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Entertainment Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks to Woman Who Adopted 7 Siblings for Mother's Day Special

06:10  05 may  2021
06:10  05 may  2021 Source:   people.com

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Jada Pinkett Smith is honoring a couple who expanded their home and hearts to their seven adopted children. In a PEOPLE exclusive look at a special Mother ' s Day edition of Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk , Pinkett Smith , her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris Nev Schulman Shares Wife Laura Perlongo's Emotional Struggle with Third Pregnancy: 'It's Daunting'. Christina Hunger Taught Her Dog to Talk , Now She Wants to Help You Start a Chat with Your Pet. RedTableTalk: Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks to Woman Who Adopted 7 Siblings forMother' s Day

Jada Pinkett Smith is giving a powerful inside look into transracial adoption . On Monday’ s Red Table Talk , the actress, 47, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow Smith sat down with Angela Tucker, a black adoptee who was raised by a white family. Tucker was diagnosed with a form of cerebral palsy at birth and was placed for adoption by her birth mother , Deborah Johnson, who was not able to raise her due to homelessness. Her adoptive parents, David and Teresa Burt, raised her and provided her with all her medical needs. The outcome, however, has caused conflict within Tucker.

Jada Pinkett Smith posing for the camera: Jada Pinkett Smith spoke to Pam Willis, who along with her husband Gary, adopted seven children whose parents died in a car accident © Facebook Watch Jada Pinkett Smith spoke to Pam Willis, who along with her husband Gary, adopted seven children whose parents died in a car accident

Jada Pinkett Smith is honoring a couple who expanded their home and hearts to their seven adopted children.

In a PEOPLE exclusive look at a special Mother's Day edition of Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris host Pam Willis, a mother of 12 who adopted seven kids with her husband, Gary, after their parents died in a car crash.

Willis says she calls her children her "Second Chance" because it allowed her and her husband "a second chance at parenting" and for her children to have "a second chance at life."

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Jada Pinkett Smith , speaking about her popular Facebook Watch series with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, admit that she might have revealed a bit too much in admitting she has 'a little porn addiction' in a discussion last month with her regular co-hosts, mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 65, and daughter Willow Smith , 18. The Gotham actress said 'there were a lot of women , part of our production team and a lot of friends of ours, that have had problems with their mates in their relationships because of pornography, so we decided to tackle that issue at the red table .'

The mother of 12 said she knew that if her family had not adopted the children, the siblings would've been separated.

"We knew right away, you can't separate them," Willis says.

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Pinkett Smith showed her admiration for Willis and her family, saying it was "divine love at work."

Last August, Pam and Gary adopted all seven of the children — Adelino, 15, Ruby, 13, Aleecia, 9, Anthony, 8, Aubriella, 7, Leo, 5, and Xander, 4.

In March, Pam told TODAY she had learned of the siblings through a Facebook post and that they'd been in foster care for more than a year after their parents died.

Pam and Gary, who have five biological adult children, had fostered before, but they had never discussed adoption, she told TODAY. She tagged him in the post, not knowing if he would feel the same.

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Pinkett Smith also serves as executive producer alongside Ellen Rakieten and Miguel Melendez. Red Table Talk has changed the game when it comes to talk shows. First and foremost, it is an uber-successful talk show Facebook Watch, the first of its kind. The most recent episode with guest Jordyn Woods had the most views of any Facebook Original episode in the first 24 hours with 7 .5 million 1-minute viewers on the day that it launched and generating about 800,000 interactions in first 72 hours.

On Red Table Talk Friday, Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence, confirming rumors of a romantic relationship between herself and singer August Alsina. At the top of the episode, which also featured the actress/host’ s husband Will Smith (embedded below), Pinkett Smith confirmed she got into “a “Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself, and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity, emotional insecurity, and I was really able to do some really deep healing,” she said. While she was soul-searching about herself and her marriage, Alsina was the one who broke off

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"I thought Gary was going to tell me I was wacko — we were getting ready to retire," she said.

However, Pam said that Gary felt the same. "We knew deep inside that this mission was being placed before us. If not us, then who?," she wrote in an Instagram post.

She added to TODAY: "I can't explain it — I just knew I was supposed to be their mom."

Red Table Talk airs on Facebook Watch on Wednesdays at 9 am PT/12 pm ET.

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