And on Friday, July 10, the actress and her husband confirmed the rumors on Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook talk show, “Red Table Talk.”
“I got into an entanglement with August,” Pinkett-Smith said before confirming the relationship happened in 2015 when she and Smith were on a break from their marriage.
“I was done with your ass. I was done with you,” Smith reflected.
And while not many married couples would feel comfortable revealing their struggles, according to a source, the two have no regrets.
“They are a very vulnerable and open pair, and they felt this was the best move for them,” an insider told Us Weekly. “This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous — it’s a normal situation — break up, get back together.”
“It’s really frustrating to the whole family that their personal life is blasted out into the open, but they’re used to it,” the source added.
Charlamagne Tha God recently gave his two cents on Pinkett-Smith’s affair with Alsina calling the past relationship “toxic.”
“Jada Pinkett Smith was dead-ass wrong,” he said. “That young man [August] came to her broken, in need of healing and her response is, ‘I wanted to feel good… I hadn’t felt good in a long time?’ So ya slept with him? Never mind how this young man is feeling, you just gotta get yours? That is the epitome of toxic behavior.”
On Pinkett-Smith’s show, she revealed her relationship with Alsina started after she tried to help him overcome certain emotional issues.
A source told Us Weekly, “But when you look at the facts, Will and Jada’s situation is something that any normal couple could go through. Couples go through things, really hard things, but when it’s true love, they reconcile and come out of it stronger.”
Pinkett-Smith and the “Bad Boys” actor often refer to each other as “life partners.” And they’re not letting the current controversy surrounding their relationship bother them.
“Jada and Will have always been open about the fact that they have a true partnership and are united in life and love forever,” the insider added.
“They didn’t want to let this ordeal drag on any further and they decided to go on Red Table Talk to address it once and for all before it got messier and dragged on into a bigger story with more white lies.”
The couple married in 1997 and share two children, Willow and Jayden. Pinkett-Smith is also the stepmother of Will’s eldest child, Trey.