The Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and August Alsina Relationship let’s look

The Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and August Alsina Relationship let’s look

The term “entanglement” became closely associated with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith after their widely-publicized July 2020 “Red Table Talk” episode.

During this candid conversation, Pinkett Smith disclosed that she had been involved with the singer August Alsina, who is now 31 years old. This relationship occurred during a period when she and Will Smith were separated.

In a recent interview with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, which was broadcast on October 13, Pinkett Smith offered more insight into this “entanglement” and emphasized that it was not an affair.

She shared that Will Smith, her husband since 1997, had always been aware of her relationship with Alsina. Furthermore, she revealed that she and Will have been separated since 2016, which was another significant revelation from their discussion.

August Alsina ‘entanglement’

August Alsina revealed in a YouTube interview with Angela Lee in June 2020 that he and Jada Pinkett Smith had been romantically involved. Their initial connection came about through Jaden Smith, the son of Jada and Will Smith, in 2015.

Alsina mentioned that, before pursuing a friendship with Jada Pinkett Smith, he had a conversation with Will Smith, during which Smith “gave me his blessing.” This indicated that there was some level of mutual understanding and consent within the Smith family regarding Alsina’s relationship with Jada.

Alsina about Jada Pinkett Smith

August Alsina spoke about his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith with deep affection, expressing:

“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 OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”

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He went on to discuss their breakup, albeit without delving into specifics. Alsina shared that he had “never been in love in that kind of way,” and the intensity of their relationship left a profound impact on him:

“So much so that being intertwined in that way — walking away from it butchered me. I’m shakin’ right now because it almost killed me. Not almost; It did. It pushed me into being another person, my newer self. It broke me down.”

These heartfelt reflections provide insight into the depth of emotion and personal transformation Alsina experienced during his romantic involvement with Jada Pinkett Smith.

Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Red Table Talk’ in 2020

In a July 10, 2020 episode of “Red Table Talk,” Jada Pinkett Smith addressed August Alsina’s comments, with Will Smith present during the discussion. She clarified that her relationship with Alsina had taken place several years earlier, explaining:

“About four and a half years ago… I started a friendship with August. We actually became really, really good friends. It all started with him just needing some help, you know? Me wanting to help his health, his mental state.”

During this time, Pinkett Smith revealed that she and Smith were going through a challenging period in their marriage. Will Smith humorously chimed in, saying, “I was done with your ass.” To which Jada responded, “Yeah, you kicked me to the curb. We broke up.”

The couple explained that they separated to work on their individual happiness. It was at this point in the conversation that Jada Pinkett Smith used the term “entanglement” to describe her relationship with Alsina, but Will clarified it as a “relationship.”

Jada disclosed that she sought a relationship with Alsina because she “wanted to feel good” and hadn’t experienced that in a long time. She also made it clear that Will Smith didn’t grant “permission” to Alsina to pursue a relationship with her, emphasizing that the only person who could do so was herself.

Jada reflected on the need to address her “emotional immaturity” and the necessity for “deep healing” before ending things with Alsina, who had completely cut off communication with her. Will Smith added that he had been aware of all of this for years.

Ultimately, Jada Pinkett Smith shared that she and Will Smith had reached a place of “unconditional love.” However, Smith admitted that he wasn’t certain they would get there. He expressed, “I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again. Like the fact that I’m speaking to you again is a miracle… there’s just certain things that you have to go through in a marriage. I wish it could be all magic and miracles.”

Toward the end of their candid conversation, the couple shared a united sentiment, saying, “We ride together, we die together—bad marriage for life.” This statement underscores their commitment to navigating the complexities of their marriage together.

Will Smith responded to people

Following the “Red Table Talk” episode, viewers began sharing screenshots of Will Smith appearing tired during his conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith. This image soon became the source of a widespread “Sad Meme” phenomenon, with people using it to create humorous and relatable content.

In addition to the meme culture, the term “entanglement” gained notoriety, much like when Gwyneth Paltrow coined the phrase “conscious uncoupling” when she and Chris Martin announced their separation. “Entanglement” became a running joke in popular culture and on social media platforms.

Will Smith also joined in on the light-hearted banter surrounding “entanglement.” When he posted a video of himself jumping rope, someone playfully commented, “Ok, don’t get entangled.” In response, Smith joined in on the humor, saying, “Hahaha… Okay… I can admit it. That’s funny! I’m definitely gonna block you. But the joke was very funny!” This demonstrated his good-natured approach to the situation and his willingness to engage with the humor surrounding the term.

In an October 2020 YouTube video, Will Smith offered a clarification about why he appeared to be crying during the “Red Table Talk” episode:

“I’m not sad a lot,” Smith explained. “I think because I drink so much coffee, I get dehydrated, and it makes my eyes water. People think I’m crying all the time.”

Jada Pinkett Smith chimed in, emphasizing, “He doesn’t cry. He wasn’t crying.” Will Smith added that the filming had taken place late at night, stating, “We were shooting at midnight because we were trying to rush and go to the airport in the morning. I said reshoot it, but it played out. Everyone is like ‘Poor Will.’ … They love themselves some Will.”

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This clarification shed light on the misconception that he had been crying during the “Red Table Talk” episode and offered a more practical explanation for his appearance.

Jada Pinkett Smith about her entanglement to Hoda

In Jada Pinkett Smith’s October 13 NBC News primetime special with Hoda Kotb, she provided additional insight into the “entanglement” story:

Pinkett Smith reaffirmed that Will Smith had always been aware of her relationship with August Alsina. She revealed that, in fact, she and her husband have been separated since 2016, but they had chosen not to share this information with the public.

When asked why they kept their separation private, Pinkett Smith explained that they weren’t ready to discuss it openly at the time. They were still in the process of figuring out how to navigate their partnership and how to present their situation to the world. She mentioned, “In regards to, how do we present that to people? We hadn’t figured that out.”

Pinkett Smith acknowledged that various factors contributed to the challenges in her marriage, causing it to crumble. However, despite being separated, she emphasized that she and Will Smith were not interested in getting a divorce. She stated, “I made a promise that there will never be a reason for us to get a divorce. We will work through … whatever. I just haven’t been able to break that promise.”

This revelation underscores their commitment to working through their issues and preserving their marriage, even in the face of separation and difficulties.

 

 

 

Source: Today