Will Smith reveals there were ‘massive critical deficiencies’ in his father’s upbringing

Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, sat down in June for a special edition of Red Table Talk . The episode is about fatherhood and Will doesn’t stop. He speaks frankly about his own father and even reveals that he wanted to “correct” his father’s paternity. It’s an eye-opening conversation to say the least.

Will Smith reveals there were ‘massive critical deficiencies’ in his father’s fatherhood

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Jada asks her husband when he thinks his “fatherhood instincts kicked in.” Will gives a surprising answer and actually knew that he wanted to be a father at a young age. He also noted his father’s “shortcomings” when it came to raising children.

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