Jada Pinkett Smith directly discussed singer August Alsina’s bombshell claim that he was romantically linked to her in the past and that her husband, Will Smith, gave him his blessing, on an emotional episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk.
During the episode on Friday, Jada and Will sat down with one another, and Jada acknowledged she had a past relationship with August that took place years ago.
Jada said she was involved with August when she and Will were separated.
“We were over,” she says of her and Will’s relationship at the time.
Jada said that during that time she got into an “entanglement” with August, and when Will pressed her, she acknowledged that it was a “relationship.”
“Yes, it was a relationship, absolutely,” she says.
However, she pushed back against the notion that Will gave August “permission.”
“The only person who could give permission is myself,” she pointed out.
“I just wanted to feel good, it had been so long since I felt good,” she continued about her relationship with August. “And it was a joy to help heal someone. I think that has a lot to do with my co-dependency.”
However, she did not find the type of fulfillment she was looking for.
“I definitely realized you can’t find happiness outside yourself,” she said.
Jada and Will stressed that there has never been secrets in their marriage, and Jada said she didn’t consider what she did a “transgression,” noting that she learned so much from it. She said August had chosen to cut off communication with her, which she completely understood, and she was surprised when his comments came out.
As for she and Will, they said they continue to have “unconditional love” for one another.
“We ride together, we die together,” they said at the same time with a smile.