Both Jackson, 23, and Smith, 20, are children of superstars (musical icon Michael Jackson and actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, respectively), and the couple talked about their commonalities in everything from mental health struggles to their search for their own identity. and their attraction to both men and women.
Jackson joined Smith on the red couch and opened up to the trauma of being the child of one of the world’s biggest stars.
“I sometimes experience sound hallucinations of camera clicks and interrupt paranoia,” said Jackson, who says she remembers being trampled as a child by paparazzi trying to get pictures of her deceased father. “I̵
Jackson said he did not know who she was, her age, the pressure to be the one she was led to depression.
Eventually, she said she came to “the radical acceptance that it just wasn’t meant to be.”
“It was like ‘Okay, ok, ok, I’ve tried so many times [to attempt suicide] maybe it’s just not my time ‘and it sucks, “she said. It was just the radical acceptance of when it’s my time, it’s my time, and I’m waiting for it until then and during that waiting time, I’ve just found more and more joys in life and more ways to cope. “
It includes camping – something she and Smith have had together – and her music.
She said she shared some of her music with her mother, Debbie Rowe, whom Jackson did not meet until she was 15 and with whom she now has a “chill” friendship.
Jackson said that music saved her life, and when Smith, who is also a musician, brought up that as children of famous parents there is some pressure, Jackson accepted.
“I feel like it’s still there, probably somewhere in the back of my head,” Jackson said. “But the higher thing that competes is that I feel like my dad would be proud.”