Jada Pinkett Smith Talk Date Nights With Will Smith and Her "Sisterhood" With Angelina Jolie

Gotham star tells Health magazine how philanthropy brought her and A-list actress together

By Rebecca Macatee Sep 18, 2014 5:59 PMTags

Jada Pinkett Smith is raising two teenagers (Willow, 13, and Jaden, 16), but you better believe she makes time for hubby Will Smith!

The Gotham star opened up to the October issue of Health about how, despite her family's busy schedules, she and Will find a way to make date night happen.  

"A lot of times, we'll do it at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic," she said. "So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions."

The actress, 43, and Will, 45, also like to break a sweat with each other and the kids. "We're a sporty crew," Jada told Health. "We like to do stand-up paddling, a lot of surfing. Jaden is probably the most active because he's gotten into cycling, like, eight miles a day."

Those Smiths really are an active bunch! Jada's compassion extends far beyond the walls of her own home, though. The Gotham star works ceaselessly to help end human trafficking. She recently produced a CNN documentary, Don't Sell Bodies, highlighting the ongoing problem and the need to address it.

"You know, when bad things happen to me, and all this stupid crazy stuff people want to say about us, I just think back to all these resilient young girls I have met who have not just survived this but who are thriving," she told Health. "This kind of work will be in my life forever."

Through it, too, she's linked up with another famous philanthropist. "Angelina Jolie and I, we're not friends, but when I called her about my human trafficking endeavors, she went all in," Jada said. "And I really appreciated that because there are not a lot of times that you can call upon people in our business and get serious help. She put me in contact with the people I needed to be in contact with, she sent me books, sent me all the information she had."

"I'm not saying that Angelina and I are, like, girlfriends and kicking it every day," she said, "but when you call another woman who's in a position to lend support to you and she just jumps right in there—that's sisterhood."