[Los Angeles Times]

Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction.

The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she’s been and where she is now.

“What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles.”

The “Hawthorne” actress did not elaborate on what kinds of addictions she struggled with but emphasized how she overcame them.

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