Why Jada Pinkett Smith is singing Oprah’s praises

Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the 2017 CMT Music Awards (Photo by Splash News and Pictures)

Jada Pinkett Smith has credited Oprah Winfrey with making her show possible.

The 48-year-old actress launched her Facebook Watch series — where she stars alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith, as well as a host of special guests — in 2018, and has said it’s thanks to her mentor Oprah that she was able to get “Red Table Talk” up and running.

Posting a professional picture of herself and Oprah during a red carpet event on Instagram, Smith wrote: “This woman beside me is the only reason @RedTableTalk could even be imagined. Thank you @Oprah and congrats [photo]: @jas (sic)”

Smith’s post comes after Oprah, 65, was honored at the grand opening of Tyler Perry‘s historic film studio, Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, over the weekend.

The 50-year-old actor named a soundstage in Oprah’s honor, where a three-course seated dinner was hosted.

Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith recently had her whole family — including husband Will Smith, son Jaden Smith, and stepson Trey Smith — on an episode of “Red Table Talk,” where they spoke about Will’s decision to go on a diet after his family began calling him “Pudge Muffin.”

He said: “I couldn’t believe I got to 50 years old without knowing you literally are what you eat. I eat food like an addict. I love food, but I realized my relationship with food was I eat for fun. I eat for joy.”



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