Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Childhood Trauma Still Haunting Her
Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that she was never cuddled by her mother as a child. She made the revelation on the last episode of ‘Red Table Talk’.
According to Jada Pinkett, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, was never tactile or cuddled with her in her childhood. “She never cuddled with me,” she said.
Jada also revealed that she had to deal with things that were way beyond her age and lacked the ability to deal with the emotions from the challenges she faced.
“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 those women you see that you think are so strong, there’s this terrified little girl underneath. And that’s me.”
Her mother on the other hand explained that although Jada did not get the necessary touch, her love for her was abundant.
“One of the things that was so missing in my relationship with my mother and with Jada was just touch. “Very rarely will you see Jada and I even touch, hug. It’s awkward because we didn’t hug in our family. We knew we were loved, but it just wasn’t that kind of nurturing touch.”