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In Conversation With Ayesha Curry, Jada Smith Revealed How Daughter Willow Was Suspicious of a Certain Will Smith Co-Star

Published 05/21/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for almost a quarter of a century. An iconic power couple, Jada and Will recently came into the spotlight. After renowned comedian Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Smith’s illness, Will Smith stormed to the stage. What followed soon captured national headlines as the King Richard actor proceeded to slap Chris Rock.

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Needless to say, the Smith family’s influence on pop culture since the early 2000s again became a topic of discussion for fans. Be it Will Smith’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” or Jada’s super hit “Red Table Talk”, fans are starting to explore their career landmarks all over again. 

In that vein, even NBA fans are more interested in exploring incidents where their beloved stars interacted with the Smith family. One such iconic conversation took place when Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry appeared on Red Table Talk with Jada Smith and her daughter Willow.


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They began talking about how they support the men in their lives and the expectations thrust upon them. Ayesha, in particular, was part of a viral moment where she explained how the excessive female attention around Steph can be overwhelming for her sometimes.

To follow that up, Willow asked her mother how she dealt with all the women who crushed after Will, given how popular he has always been. Jada then went on to narrate a very interesting incident from Willow’s childhood.

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Jada explained how, Willow, her and Smith’s daughter, used to accompany him to sets occasionally. Will was one of the biggest movie stars in the world during that period. His movies would turn into box office gold.

Jada revealed that when her daughter was five or six, she accompanied Will to a movie set.


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“I remember when willow was like 5 or 6, one of Will’s costars was in his trailer. And she came in there, and she jumped in her father’s lap, and she looked at the costar and she said – my mother’s gonna be here very soon! How is this that daughters..”


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Willow responded, ” I always knew though.. I always was like, you.” (makes suspicious face)

Jada said that her daughter still asks who the costar was, to this day. Jada finishes off the conversation by saying, “You talk to your dad about that one, boo. Talk to your daddy.”


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While the interaction overall provided an insight into the kind of struggles celebrity wives deal with, we also learnt how maturely these women deal with such situations. It’s easy to crumble under the spotlight and pressure, but Jada and Ayesha, icons for many, are able to gracefully deal with the eyeballs that their stature brings.

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Aditya Kar


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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.
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