It was long speculated that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett had an “open” marriage where they both saw other people on the side. August Alsina made it public last week that he was of of Jada’s side boy and this week Jada is admitting that the singer was telling the truth.
Jada describe her swing with August as an “entanglement” even though last week her and Will’s representatives denied that Jada was ever intimate with August.
It all came out today when Jada and Will sat down at a special edition of the red table to talk about the ordeal.
“At the end of the day, I don’t like how all of this came to be. That doesn’t matter, it’s all love, honestly,” Jada said. “That would be something I wouldn’t comment on at all. I feel like it’s a situation I consider private.”
The two discussed the specifics of the situation, with Jada admitting that she and Will were going through a few issues in their marriage. Will went as far as to say, “I was done with you.”
“What August was trying to communicate. I think he wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker,” Jada said of Alsina’s statements. When Will asked her to explain “clearly what happened” between her and August, she did.
“I got into an entanglement with August,” she said. “A relationship, it was a relationship, absolutely. I was in a lot of pain, I was broken and in the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself. And luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner. It had been so long since I felt good.” She added that it was a “joy to help heal somebody.”
While many will call the situation infidelity, Jada was quick to point out that she doesn’t see it as a transgression. “I was really able to do some really deep healing,” she said. Jada and Alsina elected to stop when Jada decided that she was going to work things out with Will and at the time, she thought things were done forever.
“I let that be and hadn’t talked to him since,” Jada said. “So it is a little weird all this stuff is coming out now since this was several [years ago].” Will said that part of the surprise came from the fact that they’d already moved on: “Our experiences of working through it, fighting through it, talking through it and therapizing through it, I think the why now is weird.”
The two continued, saying that their relationship is something that they’re both continuing to work on and that they still surprise each other.
“You didn’t think that I had the girth that it was gonna take to ride with you through,” Will said.
“I didn’t know if you would be willing to find the deep capacity to love me,” Jada said.
When he asked how he was doing, though, Jada assured him that he was doing great and the two finished the conversation with a high-five.
“You gotta go through some shit to get the answers,” Jada said.