Jada Pinkett Smith admits she DID have an affair with singer August Alsina while her marriage to Will Smith was on the rocks as couple sit down for bombshell tell-all
The pair sat down for a tell-all interview on Jada’s Facebook show, Red Table Talk
Jada explained the couple befriended singer August, 27, four years ago through their son Jaden, 22
The actress said she had separated from Will at the time the friendship became romantic
‘It all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state,’ Jada explained
Later she got into ‘a different type entanglement’ with August, she said, before Will prodded her to call it a ‘relationship’
Jada, 48, clarified Will didn’t need to give permission for her to have an affair because they were separated at the time
It comes after the couple denied August’s claims earlier this month when he spoke out about his love for the 48-year-old actress
The singer said he usually wouldn’t discuss the affair, but he’s ‘lost money, friendships, relationships’ over the rumors
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.
The 48-year-old sat down with her husband for an intimate conversation on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk and revealed she developed a friendship with August around four years ago.
She said around the same time, the married couple were going through a ‘difficult time’ and they had ‘basically broken up’.
The bombshell tell-all comes after both actors denied August’s claims that Will gave him his blessing to have a relationship with Jada. +21
Tell-all: Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to having an affair during her marriage during a confessional with her husband Will Smith on Red Table Talk on Friday
In Friday’s episode of Jada’s web series, the Hollywood couple sat opposite each other as they set the record straight and reaffirmed their commitment to each other.
Jada began explaining that the couple met August through their son Jaden and recalled that the Louisiana-born singer, who would have been 23 at the time, was ‘really sick’.
‘And it all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.
‘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 admitted, ‘I was done with you,’ while Jada added that they decided to separate for a ‘period of time’.
‘And then what did you do, Jada?’ Will asked, urging his wife to keep talking.
‘As time went on, I got into a different type of entanglement with August,’ Jada explained.
The mother-of-two went on to respond to August’s claim that Will gave her ‘permission’ to have an affair.
‘The only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself,’ she insisted.
‘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.’
When Will pushed Jada to clarify what she meant by ‘entanglement’ she responded, ‘It was a relationship, absolutely.’
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 yourself.’
She explained the couple were going through a process of healing.
‘I just wanted to feel good, It had been so long since I felt good… and it was really a joy to just help heal somebody.’
Jada said she and Will met singer August Alsina, who was ‘really sick’, through their son Jaden. She said she and Will were on the rocks at the time and decided to separate for a period of time. Will admitted: ‘I was done with you.’