Watch: Red Table Talk (Season 1, Episode 1 - Motherhood)
The Plot: In the spirit of Mothers Day, Jada Pinkett-Smith sits down with her mother Adrienne and daughter Willow to frankly discuss life, love, motherhood, and the power of family, aiming to show and encourage open dialogue between families.
Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Willow Smith
In the premiere episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith is joined by Will Smith's ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher for an intimate conversation around their blended family. This week around the Red Table, Jada Pinkett Smith reveals the impact of the tragic death of her longtime best friend, Tupac Shakur. While Willow Smith shares a painful secret for the first time. At the Red Table this week, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris get real about body insecurities and explain why every single body is beautiful in its own way. Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union have an open discussion about the ups and downs of friendship and the power of sisterhood. Jaden and Willow Smith reveal what it's like growing up in one of the most famous families in America. Adrienne Banfield Norris wonders if the kids may have been granted too much independence by their parents Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jada Pinkett Smith reveals everything from losing her virginity to embracing abstinence, and her addiction to sex toys. Willow shares how she first learned about sex, and Adrienne explains how her introduction to sex created shame in her life. E.J. Johnson brings his mother Cookie to the Red Table for a colorful discussion about gender fluidity, individuality, and fashion. He and Willow explain how their generation has very different ideas about gender stereotypes, and how they stay true to themselves in the face of societal expectations. Comedian Tiffany Haddish is the breakout star of the year. Jada Pinkett Smith invites her Girls Trip co-star and friend over to talk about her sudden rise to fame, unexpected encounters with celebrities, and her favorite male body part. Jada invites her longtime friend Cesar Millan, the world-renowned "Dog Whisperer," for a conversation about his remarkable journey to America. From his harrowing attempts to cross the border as an illegal immigrant to his international TV stardom, Cesar tells all. For the first time ever, Jada's mom Adrienne Banfield Norris shares details of her 20-year heroin addiction, and how it affected a young Jada Pinkett Smith. Also joining the family is special guest August Alsina, and Will Smith's youngest sister, Ashley Marie, both of whom have faced addiction. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith reveal the truth behind their relationship, from the day they met to the moments of crisis in their 20-plus year marriage. Will Smith returns to the Table to describe the breaking point in his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith, and how the couple have redefined the definition of "husband" and "wife" to fit their unique union. After years of not speaking, Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini meet at the Table to discuss their very public dispute over Leah's accusations that Jada and Will Smith are Scientologists. The tough topic of race relations between women is brought to the Red Table with famed diversity educator Jane Elliott. Heartbreaking stories of domestic abuse are revealed when Adrienne shares her traumatic experiences at the hands of Jada's father, the life-threatening event that finally made her leave him and the effect it had on Jada. Willow sits down with a 14-year-old girl who witnessed her mother's abuse. Jada Pinkett Smith invites good friend Toni Braxton to the Red Table to talk about her public and painful divorce. Toni reveals the real reason her marriage ended, and Adrienne shares what she's learned from each of her three divorces. Jada Pinkett Smith and her younger brother Caleeb share their deeply personal experience of struggling to forgive the man who hurt them the most - their father. Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo opens up about her interracial marriage and the challenges of raising bi-racial children.