During a recent Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith learned something new and disturbing about her parents’ marriage.
Robsol Pinkett Jr. and Adrienne Banfield-Jones married when Adrienne became pregnant with Jada in high school. They divorced after just a few months of marriage.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones says she had non-consensual sex with Jada’s dad
Born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Jada was raised by her mom Adrienne and her maternal grandmother, Marion Martin Banfield, a Jamaican-born social worker.
Talking with her granddaughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith, and daughter, Jada about non-consensual sex, Adrienne Banfield-Norris revealed that there were times in her love life that were non-consensual.
“So, Gam, you feel like nowhere in your history in regards to sexual intimacy have you felt like you had a sexual experience that was not necessarily consensual,” Jada asked her mom about rape on the Facebook Watch series.
“I have, I have, but it was also with my husband. Your dad, actually,” Adrienne responded. “So that’s really gray.”
“You’re basically saying you had non-consensual sex with my father,” Jada clarified, with Adrienne confirming the story again. Jada’s father father, Robsol Pinkett Jr., died from a drug overdose in 2010.
Adrienne Banfield-Jones (L) and actress Jada Pinkett Smith attend the U.S. Premiere of Debbie Allen’s “Freeze Frame” at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California
“He wasn’t there for us as children,” Jada said on a Red Table Talk episode in 2018.
“He struggled with addiction. He was clean for [20 to 25 years]. He fell off the wagon. [Caleeb] called me. We bought him out here, and he was out here for three years. He got clean, and then he fell off again. Then he died from an overdose” in 2010.
In January 2016, Will Smith and his rich wife Jada Pinkett Smith looked happy while posing together at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Jada Pinkett-Smith wears her short hair slicked back at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California
Will was nominated for his work in Concussion in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category, but ended up losing to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Jada Pinkett Smith shows off her toned back in an emerald green chiffon gown from Atelier Versace
Jada, who attended to support her husband on the red carpet, donned an emerald green chiffon gown from Atelier Versace that featured a thigh-high slit and a beaded belt.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith pose for photos together on the red carpet of the Golden Globe Awards
Jada Pinkett Smith matches her green Atelier Versace gown to a pair of emerald satin Jimmy Choo sandals
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