It’s tough being a parent these days with the current role the internet plays in teenagers’ lives. Now imagine being the parent of a celebrity child under these conditions. We’re not making excuses for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, but the news of their investigation by child protective services is hardly a reflection on their parenting.
According to reports, the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services has officially opened an investigation because of a photograph posted on social media of their 13-year old daughter. In the photo, Willow is seen with Moises Arias, 20, in bed…
“The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.”
It was going to happen sooner or later right? There’s no doubt that celebrity children are exposed to all sorts of troublesome things and this photo implies one of them. Arias posted the picture himself on his social media. For those of you who don’t know him, he’s formerly of Disney’s Hannah Montana. There’s nothing to be said about a relationship with the young Smith girl.
Jada Pinkett also weighed in on the situation: “Here’s the deal,” Jada said on May 7. “There was nothing bad about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and that’s not cool.”
We don’t necessarily agree with Jada, but as we said at the top – Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are probably two of the better parents in Hollywood.
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