Jada Pinkett ‘Punches’ Ana Navarro Over Recent Comments About Will Smith: “Read The Book, Not The Headlines”

BY Dora Dzaka November 20, 2023 5:11 PM EDT
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Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to “The View” co-host Ana Navarro, who recently accused the actress of publicly “emasculating” her husband Will Smith.

In reacting to the comment Jada ‘shaded’ Ana Navarro and urged her to read the book, and not the headlines – insinuating that just headline stories have influenced the judgment of The View” co-host.

During an episode of “The View”, Navarro criticized Pinkett Smith and the various details she has publicly shared about her relationship with the ‘’Pursuit of Happiness” actor.

“Listen, I’m done with the Jada thing, and I’m done defending Will because Will is out there supporting her,” Navarro said. “I think Will is being held emotionally captive.”

When co-host Sunny suggested she read Jada Pinkett Smith’s memoir, Navarro responded, “I don’t want to read the book. I don’t want to give them another dime for her emasculating and embarrassing him to everybody in the world.”

During an appearance on “The Breakfast Club”, Jada was asked about the criticism, and responded that she believed Navarro would have a better understanding of the Smiths’ relationship if she had read the memoir, “Worthy.”

“If you want to just read headlines, I could see how that could be confusing,” Pinkett Smith said. “But the book is right here.” “You have two books you can actually read,” she added, referencing her husband’s memoir “Will,” released in 2021.

“People have the right to their opinions, and I always know that anybody who’s saying that hasn’t really done their homework,” she continued.

Pinkett Smith said she’s focused on her family bond, which she says has remained intact since she released her tell-it-all memoir last month.

“Will knows what it is; I know what it is; my kids know what it is; and more importantly, Great Supreme does too,” she said. “That’s really all I’m concerned with at the end of the day.”

Prior to the publication of her book, Pinkett Smith disclosed information about her marriage to Smith, which set off a media frenzy.

In “Worthy,” the Matrix actress talks about her life and family’s secrets, as well as the famous moment when Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

Though Pinkett Smith has received some backlash for sharing such details about her marriage to Will, the Bad Boys actor has continued to publicly support her.