Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Details About Relationship With August Alsina
By Peyton Blakemore
July 10, 2020
Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the Red Table to open up about her rumored relationship with August Alsina.
With her husband Will Smith by her side, Jada confirmed her relationship with the 27-year-old singer during the Friday (July 10) episode, explaining that she and Will were going through a temporary separation.
"One of the reasons I wanted to come to the table, the media, the headlines, we specifically never said anything," Will began. "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."
Jada then 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."
Jada went on to share that she met August when he "was really sick."
"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."
Will replied, "I was done with you."
"We broke up," the 48-year-old actress clarified. "We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time."
"And then what did you do, Jada?" Will asked.
"From there as time went on I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. One thing I want to clean up," the mother of two said before bringing up August's comments about having "sat down with Will and had a conversation" before starting his relationship with Jada.
"...the only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself," Jada said. "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."
Will then asked her to clarify what she meant by "entanglement," to which she replied, "Yes, it was a relationship absolutely."
"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," Jada 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]."
Will added, "For me, this was years ago." Jada then said the two have since repaired their relationship. "We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love," she told him.
Watch the full Red Table Talk episode below.
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