Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while still technically married to her celebrity actor husband, Will Smith.
The 48-year-old made the admission when she sat down with her husband for an intimate conversation on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk, which was streamed on Friday.
According to Jada, she developed a friendship with August around four years ago as she and her husband were going through a ‘difficult time’, noting that they had ‘basically broken up’.
She said the friendship metamorphosed into a relationship, but described the situation with Alsina as “a different type of entanglement”.
‘As time went on, I got into a different type of entanglement with August,’ Jada explained.
The mother-of-two went on to respond to August’s claim that Will gave her ‘permission’ to have an affair.
‘The only person that can give permission in that circumstance is me,’ she insisted.
‘But what August was probably trying to communicate because I could see how he could see it as permission because we were separated amicably, and I think he wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker because he’s not.’
When Will pushed Jada to clarify what she meant by ‘entanglement’ she responded, ‘It was a relationship, absolutely.’
The 27-year-old August had told The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee on 30 June that he was in love with Jada and got Will’s permission to be in a relationship with her.
‘I sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… he gave me his blessing,’ he said.
See below the video of Jada and Will Smith speaking on their marriage: