This week, there were a lot of discussions and debates surrounding singer Ciara and her decision to not only accept a man with multiple kids into her life, but also make peace with all of the kids' mothers. When all is said and done, the message of the week may be--if you are going to love someone, you have to love all that they come with, and no one can reiterate that more than Jada Pinkett-Smith.
This week, she was spotted in Vegas with Will's first wife Sheree Fletcher, as the blended Smith family celebrated Will's oldest son Trey's 21st birthday. Earlier this year, Jada revealed that she had a very rocky relationship with Sheree when she first started dating Will but the two decided to be cordial for the sake of their kids. She also posted this message to women who aren't accepting of their man's kids:
Blended families are NEVER easy, but here’s why I don’t have a lot of sympathy for your situation because… we CHOOSE them. When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package…Period! If I didn’t want that…I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey…I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him…his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other… but we have learned to LOVE each other.
I can’t support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage. These are the situations that separate the women from the girls. We can’t say we love our man and then come in between him and his children. THAT’S selfishness…NOT love. WOMAN UP… I’ve been there…I know. My blended family made me a giant… Taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date. It’s time you let your blended family make you the giant you truly are.
That's grown woman talk right there!
Catch a few pics from Trey's birthday party below: