The ‘Red Table Talk’ co-host revealed earlier this year that she had a romantic ‘tangle’ with August Alsina
Will Smith has opened up about his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith after it was revealed earlier this year that he was having a romantic “tangle” with another man.
In July, Jada appeared with her husband on their Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” where she directly addressed rumors about an extramarital affair. Jada admitted that about four and a half years ago, she and Will had parted ways with the intention of getting a divorce, and that she had a “relationship” with August Alsina during the separation.
talking to GQ, Will discusses some of the revelations to come in his upcoming memoir “Will.” Interviewer Wesley Lowery read an advanced copy of the book, noting that the “Men in Black” actor doesn’t go into much detail about the situation since much of it was made public in July.
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Of his wife of 23 years, Will says, “Jada never believed in traditional marriage … Jada had family members who had an unconventional relationship.” “So that’s how I grew up. There were important endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What’s the right way to interact as a couple? And for the bulk of our relationship, monogamy. She was the one we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
He continued: “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everyone has to find their own way. And marriage cannot be a prison for us. And I don’t suggest my road to anyone.” Would give. I don’t. Suggest this path to anyone. But the feeling that we have given each other the freedom and unconditional support we give is the highest definition of love.”
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Smith stated that he grappled with whether or not to chronicle the revelation of Jada’s time with Alsina in his book, but ultimately decided against it because he believed it was not a story he wanted to tell. Could have told well from my point of view. He also argued that it would only do more harm than good in terms of public perception of the events.
“The public has a narrative that is impenetrable,” Smith said. “Once the public decides on something, it is impossible to remove the pictures and the ideas and the notions.”
He explained that his episode of “Red Table Talk” had already been misinterpreted, namely, that Alsina’s revelations were the impetus for the discussion, that many viewers went on to think that only sexual relations outside of marriage had occurred. Jada was involved. Will reveals that was not the case.
However, Lowery explained that, after speaking to Jada, Will declined to elaborate further on the matter.