Representatives for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have shot down August Alsina’s claim that Will gave the singer his “blessing” to have an affair with wife Jada.
“Absolutely not true!” Pinkett Smith’s spokesperson told Page Six on Tuesday.
Will’s rep also told The Sun on Wednesday that the reports were “wrong.”
August made the shocking claims in an interview Tuesday, telling “The Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Yee, “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times. He gave me his blessing.”
August said he met Jada through her and Will’s son Jaden, 21, in 2015. The following year, the musician joined the family on a vacation to Hawaii.
In his bombshell sit-down, August spoke about his alleged relationship with Jada, and how he “gave [his] full self to it.”
“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her,” he said. “I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it — so much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”
He continued, “I really loved a person. I experienced that and I know what that feels like — and some people never get that in this lifetime. So, I know that I am completely blessed. And this conversation is difficult because … it would be hard for people to understand, but once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.”
When Angela asked August if it was “disappointing that [Jada] never addressed” their alleged fling, he responded, “I really can’t even get into the thought of that because I am only responsible for myself, right? I am only responsible for, you know, what I do. When I am repressing and suppressing things and it starts to affect me, I have to address it. I just always stay solid because I never want to be the person to cause confusion.”
Back in 2013, Jada addressed rumors that she and Will were in an open relationship, telling the Huffington Post, “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.’ Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.”
Jada later clarified these remarks on Facebook, writing, “Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.”
During a 2017 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” Jada dismissed rumors that she and her husband are swingers, telling host Andy Cohen, “It’s constant, and I’m like, ‘Yo, I wish. I wish!’”
Will and Jada tied the knot in 1997 and also share daughter Willow, 19. Will is also the father to son Trey Smith, 27, with ex-wife Sheree Zampino.