It seems like it has been an eternity, but Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have finally addressed the August Alsina rumors on Facebook Watch’s “The Red Table Talk!”
As you recall, singer August Alsina, revealed a couple of weeks ago that he and Jada were in a relationship WITH Will’s blessing in a sit down interview with “The Breakfast Club’s” Angela Yee. Now the celebrity couple are clearing the air, revealing that August and Jada actually were in a full-fledged relationship four years ago during a time she and Will were separated.
“One of the reasons I wanted to come to the table, the media, the headlines, we specifically never said anything,” Smith said as his wife sat across from him. “We were purposely never saying anything. We specifically never said anything. Coming to the table, we just felt like it got to the point where you gotta say something.”
Pinkett Smith added, “It’s a situation that I consider private. This is a very personal journey that became very public.”
“Four and a half years ago… I started a friendship with August and we actually became really, really good friends,” she continued. “And it all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.”
The mother of two said the singer “was really sick” when she and Smith first met him through their son, Jaden.
“The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health,” she said. “We found all those different resources to help pull him through and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time.”
Smith replied, “I was done with you.”
“We broke up,” she said, clarifying. “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time.”
“And then what did you do, Jada?” Smith asked.
“From there as time went on I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. One thing I want to clean up… about you giving ‘permission’ which is… the only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself,” she said.She continued, “But what August was probably trying to communicate because I could see how he could see it as permission because we were separated amicably, and I think he wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker because he’s not.”
Smith asked her to clarify what she meant by “entanglement,” to which she said, “Yes, it was a relationship absolutely.”
The Girls Trip star said she didn’t view her relationship with Alsina “as a transgression at all.”
“Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity, emotional insecurity and I was really able to do some really deep healing,” Pinkett Smith said. “And as I came through and started to realize certain things about you and I, he decided to break all communication with me which was totally understandable. And I let that be and hadn’t talked to him since so it is a little weird that all this stuff is coming out now since this was several [years ago].”
Smith added, “For me, this was years ago.”
The two were able to repair their relationship with Pinkett Smith saying, “We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love.”
The couple has been married since December 1997 and shares son Jaden, 22, and daughter Willow, 19.
Pinkett Smith previously teased the episode, tweeting, “There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”
We are glad Will and Jada are wise enough to take control of this narrative and talk this out in the open. Honestly speculation has been eating at the couple’s stellar reputation. However, we would love for them to address the rumors of them being in an open marriage. Are they? Or aren’t they?
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