Jennette McCurdy opened up about the past.
Actress Jennette McCurdy, whose memoir "I’m Glad My Mom Died," stirred a lot of things for people as she revealed the emotional and physical abuse she endured from her mother, but now she is talking about it more along with if she wants her children one day with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris on Red Table Talk.
Jennette McCurdy said that at this point in her life she feels that she is content with no children, although she stated that things could change in the future and clarified that if she ever has kids, she would let them have their way and not have them for her own identity. She shared that she has nieces and she adores them. She might be open to the idea of having kids, but for now, she is good.
The actress shared during the Red Table Talk that although she had a toxic relationship with her mother, she is close with her three brothers and they support and love her a hundred percent. In her memoir, she recalled that her mother had had her 16-year-old brother and her, who was 11 at the time, shower together, but Jennette McCurdy said that the past never hampered her relationship with her brothers and they have a beautiful bond and added that there is an understanding there because all of them went through the same experience and there was nothing they could have done at the time.
Jennette McCurdy shared an email that her late mother sent her when Jennette McCurdy ran away to Hawaii with a much older man when she was just 18 years old. The email said that she was a liar, conniving and evil, and added that she looked like a pudgier too. Debra concluded that email by saying that she should sign off the mail by saying mom or Deb since she is no longer her mother and added that Jennette McCurdy should send money for a new fridge since the one at home broke.
While her brother told her about their good lives, Jennette McCurdy told her mother that she was skinny. Her mother died of cancer in 2013, and Jennette McCurdy shared the last words she ever said to her. She added that everyone tries to say something to the dying person to make them wake up. The actress said during the chat that she felt her mother would benefit from her being underweight because, deep down, she believed it would cause her mother to wake up. She thought her mother was more concerned about her physique than anything else, and she was informed she weighed 89 pounds.
In a teary revelation, Jennette McCurdy said that she works toward forgiveness and she gets emotional. She has been working on this for a long time and her therapist told her that what if she does not have to work toward forgiveness? The actress said that she had been trying to find a way to honor her mother and respect her after she passed away, and she was still trying to live for her and find a way to make it all mean something because it had to, but listening to her therapist, Jennette McCurdy, felt like it was exactly what she needed to hear.
Jennette McCurdy’s memoir is a trip down her memory lane with her battle with food, the toxic work environment, her relationship with her mother, and how things have unfolded for her since she started working at a very young age.
At the conclusion of the conversation, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Gammy presented video greetings from friends praising Jennette for being an inspiration, including Nia Dennis, Jonathan Cohen, Mayim Bialik, Bella Thorne, David Archuleta, Abby Jasmine, Rosie McClelland, Violet Benson, and Alyson Stoner.