Pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal. Many adults and sadly young children engage in the closet habit of watching pornography which can quickly become an addiction. It can be particularly alarming for a parent to find out their child is watching adult content but you may learn a thing or two from how mum-of-two, Jada Pinkett Smith handled it when she found out her daughter, Willow Smith was watching lewd contents at age 11.
The 47-year-old actress was joined by her 18-year-old daughter and mum Adrienne Banfield-Jones for the candid discussion on her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk.
Smith opened up on her previously “unhealthy” addiction to pornography, the mother of two revealed it occurred shortly before her relationship with her husband Will Smith began.
‘Back in the day I had a little porn addiction, but I wasn’t in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness,’
I actually feel like I was using “addiction” a little lightly
and maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence.’
said the Girls Trip star.
Her daughter, Willow then asked if her porn fixation came from an ’emotional’ place.
‘It was actually like filling an emptiness, at least you think it is,
But it’s actually not.’
Earlier in the episode, the teenage ‘Whip My Hair’ singer admitted she began watching porn with her friends at a young age on Tumblr. She said she was about 11 years old at the time.
All my girlfriends were like, ‘Oh, you should [watch],’ the I Am Legend actress said. Jada then picked up her daughter’s story.
‘I remember the first time I went on Willow’s Tumblr, she was 10 or 11,
She was very matter of fact, she said, “I’m going to my Tumblr page but as we’re going to the Tumblr page you’re going to see a lot of stuff. This has nothing to do with me.”
‘So she’s just scrolling, scrolling. And when I tell you I saw some of the most hardcore pornography on Tumblr.’
Willow countered, ‘It wasn’t! Mom. It really wasn’t.’
Willow Smith went on to reveal that watching porn didn’t affect her at that age because she had parents to talk to.
“But, what I will say is that because I had you and daddy to actually have real conversations with, that stuff didn’t really affect me because I knew, I had a connection with people I could talk to about it. And knew what the reality of it was.”