While many of us may not want to admit it, accidentally walking in on your parents “doing the deed” is a pretty common experience, one that Willow Smith can relate to all too well.
The singer revealed on the latest episode of Red Table Talk that her introduction to sex was mistakenly catching her parents in the act.
“My introduction to sex was obviously walking in on you and Daddy [Will Smith]. It was in Utah … not Utah. Aspen. I was going downstairs to get some juice and I saw for a little moment and I ran away. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is so crazy. What did I just see?’”
The 17-year-old went on to clarify that she, luckily, didn’t see everything.
“The room was dark. You know what I’m saying? It was silhouetted.”
Jada, appearing stunned by the revelation, asked how her daughter felt in that moment, to which she responded, “I overstepped a boundary.”
The actress and open-minded mother also shared her own early sexual experiences, telling the “Whip My Hair” artist she began masturbating at the age of nine.
“My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me. She didn’t want me to fall into the hands of a man, and if he gave me pleasure, to think that that was him. And she taught me at 9!”
Check out the episode below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.