Jada Pinkett Smith has detailed how her love affair with August Alsina made her feel “joy” and that she is “grateful” for what they shared.
The American star spoke for the first time about being with the 27-year-old singer whilst married to movie star Will Smith, 51, on her Facebook show Red Table Talk on Friday night. The series sees Jada, 48, alongside her mum Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow interview famous faces about scandals they’ve faced, and provides “a forum where the perspectives of three different generations on a wide variety of topics are shared”.
However, on the latest episode it was only Jada and Will – who wed in 1997 – as they delved into their marriage after August shared claims he and Jada had a years-long affair with the blessing of her husband. During the discussion, Jada refereed to her relationship with August as an “entanglement” and put to bed the idea that Will gave his permission for them to become partners. Will detailed how he and Jada came to the decision to part as they thought they were going to end their marriage, prior to her hooking up with August.
Jada – who is still married to Will and shares two kids with him – embarked on a whirlwind romance four to four and a half years ago with August. Jada then explained how being with August made her feel as she spilled: “I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. Luckily you and I were going through healing.
We did everything we could to get away from each other to only realise it wasn’t possible. “I wanted to feel good. It had been so long since I felt good. It was really a joy to just help heal somebody. I had to break the needing to fix. Drawn to people who need help. It’s your health. Addiction. Childhood trauma that feels though as it can be fixed through fixing people versus fixing me.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Kimberley Guess – When you bring this Affair to red table, making it public ….everyone will have opinions ..It’s his life and what he does to be happy, makes that his choice.the end.
Candy Dixon – People still talking about that? Although I have to admit “entanglement” is a cool way to say “I had an affair”.
I was entangled once, it taught me a serious lesson.
Katherine Hawkins – I’m sorry but if they aren’t happy together after all these years its better to end it and find the love they both deserve.
Marisa Fortune – To remain in love one has to put in the work. Both parties constantly giving 100%, it’s a give and take both ways. They made a choice to try again, love is an action, walking the talk. It’s the want to putting in the work and doing it. You just don’t wake up suddenly and find yourself out of love, have both been working on it over time, or just living, do your own thing for yourself?
Dennis Hasan – Once you go there, it is never the same. Your love change and it is not much you can do. It is always inside of you. In your heart. You can get back together, but you will never give your whole self again.
William Doe – I suspect there is more to this story than we know.
But anyway there is a lesson here and it is however much you think you are doing alot for the relationship end of day you can only depend on yourself . It’s sucks but it’s the truth, if you ever find a man or woman who is completely faithful, just know you have discovered your other self . People are no longer faithful.
This Article Was First Published on mirror.co.uk