Will Smith and Jada source: ‘This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous’

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Late on Friday, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith released their very special Red Table Talk episode where they discussed Jada’s relationship with a young musician named August Alsina. August released a song in 2019 thought to be about Jada, and their relationship was hiding in plain sight – he posted photos of her on his social media and he posed with her at the 2016 BET Awards. He first met her through her son, Jaden, in 2015 and while it’s unknown how long they were together, when August revealed their relationship a couple of weeks ago he said he was with Jada for “years” and that he loved her deeply. On RTT Jada characterized the relationship like a fling that made her feel good, she called it an “entanglement” and she focused more on her feelings, and relationship with Will. They said they were split up at the time, that it wasn’t because of August, and that Will thought they wouldn’t speak again. It felt like they were glossing over everything August said, which was that Jada broke his heart. Now US Magazine has some insider quotes about Will and Jada’s decision to come to the red table about it. Some of the quotes are dumb, particularly the line I put in the title:

No regrets. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are content after speaking their truth and discussing their past breakup in public after August Alsina‘s affair claims, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“They are a very vulnerable and open pair, and they felt this was the best move for their family,” the insider explains. “This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous — it’s a normal situation — break up, get back together.”

“It’s really frustrating to the whole family that their personal life is blasted out into the open, but they’re used to it,” the source tells Us. “But when you look at the facts, Will and Jada’s situation is something that any normal couple could go through. Couples go through things, really hard things, but when it’s true love, they reconcile and come out of it stronger.”

[From US Weekly]

This is some publicist-issued nonsense. Also of course it would not be a story if they weren’t famous, why are they even mentioning that? Yes it’s “normal” for couples to have problems, but Jada has made a cottage industry out of airing her dirty laundry and Will is in on it too. There’s still a whole closetful they haven’t shown us. They don’t owe us anything, but it’s like they want the illusion of transparency without the vulnerability or work required. It’s all about them and their egos. August was so much more believable and open and I hope he’s able to find a relationship with someone who is emotionally available for him.




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  1. Anonymous says:

    The whole thing with Keke Palmer has made me think August may not be absolute angel he’s been depicted as, but I do still think he was used and discarded by a much more powerful, older individual (who was his friend’s MOM!)

    • Also Ali says:

      +1 – his light and love was nowhere to be seen in his response to Keke.

      None of it seems healthy from here but I’m putting it on the 40 year olds to know better.

  2. Bryn says:

    Lol of course no one would care if they were just ordinary citizens. I don’t think anybody really cares anyway

    • MargaritasForBreakfast says:

      Thank you. Jada got caught behaving in a sleazy indiscreet manner. I don’t want to hear any excuses or rationalizations. Keep your business to yourselves please Will and Jada! We really don’t want to know!

  3. Emily says:

    If you don’t want to talk about your personal life, then why did you start a show to talk about your personal life? No one would even know at her RTT if they weren’t famous.

  4. ccsays says:

    If it was Will having an affair with a decades younger women with mental health issues that he wanted to ‘help’ then ended up sleeping with and throwing under the bus to protect his reputation, it would be called for what it is; an abuse of power and trust. She’s gross and making it all about herself makes it even grosser.

  5. Ariel says:

    Self important jackasses.
    And I was appalled at how she reframed the relationship to totally discount him, his age, and his vulnerability.

  6. Kiera says:

    Yeah the public wouldn’t care but trust me their friends/acquaintances would. I remember when I was a kid and another kid at my schools parents got divorced it was huge. Because the mom was seen publicly at Aspen with her ski instructor/bf and didn’t hide it in front of people. Mind you the husband had a mistress or two but we all knew they had an agreement to be discreet. He divorced her and had proof of an affair and she didnt have proof of his and she lost millions. Trust me it was huge. Doesn’t matter any story like this will have interest, just depends on the scale.

  7. Noki says:

    I thought the only possible reason that they chose to do the RTT was to address what Jada was truly getting heat for ,which was seemingly taking advantage of some starry eyed troubled youngster seeking their guidance and help with recovery, they didnt even mention that part,so they could have just ignored the uproar like they have been for the last 20 years.

  8. Rosa says:

    Pet hate: “speaking their truth.” Urgh

  9. Eleonor says:

    I don’t know what it is, but they really rub me the wrong way, and probably I am old but having a talkshow where you share your dirty laundry with the public, or you discuss about sex toys with your daughter, it’s something a Kardashian would do.

