Selected to be featured in the publication's latest installment, Jada Pinkett Smith graces the cover of the September 2012 issue of Essence magazine.
The 40-year-old actress shows off her stunning self on the front page while dishing about everything from rocky relationship rumors with actor husband Will Smith and her work to help put a stop to human trafficking in the United States.
Showing that age is just a number, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed a sexy bikini photo of herself in the ocean on her Twitter account Saturday (July 28).
The "Hawthorne" actress and wife of mega star Will Smith sought to serve as an inspiration for older women with her Missoni two-piece swimsuit photo. She tweeted, "To my Forty and over crew! Don't believe the hype…we DO get better with age!"
Making her way to Capitol Hill, Jada Pinkett Smith talked about ways to stop human trafficking during a testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with her husband Will Smith and daughter Willow Smith by her side on Tuesday (July 17).
Showing off her natural curly hair, the "Hawthorne" actress kept her look casual in a tan blazer and a white t-shirt that read "Free Slaves", which Willow and Will were also spotted wearing for the testimony.
The duo shopped around at a few local thrift stores, purchasing some goods as the 40-year-old beauty rocked a chic ensemble with adorable tan heels, while her 11-year-old singer donned her standard black apparel with a pair of motorcycle boots.