Will and Jada Pinkett Smith staged “intervention” for Jaden amid fears he was “wasting away”

The Smith family discussed their eating habits in a typically frank episode of Red Table Talk this week.

September 24, 2019
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith staged “intervention” for Jaden amid fears he was “wasting away” (L-R) Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the World Premiere of Disneys Aladdin at El Capitan theatre on May 21, 2019 in Hollywood.   VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty

Will and Jada Smith have revealed that they staged what they described as an "intervention" after son Jaden began skipping meals. The revelation came in the latest episode of Red Table Talk, the weekly chat show hosted by the family on Facebook Watch.

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During a wide-ranging conversation about food and eating habits, Will admitted to "[eating] food like an addict" and recently getting to his heaviest weight ever while relaxing on holiday. Jada responded to this by saying she and Jaden were completely different in that regard and that they both find constantly eating "uncomfortable."

The pair then said that they had to intervene after son Jaden changed to a vegan diet and began eating meals as little as once a day. They claimed he wasn't "getting the nutrients" and was looking grey and "wasting away" as a result. "We realised he wasn't getting enough protein," Jada said. "He just looked drained. He looked depleted."

Jaden, who was also in the conversation alongside sister Willow, said he has since switched to again to being a vegetarian. "I'll go vegan for a week or so," he said, "but for the past year I've been vegetarian."

You can watch the full episode of Red Table Talk here.

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith staged “intervention” for Jaden amid fears he was “wasting away”