Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with rapper August Alsina while married to Will Smith.
The 48-year-old sat down for a tell-all conversation on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk and revealed she developed a friendship with August around four years ago.
She said around the same time, the married couple were going through a ‘difficult time’ and they had ‘basically’ broken up.
Tell-all: Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to having an affair during her marriage during a confessional with her husband Will Smith on Red Table Talk on Friday
Jada explained she and Will met August, who was ‘really sick’ through their son Jaden, ‘And it all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.
‘The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health,’ she said. ‘We found all those different resources to help pull him through and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time.’
Will chimed in, ‘I was done with you.’
Jada explained they decided to separate for a ‘period of time’.
‘It all started with him just needing some help’: The actress explained that she and Will became friends with August, 27, through their son Jaden and wanted to help his mental state
‘As time went on, I got into a different type of entanglement with August,’ Jada explained
‘And then what did you do, Jada?’ Will asked.
‘As time went on, I got into a different type of entanglement with August,’ Jada explained.
The mother-of-two went on to say she wanted 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 myself,
The mother-of-two went on to respond to August’s claim that Will gave her ‘permission’ to have an affair, saying ‘I think he wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker because he’s not’. August is pictured here in 2014
‘It was a relationship, absolutely,’: Will asked Jada to clarify what she meant by ‘entanglement’
‘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 asked Jada to clarify what she meant by ‘entanglement’ she responded, ‘It was a relationship, absolutely.’
I was in a lot of pain, I was very broken,
‘I just wanted to feel good. It had been so long since I felt good.’