Margot Robbie trends as Internet thinks she dated Will Smith after Jada confesses affair with August Alsina
On Friday, July 10, Margot Robbie was trending on Twitter. But it wasn’t for anything good. It all started with Friday’s episode of ‘Red Table Talk’, the web talk show starring Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch. It featured Jada and husband Will Smith having a heart-to-heart about their complicated marriage.
In the episode, Jada admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Will were separated after public speculation on this raged online in the last couple of weeks. Jada revealed that she started a close friendship with Alsina about four and a half years ago, and said her family was trying to help him because he was “really sick”. "It all started with him just needing some help. Me wanting to help his health, his mental state," Jada said about Alsina, who has been open about battling an auto-immune disease. Soon, however, she said that it became a “different kind of entanglement” at a time when she and Will thought their marriage was over.
“An entanglement? A relationship,” Will said, to which Jada replied, “Yes, it was a relationship. Absolutely. I was in a lot of pain. I was very broken… Now, in the process of that relationship, I definitely realize that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself... I would definitely say we did everything that we could to get away from each other, only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”
Speculation about the affair sparked after Alsina said in an interview that Will had allegedly given his “blessing” to the affair. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” Jada said, adding, “I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably. And I think he also wanted to make it clear that he is not a homewrecker because he’s not.”
Near the end of the conversation, they said together: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life,” paraphrasing the iconic catchphrase in Smith’s ‘Bad Boys’ films franchise. But nowhere in the conversation was Margot Robbie. So why was she trending on Twitter linked with Will? Well, Robbie and Will have worked on films like 2015’s ‘Focus’ and 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’. And some time back, there were rumors of them having an affair.
In 2013, Star Magazine reported that Will had been seen being flirtatious with Robbie at a party on the set of their film ‘Focus’. Margot was reportedly seen flashing her underwear in a photo booth with her co-star before she piggy-backed on Will back to a trailer.
“He wasn’t acting like a married man,” an insider told Star magazine at the time. “He gave no signs that he was in a committed relationship… what kind of married man would go into a photo booth with a sexy 23-year-old and start to undress?” Robbie, however, denied the reports, tweeting at the time: “Been working non-stop, just catching my breath. There’s absolutely no truth to the ridiculous rumor in Star mag… It’s disappointing that goofing around on set could be taken so out of context.”
In 2015, Jada reportedly told Will not to embarrass her and get in shape when she found out he and Robbie would be working together again. “When Margot got hired for the gig… [Jada] saw that Margot was young and hot and in shape, and she said, ‘Boy don’t embarrass me. Get in shape now,'” Will told E! News in 2015, with a laugh. “She was like, ‘Do not let that girl smash you onscreen'.”
But on Twitter, people had seemingly decided that Will and Robbie did have an affair. It was to do with one line on the show where Will said he was going to get back at Jada, where the latter laughed it off saying that he had gotten back at her.
Some Twitter users, however, wanted to maintain dignity. A user wrote, “Leave Margot Robbie out of this Will and Jada mess please.” Another asked, “Anyone wanna tell me why Margot Robbie is being brought into this? RTT was between Will and Jada, talking about Jada's relationship with August...”
Will and Jada have been married since 1997 and have two children, Jaden and Willow.