Will Smith ‘Felt More Of The Pressure’ To Make Marriage W/ Jada Pinkett Smith Work, A Source Says
Hollywood staple couple, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been referenced as “power couple” and “relationship goals” for years after being closely watched over the course of their 23-year marriage.
Though the dynamic duo has outlasted scrutiny and the abyss of rumors floating around the internet, it wasn’t until recently that August Alsina, 27, admitted to having a relationship with the-44-year-old actress, Jada Pinkett Smith amidst her marriage to actor giant, Will Smith. The singer also claimed he sat down with Will Smith and received his “blessing”.
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. And it not involving romanticism – He gave me his blessing – I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life.
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August Alsina’s comments set the internet ablaze with chatter about him and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Shortly after, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to her popular “Red Table Talk” show to discuss the new revelations, with her husband as the special guest. During the conversation, she confirmed her relationship with August Alsina, calling it an “entanglement,” but stated it was during the time that she and her husband Will had broken up.
“I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. One thing I want to clean up… about you giving ‘permission’ which is… the only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself”.
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Through therapy and working out their differences, the Smiths eventually reconciled their marriage.
According to reports, allegedly a source close to Will Smith now claims that for reasons still unknown, he “felt more of the pressure” to make his marriage work with Jada.
“They’re two different people trying to make it, and on top of it there’s this huge spotlight on them. People are always going to grow and change, but most don’t have the world watching their every move while they do that.”
A friend of Jada’s also said,
“She would be the first person to admit marriage is hard work, but she will always love Will. Even when they haven’t been together, Jada always spoke of her marriage as something special.”
Will was previously married to the mother of his 1st child, entrepreneur/fashionista, Sheree Zampino and he recently opened up about the impact this split from her had on his life.
“With Sheree and with Trey that was a really difficult time. Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life. Divorce was the ultimate failure for me. I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my 2 year old son’s mother.”
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