Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are getting candid.
The married couple brought themselves to Red Table Talk to discuss August Alsina‘s recent allegations that he and Jada had a Will-approved romance for years in a discussion on Friday (July 10).
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Together, the two wanted to clear the air regarding how the press covered their alleged statements about the situation.
“This is a very personal journey that became very public,” Jada said.
“I guess about four and a half years ago, I started a friendship with August. We actually became really, really good friends. It all started with him just needing some help, and me wanting to help his health and mental state.”
“When Aug first came around, he was really sick,” Will added.
During that time, Jada said that she and Will were going through a difficult time and separate for a period of time, which led to her relationship with August evolving into a romantic one.
She also wants to address Will giving “permission.”
“The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” Jada clarified, adding that he was probably trying to communicate that they were separated at the time, and wanted to make it clear that “he was not a homewrecker – which he’s not.”
“I got into an entanglement with August…a relationship, yes, absolutely,” she went on to say.
She also said she didn’t view her relationship with Alsina “as a transgression at all.”
“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. 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].”
“For me, this was years ago,” Will added.
The two were able to repair their relationship eventually: “We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love,” Jada said.
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