Posted April 2, 2013 by Chelle B in Style and Fashion

Jill Scott Covers Ebony Magazine with Son Jett [Photo]

Photograph of Jill Scott and son Jett

The beautiful Jill Scott covers Ebony Magazine’s May 2013 issue with her son Jett Hamilton Roberts. In her interview Scott shares the triumphs and challenges of being a single mother, and how this soon to be 41 year old keeps it sexy! Check out highlights below.

On Raising a Boy:

“It’s challenging being a single mom … No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”

On Keeping it  Sexy:

“The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me, ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy more so than what you do.'”

Jill on Motherhood:

“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil … When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, “Mommy you’re so pretty” or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”

On Being a Single Mom:

“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”


The issue hits magazine stands on April 16th.