Jada Pin­kett Smith re­sented her fa­ther

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Jada Pin­kett Smith has opened up about the “re­sent­ment” she had for her drug ad­dict fa­ther when she was grow­ing up.

Speak­ing with her half-brother, Caleeb Pin­kett, and her Red Ta­ble Talk co-stars, her daugh­ter Wil­low and mother Adri­enne Ban­field-Jones, Smith said, “We had a lot of re­sent­ment. We had that feel­ing like we had to be re­spon­si­ble for him (fa­ther), but he never had to be re­spon­si­ble for us, and that was a hard pill for me to swal­low. He told me at seven, ‘I can’t be your fa­ther. I’m a crim­i­nal, I’m an ad­dict and that’s just what it is’.”

Re­port­edly, the 47year-old ac­tor only learned over the phone from her brother that Rob (fa­ther) had died from an over­dose shortly af­ter she had a “hor­ren­dous” ar­gu­ment with him.

She said, “The most dif­fi­cult part of him dy­ing like that is be­cause he and I had a hor­ren­dous fight when I found out that he re­lapsed. I was like, ‘I don’t owe you noth­ing. You didn’t do s**t for me, you didn’t do s**t for Caleeb. I don’t owe you noth­ing.’ It was one of those.”

We had that feel­ing like we had to be re­spon­si­ble for him (fa­ther), but he never had to be re­spon­si­ble for us, and that was a hard pill for me to swal­low.

JADA PIN­KETT SMITH, AC­TOR

PHOTO: REUTERS

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