Both Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were “really nervous,” about their son, Jaden Smith’s eating habits.
The celebrity family recently opened up about their relationship with food on Red Table Talk after Will called an “emergency” meeting.
During the conversation, which also included Willow Smith, Trey Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Will talked to his family about gaining weight for Aladdin and explaining what he consumes food “like an addict.”
“I get bored and I start to eat,” Will shared in regards to eating.
Jada said that both she and Jaden would rather “not eat” than pick at food throughout the day, saying how it is “uncomfortable.”
They went on to share how they needed to stage an intervention for Jaden over his food choices.
“Will and I had a bit of an intervention with Jaden because he’s a vegan now, but we realized he wasn’t getting enough protein,” Jada said. “So he was wasting away. He just looked drained, he was just depleted, he wasn’t getting the nutrients.”
Will also shared how Jaden had “dark circles” under his eyes.
“There was even a little grayness to his skin,” Will revealed. “We got really nervous. But you’re definitely looking better now.”
“I also just wanna say that I’m vegetarian, that I’ve tried to be vegan,” Jaden replied. “I’m vegetarian, you know, I’ve tried to eat vegan meals. I’ll go vegan for a week or so but for the past year I’ve been vegetarian.”
“I was just eating like two meals a day…maybe one,” Jaden continued. “Maybe just that one big meal and I’m like, ‘Oh, you know, I didn’t get around to it.'”