Jada Pinkett Smith’s ex-boyfriend, August Alsina, hinted he is gay during his appearance on the reboot of VH1′s The Surreal Life. On Monday night, the 30-year-old singer talked about his current love life. The revelation came two years after his affair scandal with Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Love showed up, but in a new way,” he says in a confessional. “I want to share that and really honor the person that I love and loves me back and is teaching me so much about love and healing. I want to do that in front of the world because it defies all of the constructs one would say love is supposed to be or love should look like.”

Pinkett Smith and Alsina’s secret relationship came into the limelight in 2020 when the latter appeared on the show The Breakfast Club to talk about his new album. Alsina revealed to host Angela Yee that he had been in a relationship with Pinkett Smith “for years” after Will Smith allegedly gave him his “blessing” to continue it. 

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Later, it was revealed that Pinkett Smith was having an affair with Alsina when she briefly separated from her husband in 2015. However, the claim about Will Smith giving his blessing to the relationship was untrue.

Who is Jada Pinkett Smith?

Jada Pinkett Smith, who is married to Will Smith, is a host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk. She received a Daytime Emmy Award for the talk show.

Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

Her big break was on the sitcom A Different World in 1991. She went on to star in films such as Menace II Society (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), Set It Off (1996), and Scream 2 (1997) before her prominent contributions to The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the animated Madagascar films.

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She returned to TV with roles on Hawthorne (2009–2011) and Gotham (2014–2017). Her other acting roles include Magic Mike XXL (2015), Bad Moms (2016), Girls Trip (2017), and The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

In 2002, Pinkett Smith launched a music career as the lead singer and songwriter for Wicked Wisdom. In 2004, she published a children’s book, Girls Hold Up This World, which landed at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list.