoking it was a really big, like, eye-opener because I was like, there are so many people that I called friends in my life who kind of like…,” Banfield-Jones ended her sentence, saying, “drifted away.”
Since kicking the lifestyle to the curb, Willow has taken up yoga. “I know it sounds so cheesy, but around the time I stopped smoking, I started doing a lot of yoga. And I just excelled. ‘Cause I was putting all of my energy into that. Like I wasn’t doing anything else, and I was like, wow, what if I was doing this with everything?”
In an interview with ET, Pinkett-Smith said it’s hard to break away from what you are used to. “I think after this, there’s just going to be a lot of recalibrating, and that’s just part of it,” Pinkett Smith said. “Change is never easy. All those concepts and ideas that got us to a place of sobriety are the places we need to return to and hold onto even more fiercely than we have before.”