In a one-on-one conversation Friday on Pinkett Smith’s series “Red Table Talk,” she said she was reluctantly discussing Alsina’s reported comments because of the public speculation they provoked. “I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated. “Yes, it was a relationship. I was in a lot of pain. Each appeared uncomfortable at times during their exchanges on the talk show. A relationship,” Smith said, prodding his wife to be more specific, alluding to the Facebook Watch show’s dedication to candid discussion. “An entanglement? Absolutely. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Alsina was quoted in an interview as saying the actor had given his “blessing.”
“The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” Pinkett Smith said, then cut Alsina slack for his remarks. We die together. … I would definitely say we did everything that we could to get away from each other, only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”
At one point in the conversation they echoed each other, saying: “We ride together. And I think he also wanted to make it clear that he is not a homewrecker, because he’s not,” she said. The two have been married since 1997 and have two children, Jaden and Willow. Tags:
will smith What started as a friendship and a family effort to help Alsina with his health about four years ago became a “different kind of entanglement” at a time when she and Smith thought their marriage was over, Pinkett Smith said. I was very broken,” she replied. She also pushed back at the idea that Smith had given her permission for the affair. “Now, in the process of that relationship, I definitely realize that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself. Bad marriage for life,” an allusion to a catchphrase in Smith’s Bad Boys franchise. By: AP | Los Angeles |
Published: July 11, 2020 9:27:03 am
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and her husband were separated. A representative for Alsina didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Pinkett Smith, who starred in two Matrix films, questioned why Alsina would bring the episode up again, saying he had broken off communication with her. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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