Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out on her relationship with August Alsina: ‘I was very broken’
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Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about her relationship with rapper August Alsina in the latest episode of her online series Red Table Talk.
The 48 year old actress and her husband Will Smith, 51, sat at the red table to discuss the reports of a relationship between Jada and rapper August, 27, after he revealed their romance last week.
In the clip, Jada insisted the “entanglement“ with the American rapper happened while she and Will were separated and clarified that her husband did not give his blessing.
Jada explained: “I don’t like how all of this came to be. That doesn’t matter it's all love, honestly.”
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She explained that she “started a friendship” with August around four a half years ago.
The actress said: “We actually became really, really good friends and it all started with him just needing some help.”
Will then added: “For me, that was the thing, when Aug first came around he was really sick.”
The couple said they “found different resources” to “help pull him through”.
Jada then explained how her relationship with August blossomed after her marriage to Will fell apart. She insisted: “We were over.” Will then asked his wife: “What did you do Jada?”
To which she explained: “From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August.
“One thing I wanna get clear about and clean up – one thing that was swirling in the press – was about you giving permission.
“The only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself.”
Will then pushed Jada to clarify what she meant by “entanglement” as he said: “I think you need to say clearly what happened. You and I decided you was gonna take our space and what happened?”
Jada then repeated: “I got into an entanglement with August, that’s what I said.”
The Pursuit Of Happiness actor then asked: “An entanglement? A relationship.”
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His wife Jada then replied: “Yes, it was a relationship. I was in a a lot of pain. I was very broken. In the process of that relationship I definitely realised that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.”
Jada then explained her and Will’s time apart made them “realise” that breaking up “wasn’t possible” and she and the I Am Legend reconciled.
Will and Jada’s explosive video comes after the romance was revealed by August in a video interview last week, which Jada originally denied.
In a sit down interview posted online, August claimed: “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it — so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”
Jada and Will have been married since 1997 and share two children together Jaden, 22, and Willow, 19.
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