Jada Pinkett-Smith sat down with Arsenio Hall for an interview, where she revisited her love for Tupac and why their relationship was deeper than most. Jada has often explained that her relationship with Tupac was complicated because they were more like family at times, and too passion for a relationship at other times, plus he played the roles of big brother and father figure early in her life. People always want the details in a sound byte, but I think it’s a love that can’t be categorized, and perhaps the most authentic kind of love there is.
Pac was probably one of the first male figures that I had in my life, that saw the beauty and the talent and my intelligence separated from sex. So, that’s something that a young child usually gets from their father. I didn’t have that. Pac was the first one, that it wasn’t about sex, it was about you [Jada]…you’re a beautiful woman, you’re talented you’re strong, I respect you, and you are my girl. You’re gone sit right here, and I’m a protect you. I’m a make sure if nothing else, you get what you need…and that’s what I relationship was like. We kind of did that for each other.
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I love hearing Jada talk about Tupac, it never gets old. I was obsessed with him growing up, and it’s still hard to believe how long he’s been gone.