Pinkett-Smith draws from her own experience building a blended family with husband, Will Smith, who had a son, Trey, from his previous marriage to ex-wife, Sheree. The two now have two children of their own, Jaden and Willow. Within her Facebook post, Pinkett-Smith touches on the accountability of a woman who chooses to be date a man with children and stated that women who try to come between a man and his children need to “woman up.”
I can’t support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage. These are the situations that separate the women from the girls. Your behavior is that of an insecure child who needs to recognize her own weaknesses that MUST be strengthened to take on the task at hand. We can’t say we love our man and then come in between him and his children.
Read more of Pinkett-Smith’s post on the Huffington Post.
BMWK — What are your thoughts on her statements? How have you handled being involved with or becoming a blended family in the past?