For 42-year-old Jada Pinkett Smith, the secret to a fabulous body is the daily physical activity.
“I look better than ever,” Will Smith’s wife told Net-a-Porter, “and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes.”
The actress, who boasts an excellent figure, says she’s not a fitness fan.
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that it’s about being physical every day,” she said. “You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block.”
“I do old-school roller skating,” she revealed. “I love it. That’s just how I grew up.”
In the interview, Jada also took the opportunity to clarify rumors and polemics about her private life.
Specifically, she addressed the controversy that emerged when daughter Willow Smith, 13, was photographed in bed with shirtless 20-year-old actor Moises Arias.
“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” she told Net-A-Porter. “It’s really tough. I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously. Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ it’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’ Are women valued for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities?”
Pinkett Smith also talks about her seventeen-year marriage to Will Smith that has also been the target of rumors claiming that they are about to separate or that they have an open relationship.
“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow,” she explains. “The thing I love is being in a place where it’s just like, Will, to me, encompasses everything. It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life — and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband.”
Jada says the only way to deal with the tabloid fodder is to distinguish what is true from what is rumor.
“The coping technique is knowing what the truth is – there’s no better technique,” she says. “When you know that what’s going on in your house is so the opposite [of what’s being said], and you also know that when there’s mystery, people fill in the gaps, that’s okay.”
“And then you look back at it and look at how creative people can be, and it’s kind of entertaining. We can laugh because it’s so ridiculous.”