The American actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 23 years, and have two kids – Jaden and Willow. This past week, the couple decided to have a candid and very public discussion about the state of their marriage and their love life on “Red Table Talk”, which is the name of Jada’s very own web series. This 12-minute conversation was watched by more than 15 million viewers in the first 24 hours of the release of the video. At one time, a conversation like this would be considered an extremely intimate and private affair. However, the Smiths have shown the world how things are rapidly changing.
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More about Will Smith:
Will Smith is universally known and adored as one of the finest actors of this generation. He started out his career as a rapper called “The Fresh Prince”. He shot into widespread fame and critical recognition when he starred as the titular character of the NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. After his successful stint in television, Smith also starred in a number of blockbusters and critically applauded films, such as the Men In Black series, Hancock, and The Pursuit of Happyness. For the last one, Smith also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He and Jada Pinkett Smith got married in 1997.
More about Jada Smith:
Jada Pinkett Smith is a well-known American actress who shot to fame with a role in a film called “The Nutty Professor”, where she was cast opposite comedy legend, Eddie Murphy. She then went on to star in a number of commercially successful films, such as the Madagascar film series, The Matrix trilogy, Collateral, Angel Has Fallen, etc. She also starred in widely successful television series such as Gotham and Hawthorne. She is also a musician and she is one of the founding members of Wicked Wisdom, which is a pretty well-known heavy metal band. She also has a film production company with her husband.
What Happened On The Red Table Episode?
On the recent Red Table Episode, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith had a very candid discussion about their relationship and their marriage. Recently, there had been a flurry of rumors about Jada having an affair with the musician August Alsina. The husband and wife both sat and had a very candid and honest discussion about the split in their marriage, during which Jada had an “entanglement” with August Alsina. Many commentators and social media outlets were flooded after Jada chose to define her transgression with Alsina as an “entanglement”. After a lot of hullabaloos, the couple clarified that this rift in their relationship occurred 4 years ago and that they had overcome their differences properly since that time.
A Healthy and Open Decision:
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s decision to talk about their relationship in a candid and honest manner was a very smart decision because it also gave the couple a chance to address the numerous rumors that were flying all over social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The entire Smith family felt really frustrated when paparazzi and tabloid media outlets started talking about their personal business in the open, so Will and Jada decided to talk about it publicly in a very healthy manner.
Many insiders have talked to newspapers and media outlets and said that they have worked their way through this difficult time, and now have a healthier and stronger relationship than they did before. The couple also shared how they shielded their kids from their problems.
A Good Decision Financially Too:
Airing the Red Table Talk episode wasn’t just a good thing for the mental health of the Smiths, but it was also a very good financial decision as well. The clip was watched more than 15 million times over the next 24 hours, which only means that the Smiths could earn a hefty amount of money in the form of ad revenue and affiliate links. This episode of Red Table Talk also broke the Facebook record for the most-watched Facebook Watch episode, overtaking another episode of the same show where Jada Pinkett Smith had a conversation with Jordyn Woods. So, all in all, Will and Jada managed to set their relationship’s record straight and also managed to earn a pretty decent sum of money.
What Actually Happened During the Rift:
Jada Pinkett Smith met the musician August Alsina in 2015 when she went to London to support her children Jaden and Willow, who were participating in the Wireless Festival in London. At the time, Jada and Will Smith were both going through a troubled and rocky patch in their marriage. In fact, things were so bad that they both decided to separate for the time being. It was during this time that Jada had an affair or an “entanglement” with August Alsina. Jada claimed on her Red Table Talk episode that this transgression with Alsina and its aftermath actually strengthened her marriage with Will.
Who Is August Alsina?
August Alsina is an American musician and rapper from New Orleans who specializes in making hip hop and R&B music. Alsina has told his fans that he suffers from a rare autoimmune disease which makes his immune system attack his liver. Recently, he told his fans that he has some nerve damage, which has apparently led to an acute loss of mobility for the singer. On June 30, 2020, Alsina claimed that Jada’s husband Will Smith permitted him to get into a romantic relationship with his wife. In the aftermath of this incendiary comment, Will and Jada decided to come clean about this chapter in their lives by talking about it live on Red Table Talk.
This issue further proves the obsession of many people with the personal lives and relationships of celebrities, especially well-known personalities like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The couple has since remarked that it was a very personal matter for them, which they were forced to go public with to dispel any false and defamatory rumors.