Will and Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about their relationship on ‘Red Table Talk’

The couple discussed their relationship challenges and how they overcame controversy surrounding Jada’s relationship with singer August Alsin.
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Transcript for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about their relationship on ‘Red Table Talk’
Moving on now to our cover story, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith got candid on "Red table talk," confirming that Jada had a relationship with another man when they were separated. Take a look. One of Hollywood's most beloved couples, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, addressing together a shocking chapter of their marriage. So that's what we're going to start with. We're going to start with -- This is a personal journey. That became very public. Reporter: In this episode of "Red table talk," a series hosted by Pinkett Smith known for its candid conversations, she let her husband ask the tough question. So what happened, Jada? Reporter: Following weeks of speculation, the superstars confirming that while the two were briefly separated, Jada entered a relationship with singer August Alsina. I think you need to say clearly what happened. Yeah, and then I got into an entanglement with August. That's what I said. An entanglement? Yes, yes. A relationship. Yes, it was a relationship. Reporter: The 51-year-old actor opening up about the extramarital romance. I wasn't sure I was ever going to speak to you again. I know, I know. Yeah. Like the fact that I'm speaking to you again is a miracle. When couples get to the point where they are done with their marriage the way will and Jada were with theirs, and they come back together, the key thing is to work on recreating that connection. The connection is the key to any marriage. Reporter: The Smiths have long been considered an unshakable couple expressing their love and devotion consistently throughout the years. The two stars reflecting on their journey as a couple. There's a real power in just knowing somebody's riding with you no matter what. Yeah. And you really can't know that until you go through some stuff. The fact that will and Jada could talk about what they went through publicly really just shows how solid their marriage is. Reporter: And emphasizing the love they have is still strong despite Jada's relationship during their marriage. We have really gotten to that new place. Yes. Of unconditional love. And according to Jada, her relationship with August began when he was having a lot of health problems and she wanted to heal him, and she herself felt broken, and she says, quote, wanted to feel good. At the time both will and Jada say they thought their marriage was totally over. August even claimed he had, quote, permission from will to date Jada, which Jada emphatically corrects that she is the only person who can give permission for her to be in a relationship, but what a candid conversation and real honesty. Yeah. About their marriage. I think they're doing a service to couples everywhere to understand that you can hit rocky Shoals and recover. It's not an easy process. No, it is not. Let's get a check of our

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