Jada Pinkett Smith opens up on relationship with August Alsina
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith got candid on “Red Table Talk” confirming that Jada had a relationship with another man when the duo was separated. The 51 year old superstar confirmed that while the two were briefly separated Jada entered a relationship with singer August Alsina.
On June 30, 2020, August Alsina claimed that he and Jada Pinkett Smith were involved in a relationship, with Will Smith’s permission. A spokesperson for Pinkett Smith denied the claims, saying they were “absolutely not true”. On July 10, during an episode of Red Table Talk featuring Will Smith, Pinkett Smith confirmed an “entanglement” with Alsina during her separation from Will, although not with Will’s permission. Jada said Alsina misconstrued it as permission because she and Will were “separated amicably”. Pinkett Smith further claimed she wanted to “heal” Alsina, but needed to find healing for herself first. She eventually got back with Will after breaking things off with Alsina and stated she has not spoken to him since.
The Smiths have long been considered an unshakable couple expressing their love and devotion for each other. Jada has been married to Will Smith since 1997, with whom she has two children: son Jaden and daughter Willow. Through their marriage, she is also stepmother to Smith’s son from his first marriage, Trey Smith.
Jada met Will Smith in 1994 on the set of Smith’s television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, when she auditioned for the role of his character’s girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes. She was considered too short and the role went to actress Nia Long. Will and Jada began dating after he separated from Sheree Fletcher. Prior to this, Will had grown an attraction to Jada, but did not act on it. Jada eventually moved from her hometown of Baltimore to California to be with him. On December 31, 1997, while Jada was three months pregnant,about 100 guests attended their wedding at The Cloisters, near her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Regarding her marriage, Jada said that they are “private people” and told one interviewer, “I will throw my career away before I let it break up our marriage. I made it clear to Will. I’d throw it away completely”. The pair produce films through their joint production company, “Overbrook Entertainment”.