In a blockbuster “Red Table Talk” episode released today (July 10, 2020), show host Jada Pinkett Smith appeared with her husband of 25 years, Will Smith, and admitted to “an entanglement” with r&b singer August Alsina about four years ago.
Alsina first entered the couple’s lives because he was struggling with his health. He moved in with the family who committed to providing him with the resources he needed to heal. During the time Alsina was living with them, Pinkett Smith and Smith separated and not long after her relationship with Alsina grew intimate.
“We decided we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy,” explained Will.
As to why she fell into a relationship with August, Jada said, “I just wanted to feel good. It had been so long since I felt good. And it was really a joy to help heal somebody. I think that has a lot to do with my codependency.”
Jada admitted that August is no longer speaking to her.
Check out the full episode below.