Jada Pinkett & Will Smith Finally Confirm Jada’s Affair With August Alsina
ILOSM family, as we all know- the year 2020 has been a crazy roller coaster ride thus far…and Mr. and Mrs. Smith have just added yet another peak to it.
When 27 year old R&B singer, August Alsina, recently dropped the bombshell -that Will Smith gave him “his blessing” to have a long term relationship with his wife, Jada Pinkett- Smith (48), for years- these social media streets went up in flames.
Welp, Jada has now brought herself to the “Red Table.” What fans were not expecting was for Will to be the one grilling her on her own talk show, as well as assisting her in the process of her having a ‘come to Jesus’ type confession about her affair.
At approximately the 2:00 mark of the latest “Red Table Talk” episode (video below), the Mr. and Mrs. jumped right into addressing August Alsina’s claims.
Jada stated, “About four and a half years ago…[I] started a franchise 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, ya’ know?”
The Smith’s revealed they’d met August when he was “really sick” and that the friendship started as a genuine need to want to assist him in his physical healing process as he recovered from an ongoing liver disease. They said this was also during a “difficult time” in their marriage and that they’d already “broke up” when August came into the picture.
Will honestly proclaimed to Jada, “I was done with your a$$” by that time. “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time, and you go figure out how to make yourself happy, and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy,” he continued.
“At that particular time it was indefinite,” Jada chimed in.
Will also challenged Jada’s attempt to play down the seriousness of her past relationship with August, when she referred to her affair as an “entanglement.” Will replied, “Entanglement?,” to which Jada then fessed up and called it what it was, “a relationship.”
Jada continued, “I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken. In the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that 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. I would definitely say that we did everything that we could to get away from each other, only to realize that wasn’t possible.”
Will also asked Jada what she was looking for during her affair, to which she responded, “I just wanted to feel good…it had been a loooong time since I’d felt good.” She says it was “a joy” to “help heal somebody,” confessing that is the result of her “codependency.”
As you’ve probably heard, during his interview with “The Breakfast Club” co-host, Angela Yee, August Alsina came clean about he and Jada. The confession was so emotional for him, that the brotha damn near was about to cry over the heartbreak he says Jada dealt him, nearly causing him to become suicidal. He revealed that he’d finally decided to end their relationship, the day after his beloved sister passed away on December 25, 2018.
August admitted that deciding to leave Jada “butchered me” and “broke me DOWN,” but he knew he had to do it because he was tired of Jada allegedly toying with his emotions.
Jada has now admitted that it is “totally understandable” why August left her and cut ALL communication with her, after she begin rekindling flames with her hubby, Will. Although, according to both of their accounts, it kinda sounds like Jada wasn’t yet ready to cut August out of the picture. Geesh! This is a lot.
Jada and Will address the recent headlines and share their journey of finding peace through pain.
Jada seemingly took advantage of August during an extremely vulnerable time in his life. However, the fact that both she and Will were willing to publicly discuss the intricacies of not only her affair, but also their heartbreaking struggles and separation within their marriage, deserves a round of applause in my humble opinion. On the flip side, August Alsina deserves applause as well, for finally having the courage to speak his truth. He maintains that he will always love the entire Smith family, because they were once very close.
That’s true grown folks love right there. We all make mistakes and/or bad decisions at times…but we live and we learn. Moral of the story: We must all learn to live in our truths in order to free ourselves, no matter how heartbreaking that journey may be in the process to get to the other side of healing.