Jada Pinkett-Smith Admits To Relationship With Singer August Alsina While Separated From Will Smith

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After initially denying it, Jada Pinkett-Smith has admitted to being in a romantic relationship with singer August Alsina.

Last week, during an interview with Angela Yee, Alsina revealed that he had been once romantically involved with Jada and that Will Smith gave him his blessing.

“I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … He gave me his blessing,” he said. “And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody … Some people never get that in this lifetime.”

On Friday, Jada and Will went on her Red Table talk show to discuss the matter and she admitted being in a relationship with Alsina while briefly separated from her husband. Jada did shoot down the claim that Will gave them permission to see each other.

Via People

Four and a half years ago… I started a friendship with August and we actually became really, really good friends,” she continued. “And it all started with him just needing some help, me wanting to help his health, his mental state.”

“We found all those different resources to help pull him through and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time.”

Smith replied, “I was done with you.”

“We broke up,” she said, clarifying. “We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time.”

“And then what did you do, Jada?” Smith asked.

“From there as time went on I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. One thing I want to clean up… about you giving ‘permission’ which is… the only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself,” she said.

Will and Jada ended their discussion on a light note when they proclaimed they were going to “ride together, die together, bad marriage for life.”

Of course, the Internet couldn’t help but react to Jada’s admission.