Jada Pinkett-Smith can count her recent, and very honest, conversation with husband Will Smith as a pro when it comes to views for her “Red Table Talk” show. The 48-year-old host and wife to “Men In Black” actor’s July reveal that she had an affair with singer-songwriter August Alsina has now broken records for the most views in 24 hours for a Facebook Watch original episode.
Numbers, per Entertainment Weekly, aren’t yet official, but with over 15 million views logged in under a day, the bombshell episode shatters the previous record of 7.6 million – Jordyn Woods gets to call that one. More below.
Scroll for a better break-down of the figures. Will Smith, now a full-blown social media meme on account of what’s largely perceived to be an awkward reaction as he probed his wife over her “entanglement” with August, had said that his marriage became so difficult, he didn’t think he or Jada would ever be on speaking terms again.
“I was done with your a**, but marriages have that, though,” he said while laughing. “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out a way to make yourself happy and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy.” More below.
Jada, who has been married to Will since 1997 and shares children Willow and Jaden with him, admitted to the relationship while her marriage was in a separation stage. “We were over,” she said, adding: “From there, as time went on, I got into a different type of entanglement with August.”
Of course, Will is now famous for pressing his wife on what that “entanglement” meant. Rapper August had stated that Will had given his blessing, leading to speculation that the couple had an open marriage. Skip the jump for more.
The 12-minute episode that’s still racking up views has now broken the previous viewing record held by 22-year-old model and former best friend to Kylie Jenner, Jordyn Woods. The SECNDTURE founder’s February 2019 appearance on “Red Table Talk” saw her confess to “kissing” Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend and baby daddy Tristan Thompson. Jordyn’s admission logged 7.6 million views in 24 hours. Jada’s series was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award that year, being the first Facebook original program to reach the milestone.
Scroll for whether or not she Jada did get permission.
The candid interview saw Jada admit that she and August had first started out as friends, then developing a romantic bond after she and Will made the decision to separate. Jada admitted that August made her feel good because she felt needed by the rapper.
As to permission, the star addressed the issue. “The only person who could give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. Jada also added that August is “not a homewrecker” and that she could “see” how he would perceive it “as permission.” Jada added that she hasn’t spoken to August in years. Of course, Twitter still isn’t done.