Reflecting on her youth after recently turning 42, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that she once struggled with “many addictions.”
“Yesterday I turned one year older, and I reflected on where I have been and where I am now,” the actress, singer and wife of Will Smith wrote on her Facebook page, which has nearly four million “likes.”
“What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life,” she wrote. “I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles.”
Smith, mother to Jaden and Willow Smith, did not specify what her addictions were, but writes that at 42, “I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am damn proud.”
“What I hope is that we all continue to gain healthy understanding that life is really about, solving problems, and also about us learning to become masters at solving them,” Smith concluded to her Facebook fans.