“It all started with Alsina being sick and needing care”: How Did Jada Pinkett Smith’s Affair With Her Son Jaden Smith’s Friend August Alsina Start?

Jada Smith was controversially involved with singer August Alsina who was a friend of her son

How Did Jada Pinkett Smith's Affair With Her Son Jaden Smith's Friend August Alsina Start?


  • Jada Smith shocked the world when she revealed that she and Will Smith were leading separate lives since 2016
  • She was romantically involved with a young singer, August Alsina
  • August Alsina is 21 years her junior and a friend of her son Jaden Smith
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Jada Pinkett Smith sent shockwaves on the internet when she disclosed that she and her spouse, Will Smith, have been leading separate lives since 2016. In a surprising interview, the actress refrained from specifying the exact cause of their parting, attributing it to a shared weariness with numerous factors, among other things, as the driving forces behind their separation.

Jada Smith
Jada Smith

As reported by the Daily Mail, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith initiated their separation in 2016, coinciding with a period when Jada was involved with a younger singer, August Alsina. Interestingly, the actress did not address any connection between her relationship with Alsina, who is 21 years her junior, and her separation from Will Smith.

Also Read: What Did August Alsina, Who Had an “Entanglement” With Jada Pinkett Smith, Have to Say on Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at Oscars?


How Jada Pinkett Smith Got Involved With August Alsina

News of Jada Pinkett Smith’s involvement with the singer came to light in 2020 when August Alsina made a shocking revelation during an interview with radio host Angela Yee on June 30. In the interview, he disclosed his romantic connection with Jada.

Alsina said (via YouTube):

“I sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage into a life partnership. He gave me his blessing. I have a ton of love for her, as much that I can die right now peacefully knowing that I truly dedicated myself to someone.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina
Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina

Following the sensational revelation, Jada shared a video on her Facebook page where she sat alongside her husband and openly admitted to her romantic involvement with the singer. This confession came as a significant turnaround, as she had previously denied any such affair.


Nonetheless, there is still uncertainty surrounding whether Pinkett Smith’s romantic involvement with Alsina played a role in her separation from her spouse, Will Smith, in 2016.

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Jada Pinkett Opened Up About Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith had been adept at keeping their separation hidden from the public eye. Their marriage, which had served as an inspiration to many fans, had appeared flawless up to this point. With this disclosure, not only is every facet of their highly visible life cast into doubt, but so too is the infamous Oscar slap incident.

Will Smith and Jada Smith at the Oscars 2022
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars 2022

In its recent issue, People magazine showcased Jada Pinkett Smith and her book as the cover story. After an 18-month silence regarding the Oscar slap incident, Smith finally broke her silence. Initially, the Girls Trip actress believed that the Focus actor and Chris Rock had orchestrated a skit, only to later realize they had not. In an interview with People, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed her perspective.

Pinkett Smith told People:

“I thought, ‘This is a skit.’ I was like, ‘There’s no way that Will hit him.’ It wasn’t until Will started to walk back to his chair that I even realized it wasn’t a skit.”

Jada Smith was questioned about the discussion she had with the Oscar-winning actor following the incident that marred one of the most significant moments in his career.


Also Read: “I was in so much pain”: Jada Pinkett Smith Confesses She Tried to Kill Herself, Says One Thing Saved Her Life


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