Is it Us, or does Jada Pinkett Smith just get better with age? The 41-year-old actress looked sexier and stronger than ever when she hit the beach in Hawaii on Sunday, April 28, with 12-year-old daughter Willow, her youngest child with husband Will Smith.
Flaunting her flawless bikini body in a white, sporty two-piece, the actress and mom of two jogged along the shore as Willow caught some waves on a surfboard. At one point, Pinkett Smith ventured into the ocean too, but the water must have been cold, because she was spotted grimacing and recoiling from the waves.
The super-fit star has always been comfortable showing off her rock-hard abs and lean legs. And with good reason — they're hard-won. "I don't eat for pleasure," the actress told Essence magazine last year, explaining that she "had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook." Growing up with her grandmother's bad food, Pinkett Smith learned to eat only what she needed to satisfy her hunger and keep her strength up.
"She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment," she said. "And I have kept that over the years, so I can eat anything that's healthy…I eat for my schedule so I have to eat high-protein, lots of greens, and healthy carbs so that I don't fall flat on my face."
Pinkett Smith's bikini body has inspired quite a few headlines — but that's not the only thing people are talking about these days. The actress recently caused quite a stir when she addressed the open marriage rumors about her relationship with her husband, telling HuffPost Live that Smith "is his own man" and "can do whatever" he wants. Later, she clarified those comments on her Facebook page, explaining that she and the Men in Black actor have a partnership built on trust and love.
"Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom?" she asked. "Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us???"
"Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so," she said of her spouse, 44, with whom she has two kids, Willow and Jaden, 14. (Smith also has an older son, Trey, from a previous relationship.) "This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one."
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