  10. jaylee says:

    Will worked with Margot Robbie in 2014 on the film Focus & in 2015 on the film Suicide Squad. It is rumored that they had an affair during that period. Jada “just wanting to feel good again” & hit back at her cheating spouse has an affair with August. Her extramarital relationship lasts a few years. Will travels around & dates other women during this period. I feel like Jada once alluded to her feelings about Robbie in 2018 on RTT when she explained how white women with blonde hair trigger her & Will declined to work on the Suicide Squad sequel. I’m connecting all the dots!! Lol

    • Eleonor says:

      Always blame the other woman, and not your husband. Eyeroll.

      • jaylee says:

        I’m just internet sleuthing in an effort to procrastinate paying my taxes not playing the blame game.

    • Kayleigh says:

      @Jaylee I think Eleonor was referring to Jada blaming the other woman and not her husband.
      Isn’t it sad that she just wanted to get revenge on her husband so she used a young man? She is a grown woman and that’s how she acts? She has a career with her face in the spot light, and she wants to be spiteful? Weird. I would have just called out my husband and made THAT an episode, not stoop to his level. But blaming the other woman is just low. Blame the guy who promised themselves to you and your family.

      • Eleonor says:

        Pretty much this.

      • Deedee says:

        I don’t think Jaylee was putting blame particularly on either Robbie or Smith. I think the point was, because of an assumed affair between Robbie and her husband, Jada was not in a good place emotionally and looked outside her marriage for confirmation.

  11. Layday says:

    At the end of the day, I think she is an incredibly selfish woman who got exposed for being sloppy, not realizing she was dismantling that aura of self-righteous enlightenment she been peddling and now they have to play clean-up. Do I think Will is any less selfish, of course not. They both got to play a part to save the brand, plus does she strike you as someone who would go down by herself when she knows where the bodies are buried? Anybody whether the local neighborhood know-it-all or the president gets scrutiny when the cracks in they seemingly perfect foundation gets exposed, why would this be any different? I’ve learned to be weary of people who would rather deflect than be accountable for their actions and this, including that interview, still reek of that. Yes it’s none of our business, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too thinking you can filter what you put out there for consumption.

    • Kayleigh says:

      @layday Well our, I agree with all of this, especially the part on people who deflect responsibility, I call that emotionally immature. She knew what she was doing, but she didn’t want to dent that image of, like you said, “aura of self-righteousness”

  12. cisne says:

    you said it all girl!!! yupyup!!!

  13. Liz version 700 says:

    Both of them are so exhausting. Jada believes her own PR. I get now why their kids sounded like space cadets half the time…they are being fed a steady diet of this mess

  14. Case says:

    “Yes it’s “normal” for couples to have problems, but Jada has made a cottage industry out of airing her dirty laundry and Will is in on it too.”

    YUP. And it’s a freaking given that this wouldn’t be a story if they weren’t famous. LOL. Obviously.

  15. Boo says:

    These two are so cringey and they have been for at least a decade. They overestimate how much people care about their lives.

  16. Jules says:

    These two egotistical assholes seem perfect for each other.

  17. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Normal problems? Throughout my years as a mom and friend, I’ve never known one of them to start up relationships with their children’s friends, a husband who encouraged it and then act like the entire predicament was just part of life. And as a mom of three boys, I’m not sure I could adequately describe how I’d feel if the boy in question was my son.

  18. bobafelty says:

    Any couple that gets this messy will be talked about, that’s just human nature.

    If any couple made it public that they 1) have on open relationship, 2) hooked up with others for years (while still technically married), and 3) the past hookups are mad and talking about it…..everyone in town would be gossiping about it! Not online for millions to read, but at the grocery store, local bbq, etc.

  19. yinyang says:

    I remember a few years back when his son was dating Kylie Jenner, tmz asked him how he would feel about Kim K. being his sister-in-law he was dismissive and rude towards the idea of her. I htink it’s a different level of demeaning when you openly express your dislike for someone infront of cameras, I never really liked him, especially since he poses as such a nice guy, he seems fake and he’s overly pushy with his kids in hollywood. I think he wants to be the black tom hanks of hollywood, but I just can’t warm to the idea, he’s too phoney and no matter how good of an actor you are, a phony person will always be revealed.

  20. CherryL says:

    Starting a relationship with a 20-year old that’s mentally not stable would also be a big thing if they weren’t famous. It’s predatory behavior.

  21. Well-Wisher says:

    They have a problem in their marriage which required counseling. The other situation is in terms of sin, that should be dealt through religion. If they were regular people no one would care.