Will Smith has threatened to cheat on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith after she admitted publicly to having an affair with R&B singer, August Alsina four years ago.
The superstar couple sat down for an episode of Pinkett Smith’s hugely popular, Red Table Talk show where she confessed to being in an “entanglement” with Alsina, now 27.
Alsina recently sat down for an interview with his friend and radio talk show host, Angela Yee, where he detailed the affair.
Alsina was a friend of the family whom Pinkett Smith said she helped, particularly when he was experiencing health challenges.
Smith, who sat with his wife during the near 13-minute segment, listened intently as she confessed that the couple had separated about four years ago. Apparently, they went their separate ways and were trying to discover what made them happy.
What Caused The Affair?
The Bad Boys star, who took on the role as host, asked his wife candidly what happened.
Pinkett Smith admitted that she hooked up with Alsina because she wanted to feel good again.
“I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again. The fact that I’m speaking to you again is a miracle,” Smith said.
I applaud the Smiths for working through their issues and vowing to see their marriage through to the end, but there were some troubling things about the interview.
Firstly, Smith told his wife that he was going to get her back. When she suggested he may have been joking, he doubled down saying he was going to get her back.
I cannot understand why he would say that if, what Pinkett Smith says is true and he has gotten her back already. That suggests that he also had an affair. In fact, Pinkett Smith stopped short of saying that he got her back plenty of times.
It was a moment of immaturity on Smith’s part. If your marriage has healed and this transgression took place four years ago, why hold on to the hurt and threaten your spouse with an affair.
If you have to go out and hurt your wife to feel whole once again, then perhaps you haven’t truly healed and should continue to go your separate ways.
I applaud Pinkett Smith for being so candid. Their personal life is not our business and they certainly did not owe the public an explanation.
It takes guts to sit in the hot seat and bare your soul before a judgmental audience. But, she did.
She exhibited great strength in a difficult moment and I salute her for that.
At the end of the interview the Smiths close out with a modified version of the famous Bad Boys line, which says, “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.” The Smiths supplanted the final line with “Bad marriage for life.” I think it’s a line that will come back to haunt them.
Watch the interview for yourself by clicking here.
Let me know what you think about the Smiths’ interview down below.
This Bahamian Gyal
Great blog. I knew I wasn’t the only one who heard the venom in Will’s voice when he said what he said twice. And you’re right, it’s none of our business what goes on in their private relationship and not do they owe any of us an explanation. It’s admirable that they would put themselves out there. I wonder though, what is the root of Will’s emotions specifically towards Jada. There’s always a root, and his feelings towards the affair itself with August ain’t it, I feel there’s definitely something deeper there. However, I hope he’s not that petty to want to “get her back”, that would be grossly disappointing and the behaviour of a low vibrating individual.
Rogan Smith says
Hi Candi. Thanks so much for your comment. I, too, am happy I wasn’t the only one who caught the vitriol in what he said. Even Jada said if you want to be that petty, go ahead. I hope he doesn’t feel the need to do that. I feel like Will’s ego may at been at play. I know he is hurt, but I am sure Jada has had her share of hurt, too. I hope they both heal. I do like them as a couple and I will never root against anyone’s relationship.
Rogan Smith I applaud you for your article. So many people in our country had something awful to say about Jada and took Will’s side. I applauded Jada for being so strong to even speak about this private matter. I am not taking sides. I was uncomfortable listening to this interview but I didn’t know why. Think you answered some of the questions I had. Thanks
Rogan Smith says
Hi Azaleta. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I had to defend Jada. We have a tendency to blame women for everything. EVERYTHING. It’s quite sad. Both she and Will stepped out of the marriage, but she is the one getting blamed. Will’s transgressions haven’t surfaced yet. But, he stepped out, too. They both said they were on a break and went their separate ways. It takes tremendous strength to do what she did. If anyone thinks that was easy, they are nuts. Some people don’t want to be in The Punch. Imagine all over world news? Will isn’t perfect. No one is.
Hey Rogan great observation. I find it ironic that men can get away with cheating but fall apart when karma bites them in the butt. I resent both August Alcina and Will Smith . Will for putting her on the spot by asking her to define “entanglement “ a term I know we all understood as a put down of Alsina. In other word it wasn’t all that and barely important. I resent men like Alsina and Women who try to manipulate by acting as if they mean well while stabbing you in the back. Men and women who don’t know how to take rejection and move on . (then again he is an American millennial. They cannot deal with no and are super entitled) . He knew nothing good would come from this old romance and as enlightened as he likes to act he has revealed himself to be just another petty nigga with an oversized Fragile ego.
Rogan Smith says
Hi Nadzbee! Thanks for the comment. I am in total agreement with you. It’s been said time and time again that men cannot handle what women can handle. They do fall apart. I am disappointed that August would take a private moment and bring that to the public. If he needed to heal, he should have done so with a therapist. But, this romance is nearly five years old. What good could come from him bringing it up at this time? I think he is still bitter that Jada has moved on from him and has fixed her marriage with Will. Their marriage isn’t perfect, but NO ONE’s marriage is perfect. I am disappointed that Will sat back and made his wife look like the villain. Especially seeing that he, too, had an affair. Thanks so much for reading the blog!