Will Smith and Jada Pinkett feel going public on August Alsina affair was 'best move for their family'
'This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous — it’s a normal situation — break up, get back together,' said a source
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are apparently content after opening up about their past breakup in public after the August Alsina‘s affair claims surfaced. During the Friday, July 10 episode of Jada's Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, the pair opened up about their past split after 27-year-old Alsina claimed he had shared a years-long affair with Will's wife. Considering, the couple discussed Jada's so-called “entanglement” with the singer, stressing that it took place when they were separated.
“They are a very vulnerable and open pair, and they felt this was the best move for their family,” a source told Us Weekly. “This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous — it’s a normal situation — break up, get back together.”
The pair, who tied the knot in 1997, revealed during the conversation that Jada was in a relationship with Alsina when they took a break from their marriage in 2015. “I was done with your ass. I was done with you,” Will said during the episode, noting they thought they would never get back together. "We were gonna separate. You go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy... I really felt we could be over."
According to the insider, Will and Jada's candid conversation also focused on their journey back to each other, which they say has brought them closer. “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 told Us Weekly. “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.”
The couple has reportedly been honest about their marital troubles with their kids -- son Jaden, 22, and daughter Willow, 19 -- as well as fans for years. “Jada and Will have always been open about the fact that they have a true partnership and are united in life and love forever,” the insider added. “They didn’t want to let this ordeal drag on any further and they decided to go on Red Table Talk to address it once and for all before it got messier and dragged on into a bigger story with more white lies.”
According to the source, the family has stayed united throughout the Alsina storm and the related media coverage. “The Smiths are good, happy, and strong," they said. Another insider told Us Weekly that Will and Jada now share an “unbreakable” bond with each other.
“She has nothing to prove to anyone,” the insider told the magazine on Friday. “Her children adore and trust her, as does Will. It’s been a trying few weeks for the Smiths, but they’re unbreakable. Their bond, resilience, and ability to shake off rumors with a grain of salt can — and will — get them through anything.”
Alsina caused a storm after speaking of his affair with Jada. "I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation... He gave me his blessing," he said. "I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody... Some people never get that in this lifetime."