Jada Pinkett Smith was in Atlanta recently to promote her new movie, Girls Trip, co-starring Regina Hall and Queen Latifah. She is speaking out after enduring insults from bloggers who say she looks older than her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, 63.
Recent photos of her mother’s toned, washboard stomach — and the envy from social media users — prompted the 45-year-old actress to rethink her gym routine.
“I have good genes, don’t I?” she told Entertainment Tonight, after sharing images of her own impressive figure in movies like Magic Mike XXL and on magazine covers.
“Yeah, she rocks one better than me. When your own mother can put you to shame, I’m like, I don’t (know) if I gotta get back in the gym. I don’t know what I gotta do. I just told her, I said, ‘All that right there, just make sure you passing all those good genes down here’.”
Discussing her body in a previous interview with Shape magazine, the mother-of-two explained how her marriage and mental wellbeing motivated her to stay fit for husband Will Smith, 48.
“When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing,” she said. “But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane; I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.”
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