Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith loves time apart from her famous husband - so she can enjoy a "bit of a breather".

The COLLATERAL star, 32, relishes time on her own when the ALI actor is away promoting his latest blockbuster with the children - because it means she can indulge in her favourite hobbies.

Pinkett Smith explains, "It's nice for me to sometimes have a little time to myself, a bit of a breather.

"I've read all day and all night, done some painting and written some music.

"I've had the bed all to myself, and the bath.

"I've had my girlfriends round and we stayed up all night.

"I've even read the newspaper without someone going, 'Mummy, where's my shoes?'"

18/08/2004 13:31