Jada Pinkett Smith resented her father

December 07 2018

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Actress 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.'"

The 47-year-old actress only learned over the phone from her brother that Rob (father) had died from an overdose shortly after she had had a "horrendous" argument with him, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She said: "The most difficult part of him dying like that is because he and I had 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."

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