Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith recently opened up about her struggles with anxiety.
She explained that her mom couldn’t tolerate her disorder during her younger years.
“I feel like when I was growing up, she didn’t understand my anxiety. Because she, growing up, had seen her friends die—she had been through so much stuff that my issues, to her, kind of felt like…[smaller].”
“And that was very frustrating for me as a child,” Willow continued. “Because I was like, ‘How can you not see my internal and emotional struggle?'”
Jada, later realize how much she related to what her daughter was going through when they had one on one discussion.
“Recently, we had a talk, and she was like, ‘I never knew that I actually experienced anxiety,'” Willow revealed. “And she was pushing it down for so many years, like she had no idea. So, I had to forgive her a little bit for being like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah…I get it, but it’s really not that bad.'”