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'I gave up my career for my family': Jada Pinkett-Smith dishes on her sacrifices and fears in revealing new interviewShe is married to one of the biggest actors and producers in the world and has two children who are becoming superstars in their own right.
But Jada Pinkett-Smith had a successful acting career of her own and was on the verge of breaking the music industry when she decided to put her own dream of the back-burner for the sake of her family.
The 39-year-old wife of Will Smith revealed she even turned down a chance to perform with Guns & Roses when her kids Willow and Jayden's careers took off.
'It was excruciating, completely excruciating,' Jada revealed to Redbook magazine in their August issue, for which she also posed for the cover.
'When Jaden was auditioning for The Pursuit of Happyness, my band had just gotten an offer to open for Guns N’ Roses in Europe.'
'For me, that was unbelievable. But the choice was: I could be a rock star, or I could be on the set with my son to make sure he was healthy and happy. We all know how that story ended!'
Jada admits she would rather be performing but she knows that her duty is to her children.
'I had to make choices. Believe me, I would still be on the road with my band, Wicked Wisdom, and making as many movies as I can a year, and doing all sorts of other things if I didn't have the responsibility of a family.'
'But I have children with their own talents and dreams, and I know I have to be standing next to them for that journey.'
'Let me tell you what I fear most: Them growing up like I did, in a house with drugs in a war zone, where if I walked out my door I could be shot.'
'Hollywood ain't nothing compared to that! Growing up in the streets of Baltimore, or the streets of Philly where Will grew up — I'd rather have my kids here.'
'It still makes me nervous that they're part of something that isn't totally real, but it's up to Will and me to teach them what's real and what's not.'