Jaden Smith embarrassed by “raunchy” parents

Jada Pinkett Smith told Grazia that her 12-year-old son Jaden Smith with husband Will Smith gets embarrassed by the couple’s “raunchy” behavior.  She said: “At home, we get a bit raunchy kissing and cuddling and he’ll tell us to stop it. Willow thinks it’s nice, she’s glad we’re loving each other. Jaden gets embarrassed, but I tell him, ‘Well, you are in our space, this is what we do.'” Jada went on to explain that despite their fame and wealth (both children are famous in their own right — Jaden as an actor and Willow as a singer), their family is “very ordinary.” She said: “No one will believe this, but we are a very ordinary family, we just happen to be in an extraordinary business. We spend a lot of time together. I do outdoor things with the kids, which Will doesn’t so much because he’s not a fan of nature. We surf, we hike, it keeps us grounded. I bake, we sit around the table. The kids’ rooms are very messy.”

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  1. Germain • April 9, 2011 @ 11:22 PM

    Sorry but there’s nothing normal about this family. Work 2 low paying jobs and use coupons when shopping and you’ll be normal.

  2. Andrea • April 10, 2011 @ 6:56 PM

    These two are bad parents. They should’ve waited with the nepotism until the kids were at least 18, because children can’t make the decision to be famous, they don’t realize how much they’re going to lose by working. Very few children come through child stardom feeling like they’ve had a childhood, and then they make up for it by being children as adults, when it’s no longer appropriate. They’re going to pay for their parents’ bad decisions for their entire lives (and make some therapists very wealthy).

  3. mandee • April 10, 2011 @ 8:18 PM

    Germain on April 9, 2011 11:22 PM a family can be “normal” without being broke, money doesnt equal normalcy.

    Andrea on April 10, 2011 6:56 PM i really dont think allowing their kids to choose what to do with their lives and time makes these 2 BAD parents. a BAD parent is someone that neglects or abuses their children or does drugs and drinks and has promiscuous sex in front of their children all the time, no one has any right dictating how someone else should raise their children. im sure if they didnt allow their children to follow in their footsteps and be famous they would have to listen to constant yelling and crying and fighting that its not fair they cant be who they want when they want. no one should restrict what children want to do unless it is physically hurting them, it sounds to me like these 2 ARE having a childhood with their parents. just because some (or even most) child actors/resses grow up acting childish and doing dumb things doesnt mean ALL of them will, a lot of it is based on the way your parents raised you.

  4. L1feless • April 11, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

    Andrea I think it is important to realize that these kids have grown up in a spotlight already. Like it or not the general public has seen to it. I actually applaud the Smith’s and the way they have parented. Will has flown back despite a busy schedule to be with his family during filming. The family fly’s together to support each other in their creative en-devours. All-in-all I’d say that is excellent parenting. That being said I couldn’t agree more with Germain. Having you family being able to afford flying all over the world like that is anything but normal.

    Both kids, Will and his wife Jada have said on multiple occasions that they’ve had multiple family discussions about what the kids wanted to do when they get older. Their son said that he wanted to get into acting and try it out to see if he liked it. Their daughter didn’t know until a year or so later and mentioned she’s like to try out music. Lets be honest here what good parents (wealthy or not) wouldn’t help their kids to try and achieve their goals any way they knew how?

  5. C9tg5e • April 11, 2011 @ 2:15 PM

    Creepy. If my parents were all over each other in front of me, I’d barf.

  6. C-Dub • April 11, 2011 @ 9:12 PM

    Just cause parents are affectionate doesn’t make them bad parents. I took a parenting class and that can be a good thing as long as there are barriers. I grew up in a loveless/non-affectionate family setting and from what I learned and from what I’ve seen in other family dynamics, seeing parents cuddle or kiss can help a child grow up feeling loved and know what loving parents look like. Maybe this can help prevent divorces?? I think the Smith’s are doing just fine. Busy parents and still make time for each other and family. Good job.

  7. anus licker • April 12, 2011 @ 8:28 AM

    if i bunted jaden mith out a window is that child abuse?

  8. Germain • April 12, 2011 @ 2:14 PM

    They might be normal when they’re all together at home in a family setting but as soon as they step outside, their life is anything but.

    It must be tough enough to raise kids when yourself are in the spotlife, I know that kids want to get famous too, it’s what we all wished when we were kids but it’s a double edged sword when you make it happen for them unless they really have a natural talent. I admit that Jaden can act, no doubt but Willow, hishhhh, do you really think she’s have a record deal if she wasn’t Will Smith’s daughter? That’s where I think they should be realistic with their kids, if they don’t have the talent, don’t open the doors for them.

  9. Nancy • April 13, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

    My fiance and I are very affectionate in front of my kids with our kissing, cuddling, giggling together. I think it’s great for them..especially since I was a single parent for many years. They need to see that affection to know it’s ok for them to have that too.

    Jada specifically said “we are a very ordinary family, we just happen to be in an extraordinary business.” – She never said they are “normal”. She means that in most ways, they are human like us and do the same things we do..things she specified in the article. I’m quite positive that when she said “extraordinary business” she meant all the fame and fortune. She knows as well as the rest of us that the majority of the population struggle from paycheque to paycheque.

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