Why did Jada shave her head?
The 49-year-old actress revealed that she decided to cut off all her hair after her daughter Willow encouraged her because it was "time to let go". Inside NoVAJada Pinkett Smith debuts shaved head | Entertainment | insidenova.com
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Will Smith and Jordyn Woods' Mom Elizabeth Woods Take Photo That Sparks 'Entanglement' Comments from Fans Unaware of the Families' Relationship
12 July, 2021 - 08:37pm
Elizabeth was all smiles standing next to her long-time friend Will with her hand on his arm. In the following photo Will’s youngest son Jaden Smith was seen throwing up the peace sign next to Elizabeth.
Tagging Jaden’s Instagram page, she wrote, “@c.syresmith tropical birthday trip with family and friends who are family ❤️❤️🌴🌸.”
Based on Elizabeth’s previous photos, it looks like her picture with Will was actually taken a few days earlier. On July 8, she uploaded a photo of her posing with actress Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife of over 20 years, in the same outfit she was pictured next to Will in. In the most recent photo, Elizabeth took a selfie with her two daughters Jordyn Woods and Jodie Woods, listing the Bahamas as her location. According to her caption, it appears the two families have gathered to celebrate Jaden’s 23rd birthday, which was on July 8.
Fans who came across the picture of Will and Elizabeth dropped comments about Elizabeth’s supposed resemblance to actress La La Anthony, and others pointed out Will’s gray hairs. But it was clear which fans had little to no knowledge about the relationship between the Woods and the Smiths.
One unaware person said, “Will going mess around and have his own entanglement,” referring to last year when Jada addressed her controversial relationship she had with singer August Alsina while she was still married to Will. She called their relationship an “entanglement” which created several Twitter memes, conversations, and a song from Alsina himself.
Lately, many fans have expressed their irritation about Jada continuously mentioning the late legendary rapper Tupac, so much so that many encourage Will to move on. “I hope that Will getting on with his life dropping Jada,” said someone else. Another wrote, “Let him rock out! He’s owed this entanglement.”
But real fans of the Woods and Smith families know that these two families have years of history between them. Many found out about their relationship when Jordyn got into an entanglement of her own in 2019 with her former best friend’s sister, Khloe Kardashian, and Khloe’s ex-boyfriend/father of her child Tristan Thompson. Her appearance on Jada’s Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk” explained how the families have known each other for so long.
Jordyn’s now-deceased father, John Woods, was a television engineer, and he met Smith on the set of his hit sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” This led to Jordyn, 23, and Jaden, 23, being best friends as well when they were children. John passed away in 2017 two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.
Will’s other children Willow Smith and Trey Smith and Elizabeth’s sons John Woods Jr. and Joshua Woods were not seen in the photos, so it is not clear if they made it to the trip. It’s good to see the families still so close.
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12 July, 2021 - 08:37pm
Jada Pinkett Smith debuted a bold new ‘do on July 12. The Red Table Talk host, 49, took a page from daughter Willow Smith‘s hair handbook and shaved her head over the weekend, sharing the head-turning results on Instagram on Monday.
“Willow made me do it because it was time to let go,” Jada captioned the post, the first of which a screenshot of Willow’s Instagram photo of the two. “my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed.” She also shared a brief clip on the second slide of the ‘do against some florals.
Willow’s initial post read, “a gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.” The young artist, 20, famously shaved her head at the age of 11 amid her “Whip My Hair” tour in 2012. In an interview with InStyle in November 2018, Willow reflected on the moment and said it was “100 percent” an act of rebellion.
“I was just over it,” she said. “The truth of the song is ‘do want you want;’ it doesn’t actually have to do with hair. ‘Whip your hair’ is just a symbol for doing whatever you want.” Willow added, “So in a way, I feel like it wasn’t even a rebellion because the song was saying that, and I was doing whatever I wanted and just being wild — but obviously, it was a rebellion to people who thought it meant something different. I was just over it; I was literally so done and said, ‘I’m going to show people that I’m not attached to this.’”
The moment was a formidable one for her famous parents, who learned to accept the decision. Willow’s dad Will Smith told Parade in May 2012: “When you have a little girl, it’s like, how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body?” he said. “She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body.”
During an episode of Red Table Talk last October, Jada revealed she was “hardcore” mom-shamed over her daughter’s decision. “With Willow, I think the first time I got hardcore criticism [was] when you first cut your hair,” Jada recalled to Willow and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who both serve as co-hosts. “There was a firestorm.” According to Jada, Willow’s “expression of freedom” post-shave helped tune out the criticisms that she and husband Will faced.
“If they could have seen this child’s expression of freedom looking at her hair falling to the ground… me as a mom, looking at that, experiencing that with her, there is nothing that anyone could say to me to tell me that it was wrong,” Jada said. “I was looking at her. I saw her face. I knew the journey that she and I took together to get to that point,” she added. “So it didn’t really matter what anybody said.”
Here’s to liberating hair shaves and tuning out criticisms.