Jada Pinkett Smith Admits Having A Relationship With August Alsina While Briefly Separated From Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up about singer August Alsina’s claims they had a relationship with Will Smith’s “blessing”
Jada Pinkett Smith says she had a romantic relationship with singer August Alsina while she and Will Smith were going through a temporary separation.
The actress dedicated an entire episode of her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk to discuss Alsina’s allegations they had a romance. She was joined by Smith for Friday’s episode.
“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.