Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with August Alsina while she was separated from her husband, Will Smith.
In Friday’s episode of Facebook Watch Show Red Table Talk, Jada discussed with her husband Will Smith about the allegations of an affair with August Alsina. Jada previously claimed the rumor was “absolutely not true” and that they were never intimate with the blessing of Will.
Now, Jada says she was indeed in a relationship with Alsina while she and Will Smith were temporarily separated.
“This is a very personal journey that became very public,” Jada shared, to which Will responded, “So what happened, Jada?” Also Read– August Alsina talks secret affair with Jada Pinkett Smith
“About four and a half years ago,” she explained, “I started a friendship with August. We actually became really, really good friends. It all started with him just needing some help. Me wanting to help his health, his mental state.”
Jada talks about her entanglement with August Alsina
In the show, Will talks about Alsina’s first introduction to the family. At the time Alsina was battling an autoimmune disease and Will’s relationship with Jada was at a breaking point.
“From there, you and I were going through a very difficult time,” Jada explained. “We broke up.”
Will added, “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time… You go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll go figure out how to make myself happy. I really felt like we could be over.”
It was then that Jada said she “got into a different kind of entanglement with August.”
When Will asked Jada for more specific details, she said, “It was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken. In the process of that relationship, I definitely realized you can’t find happiness outside of yourself. Luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner. We did everything we could to get away from each other, only to realize that wasn’t possible.”
Furthermore, Jada also explained Alsina’s claim that Will gave the pair his blessing to be in a romantic relationship.
“The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” Jada asserted. “But what August was probably trying to communicate, because I can actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably. I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a homewrecker, which he’s not.”