Willow Smith has joined the conversation about her mom’s relationship with R’n’B singer August Alsina. Speaking in an episode of the Red Table Talk in which she joined her mum and grandmother, Willow Smith said she was proud of her mom for being so honest about the whole matter.
During the July episode of the show, Will Smith and Pinkett Smith had come together to discuss their marital woes. In that episode, she admitted to being in an ‘entanglement’ with Alsina four years ago when the couple took a break in their relationship to assess what they really wanted from each other.
Praising her mom for being quite so honest about the relationship, which created quite a stir on social media, 19-year-old Willow said her mom’s actions were borne out of a place of love – real love.
Reacting to Willow’s kind words and support, 49-year-old Pinkett described the whole scenario as a breakdown of every mask she was putting on. She described her admittance of a relationship with the 28-year-old August Alsina as the expression of all her flaws and feelings in a no-holds-barred manner.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have been in a tumultuous relationship since their marriage in 1997. The troubled marriage produced two kids – Jaden, 21, and Willow – but the trouble came to a head and the couple separated four years ago.
In the July show, Will Smith admitted to a struggling relationship with his wife when he said he was done with her. And that they were separated for a brief period in order to figure out where the relationship was headed.
The entire media buzz about the Will and Pinkett marital woes and her brief romance with August Alsina became public knowledge after the singer granted an interview with The Vulture claiming he had a romantic relationship with the actress in the past with the blessing of her actor husband.
Jada Pinkett had initially denied this relationship but was forced to admit to it after the interview the Alsina made surfaced. Speaking on the Red Table Talk show, she said she was going through a difficult time in her life that came with “a lot of pain.”
August Alsina said he was forced to reveal his romantic relationship with Jada Pinkett when his personal life seeped into his business and started affecting his business relationship with others. By this, August was talking about the perception of people who thought it absolutely rude and disrespectful, his relationship with Pinkett while she was still married to Will Smith.
Dismissing such a notion, Jada Pinkett said August was not a homewrecker and that he ceased all communications with her when herself and Will Smith starting communicating again with the hopes of coming back together.