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.
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