Jada Pinkett Smith has confirmed she did have a relationship with August Alsina while married to husband Will Smith.
Talking to her husband on her Facebook show Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith said the affair with singer-songwriter August Alsina took place during a period of separation.
The actress said the relationship happened roughly four and a half years ago
Smith described the split, saying: “We decided we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I will go figure out how to make myself happy.”
Pinkett Smith added: “From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August.”
When Will Smith pushed his wife to clarify what she meant, Pinkett Smith responded: “It was a relationship, absolutely.”
The 48-year-old actress also said she wanted “to clear up” reports that Smith, 51, had given her “permission” to stray.
The pair have been married since 1997 and have two children together: Jaden, 22; and Willow, 19. Will Smith also has another son, Trey, 27, from a previous marriage.
In a radio interview with The Breakfast Club, Alsina had confirmed that he and Pinkett Smith dated during the marriage and said it was with the full-knowledge and “blessing” of Smith – leading to speculation the couple were in an open marriage.
Pinkett Smith clarified: “The only person who can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself”.
Pinkett has also revealed that she and her family did whatever they could for August Alsina because of his mental state and health.