Interviewing Jordyn Woods wasn’t an easy job, but Jada Pinkett Smith had to do it.
The Girls Trip star opened up about
Per DailyMail.com, she explained:
“Jordyn is like a daughter to me. But then I also had to have an objective point of view. I had to be able to see it from every angle. That was tough.”
It was a sticky situation, to say the least.
Not only did Jada want to give Jordyn a chance to tell her story in a judgment free environment, she also wanted to save some “compassion” for the ever-intimidating Kardashian family.
“I had to not to go in and go ‘rah, rah, rah’ — but to go, ‘okay, let’s hear your story, but let’s also have compassion for the other side.’”
Possible Translation: Jada didn’t want Khloé Kardashian coming for her, too!
In the end, the mother-of-two said she was satisfied with the episode, adding:
“[Jordyn] was happy, so I was happy. You feel me? As long as she felt as though we did right by her, I was happy. That’s it.”
During the interview, the 21-year-old confirmed Thompson — father to KoKo’s daughter True Thompson — had kissed her after a party at his house, but denied the two ever had sex.
Jada previously admitted she was hesitant to interview the embattled KUWTK-adjacent star because it “was very close” to home. (For those who don’t know, Woods’ father John was a sound engineer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which had forged a close bond between the Smith and Woods’ families.)
Eventually, Jada realized she had to do the interview because she was the only one who could give Jordyn a fair shot at telling her story. The actress told People at the time:
“It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close [to home], but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will [Smith] felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it … She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle … You just [try to] help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across.”
Jordyn, meanwhile, is holding out hope that her damaged relationship with Kylie can be repaired over time.
She told Cosmopolitan UK earlier this week:
“I love [Kylie]. That’s my homie… I hope everything falls into place and that we can all grow and build our relationships with our family and God and come back together one day and be stronger and happier.”
It’s unclear if Kylie and Jordyn will ever hash out their issues. But if they do, we’re sure Jada would make an excellent mediator!
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