Jada Pinkett Smith has finally revealed her side of the story on the August Alsina Saga.
American singer, August Alsina had social media buzzing after he dropped an explosive revelation on his alleged affair with Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett.
In an interview with Angela Yee, he got candid about his relationship with the Red Table Talk host, saying: “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to their life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times. He gave me his blessings.”
Jada reportedly denied the claims calling it “absolutely not true”. Now, the mother of two is explaining what exactly transpired between her and August.
Jada Pinkett Smith promised fans she’d address claims by August Alsina that the two engaged in a relationship. So on Friday, in a brand new Red Table Talk, the 48-year-old sat down with Will Smith to address the headlines.
In an episode titled Jada Brings Herself to the Table, the star said about four and a half years ago wanting to help August’s physical and mental state she started a friendship with him – they became “really, really good friends” – then it slowly became “a different kind of entanglement”.
“You and I were going through a very difficult time,” Jada said to Will during the episode. “We broke up.”
“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,” Will said before Jada added that she then started a relationship with August.
“It was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken. In the process of that relationship, I definitely realised 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 realise that wasn’t possible.”
Touching on what August said about Will giving his “permission” for the two to have the relationship, Jada said: “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself.” She added that he probably wanted to make it clear Jada and Will had “separated amicably” and he wasn’t a homewrecker.
Jada and Will said though they were struggling, they found their way back to each other – and their marriage is stronger than ever now. “We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life,” they joked.