The news had sounded like a bomb. In the Red Table Talk show broadcast on Facebook, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed last summer that she had had a relationship with a younger man. It was the main interested party, singer August Alsina, who revealed the news to the press. If the couple formed by Jada and Will Smith is solid today, it is also thanks to the support of their daughter.
Indeed, Willow Smith, 19, confided to be “proud” of her mother for having had the courage to tell this episode of her so intimate life. “I need to say it. I’m so proud of you. Seeing you and daddy being able to do this, I was like ‘Okay, that’s what is genuine. This is real love’,” she said with emotion in an episode of Red Table Talk, filmed discussion between Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mother Adrienne.
A relationship started in 2016
What happened in the life of Jada and Will Smith as a couple? In an episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith told the story behind her affair with August Alsina, 28. “About four and a half years ago I started a friendship with August, we became very, very good friends. And it all started because he needed help. And I wanted the help, “said the actress, referring to the autoimmune disease from which August Alsina suffers.
However at that time, there was no question of an open relationship between Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, since they had broken up. “At the same time, you and I, we went through a difficult time. […] We decided that we were going to separate for a while so that we could find what would make us each happy”, a- she clarified in front of her husband, thus denying any “permission” from the actor for her to have a relationship with the 27-year-old artist.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith and Willow Smith © Backgrid