May 18, 2010 – Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s children might be set for life but their parents don’t want them growing up with that attitude.
So Will makes sure to keep them in check.
On “Oprah” on Monday, he said, quote, “I tell the kids all the time, it’s like, Mommy and Daddy are rich, y’all are broke. We don’t allow them to just sit around.
“We talk about the concept of the group and the necessity of you adding to the family, and then you have to add to the neighborhood, and then you have to add to humanity.”
And just because he’s rolling in cash now, Will says he doesn’t feel any different than he did when he was broke growing up.
He told Oprah, “No matter how successful you get, it’s really difficult to shake your mindset. I still have a poor person mentality. I can’t shake it and it gets really detrimental. It’s really difficult to shake. When I go to sleep at night right now, I’m as financially nervous as I was 20 years ago.”
Will wasn’t alone on Oprah’s show. He, Jada and the kids were all there, but before the kids came on it was Jada’s turn.
She talked about how she keeps the marriage interesting when it comes to… you know what.
“Keep it spontaneous. I surprise him. He’s a thinker. He’s always thinking. I just, I always surprise him…Now I don’t know if you want to get in on how I surprise him, but during the day I might send a sexy picture of some sort