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Jada Pinkett Smith Insists On This Strict Rule For Her Family And Friends

Few celebrities have been more open about their personal life than Jada Pinkett Smith. The actress has discussed everything from her marriage problems with Will Smith to her struggles with substance abuse as the co-host of Red Table Talk. And Jada certainly got everyone talking after revealing one particular rule for family and friends she always adheres to.

An affair to remember

Since 2018, Jada has made headlines for getting extraordinarily candid on Red Table Talk. The Facebook Watch show sees Jada discuss various issues with her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her daughter, Willow. In 2020, for instance, Jada made audiences gasp when she admitted to having had an extra-marital affair with vocalist August Alsina.

The world-famous entanglement

This confession came right in front of her husband, too! That’s right: the couple was having a very public discussion about their relationship when Jada confirmed that rumors about an “entanglement” with Alsina were true. She added, “I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken.” But this was all part of Jada's journey with the show.

A woman on a mission

In 2021 she told NPR, “I guess at this point in my life, I’ve really been doing a lot of interior work. And I just realized that in part of my growth, the women and the people who had the courage to be very transparent with me with certain aspects of their journey really, really helped my journey tremendously.”

A conversation-starter

Jada continued, “And so I was like: I really want to create conversation where people don’t have to feel like they’re alone. And whatever pieces individuals can take with them to make whatever changes they might feel is necessary for more happiness, more joy, more peace – I want to be part of that journey.”