Will Smith denies the startling claim made by singer August Alsina that he gave his blessing to have a long love affair with his actress wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
According to The Sun, Will’s representative denied the claim and labeled it as ‘wrong’. Also, Jada’s spokesperson claimed it to be ‘absolutely not true’.
August Alsina told The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee that he was in love with Jada, 48, and said:
“I sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… he gave me his blessing.”
According to Page Six, Jada’s son, Jaden, introduced her to August in 2015.
August also said that they both came very close and went on a holiday together with their families in Hawaii a year later. Also, they attended the 2017 BET Awards together.
August Alsina explains his relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith
August Alsina said, “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her.”
“I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it, so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”
“And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like, and some people never get that in this lifetime.”
“I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but, once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.”
Though August claims that the relationship lasted for years but we still don’t know since when.
Jada Pinkett Smith has been married to Will Smith since 1997. They have a son, Jaden, and a daughter, Willow, together. Will has another son, Trey Smith, from his marriage with Sheree Zampino.
Jada’s reaction to the ‘divorce’ rumor
Previously, the rumors were that Jada and Will are in an open relationship and are likely to be divorced. To this Jada said a sharp no.
She said, “I’m just, like, keep [the divorce rumors] coming. Here’s the thing about Will and I – [we] are family. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.
“We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.
“All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner, and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”
Jada also denied their marriage was open
She posted on her Facebook saying,
“The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist…
“Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
Will told BET in 2018 that they don’t say that they’re married. Instead, they say that they are life partners.
Spontaneity is the key to Jada and Will’s relationship.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Jada said, “Keep it spontaneous. I surprise him. He’s a thinker. He’s always thinking. I just, I always surprise him…”
“During the day I might send a sexy picture of some sort …If he’s on set with me, we might take a break.”
She also offered advice in a Redbook interview that it was important to move things outside of the bedroom.
“Be sneaky…your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom. A bedroom. Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex,” she said.
“Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Pull over on the side of the road…Just switch it up.”
Towards the end, Jada said, “Will and I really wanted to dissolve the myths that surround partnerships that are in the public eye, as if they’re easy.”
“Those partnerships are going through the exact kind of difficulties everyone else is going through. We got a lot of positive responses from people in our industry… I think it gave people the opportunity to sit down with their partner.”