By THOUSIF INC
The Smiths are learning to handle their emotions.
Jada Pinkett Smith shared that she recently realized she suffers from anxiety, though it pre-dates the slap drama stemming from the 2022 Oscars.
The actress, 50, said she used to bite her fingernails and chew her cuticles but did not connect her bad habits to anxiety until raising her daughter.
"I never identified it as anxiety," her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 68, noted during the most recent episode of "Red Table Talk,"
Presumably taped before Will Smith smacked Chris Rock during the ceremony.
Pinkett Smith explained that dealing with and learning about her daughter's anxiety helped her realize she also has anxiety.
She said reevaluating her mother's behavior, and life experiences made her realize, "Oh, well, of course, I probably have some anxiety."
"Recently, we had a talk, and she was like, 'I never knew that I experienced anxiety,'" Willow Smith, 21, said during the episode.
"She was pushing it down for so many years like she had no idea."
The rising rock star shared that her conversations with her mother also allowed her to "forgive" her mother for downplaying her anxiety throughout her childhood.
"I had to forgive her a little bit for being like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it, but it is not that bad.'"
"It was rough," Smith told guest Ireland Baldwin, 26.
"I feel like when I was growing up, and she did not understand my anxiety."
"Because she, growing up, had seen her friends die, she had been through so much stuff that my issues, to her, kind of felt like"
Smith said her anxiety would have her screaming, crying, and shaking on the floor, "triggering" her mother.