Twitter Was Entangled In Everything Petty Following Will And Jada’s Fascinating ‘Red Table Talk’
The famous couple sat down to hash out everything Black Twitter has been chewing on for weeks.
July 10, 2020 at 7:26 pm
After weeks of anticipation, Jada Pinkett Smith finally brought herself to her Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk to hash out the recent controversy over her relationship with singer August Alsina.
The spellbinding interview took over the internet on Friday, giving everyone a much-needed respite from the daily stream of depressing headlines.
Fans have been waiting for the episode since Alsina confirmed longstanding rumors that the two had been romantically involved. About two weeks ago he spoke openly to Angela Yee about their relationship.
On Friday, Pinkett Smith appeared on her infamous talk show with her husband Will Smith and spoke about their marital challenges, which eventually led to her relationship with Alsina.
Smith took time to explain that about four years ago the couple separated and he had kicked Pinkett Smith "to the curb" for reasons he did not explain.
During their time apart, Pinkett Smith and Alsina began a friendship that initially started with the actress wanting to help him with his health in 2015.
As Blavity previously reported, the singer, who appeared on Red Table Talk in 2018, has been battling a liver illness that has weakened his immune system.
"The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health. We found all those different resources to help pull him through, and from there you and I were going through a very difficult time," the Gotham actress said.
Pinkett Smith said that in the midst of their friendship, the two got into "an entanglement.” She mentioned that despite what Alsina told Yee, Smith never gave anyone "permission."
"From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. I got into an entanglement with August. A relationship, it was a relationship, absolutely. I was in a lot of pain, I was broken and in the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can't find happiness outside of yourself. And luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner," she said after Smith pressed her on her use of the word "entanglement."
Smith brought a number of lighthearted moments to the episode, joking at one point that he felt like the partner typically seen standing behind politicians at apology press conferences.
Once Pinkett Smith and Alsina's relationship ran its course, the actress said the two never spoke again. She later said during the interview that the strongest marriages require a deep love that has been "forged in fire."
“I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to speak to you again,“ Smith said while explaining why the couple broke up.
"Our experiences of working through it, fighting through it, talking through it and therapizing through it, I think the why now is weird," he added.
Smith joked that he was going to "get her back," and Pinkett Smith shot back with a reply that implied he already had.
"You gotta go through some s**t to get the answers. I definitely believe you and I, we never thought we would make it back. Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity, emotional insecurity and I was really able to do some really deep healing," Pinkett Smith said.
"And as I came through and started to realize certain things about you and I, he decided to break all communication with me — which was totally understandable," she continued. "And I let that be and hadn't talked to him since, so it is a little weird that all this stuff is coming out now since this was several [years ago]."
The internet, as always, provided some hilarious responses to the very honest interview and couldn't help but to notice a particular community of the Twitterverse being shouted out.