Jada Pinkett Smith Affair: According to August Alsina, he would like to keep his personal life a secret. The rapper/movie star, Alsina, responded last month in a series of cryptic tweets after Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith spilled the beans about Jada’s “entanglement” with her during a particularly difficult time in her marriage to the rapper/movie star during a particularly rough time in their marriage.
In the meanwhile, he’s becoming more specific about why he decided to keep the relationship a secret in the first place. As stated by Alsina in an interview with People magazine, the 27-year-old actor is a “very private guy” who has never spoken publicly about his personal life since “it isn’t essential to me.”
Alsina became the legal guardian of Chaylin, 14, Amaiya, 13, and Kayden, 11, after his older brother, Melvin, was killed in a shooting in New Orleans in 2010 and their mother, Chandra, died of cancer on Christmas Day in 2018. When the rumours of his affair with Pinkett Smith, 48, began spreading, the singer felt compelled to speak out, if for no other reason than to protect his three nieces.
A worldwide sensation, it was the entanglement that everyone was talking about. When Jada Pinkett Smith appeared on The Red Table on July 10, she disclosed that she had a connection with R&B artist August Alsina when she was separated from her husband, Will Smith, at the time. Despite Will and Jada’s assurances that everything would be on the table, many questions remained unanswered when all was said and done.
What actually happened when Jada and August first met? Is it true that she and Will have been in an open relationship? What precisely is a tangle of entangled strands? As a result, we set out to chart the whole history of Will and Jada’s relationship, from their first encounter on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through their first meeting at the Red Table, as well as August’s involvement.
The magazine quoted him as saying, “I’d never really worried about what other people thought of me, but my personal life began to bleed into my professional life.” “There were certain lies spread about me, and it had a negative impact on my business connections. I could see how it could seem that I was being careless or disrespectful, and it began to have a negative impact on my livelihood, which I was never comfortable with at the time. I have three children to take care of. Kill me, despise me, stone me, but bury me as a good and honourable man. All I can do is speak the truth in all circumstances.”
When Alsina and Pinkett Smith first met in 2015, it was during a performance by her daughters Jaden and Willow in London. They became friends a year later when the singer acquired a painkiller addiction after falling off the stage during a performance. During a 2018 Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith said that he had approached her for assistance with his addiction to the opioid Percocet.
Their friendship evolved into a sexual relationship, and following their divorce, Alsina kept his feelings for Pinkett Smith a secret until he admitted to radio presenter Angela Yee in June that he “really and honestly, really genuinely loved” her. In an interview with Yee, Alsina said that she “completely surrendered myself to that connection for years of my life.” It was something I dedicated myself to, something I put my whole self to — to the point where I can die right now and be at peace with the knowledge that I really gave myself to someone else.” That remark prompted the Smiths to explore the mystery on a later Red Table Talk, which soon became popular on the internet.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett first met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, when Jada was auditioning for the role of Smith’s girlfriend. They became fast friends. She eventually misses out on the role to Nia Long because she is too small (yet another example of heightism), but she makes an impression on the audience. Smith was married to actress Sheree Zampino at the time of the interview.