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Will Smith admits he was ‘done’ with wife Jada when she started seeing August Alsina during their separation

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Will Smith told wife Jada Pinkett-Smith he was “done” with her and that he thought they would never talk again after their marriage went through a bad patch a few years ago during a dramatic episode of ‘Red Table Talk.’ The couple appeared on Jada’s Facebook talk show to clear the air and share the details about a difficult time in their relationship after singer-songwriter August Alsina claimed in a recent interview that he had had an affair with the latter.

Speaking to ‘Breakfast Club’s’ Angela Yee, August said he had been in a relationship with Jada and that Will had given him his “blessing” to go ahead, but that it was a very open affair and that there was no bad blood between any of them. On ‘Red Table Talk,’ Jada said there had been an “entanglement” with August after her marriage with Will reached the verge of collapse around four-and-a-half years ago. She said it was during a time when she and Will were separated.

Jada admitted to an “entanglement” with August Alsina (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

 

“When Aug first came around, he was really sick. The outpouring for him from our family was initially about his health,” Will said, explaining how his family’s friendship with the singer-songwriter initially began. 

“We found all those different resources to help pull from there. You and I were going through a difficult time,” Jada interjected.

“I was done with your a**,” Will said, laughing. “We were gonna separate. You go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy… I really felt we could be over.”

Speaking of his affair with Jada, August had said, “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation… He gave me his blessing. I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody… Some people never get that in this lifetime.”

Will said he was “done” with his wife (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

 

Jada, who had previously said the singer’s claims were “absolutely not true” explained her view of the delicate situation. “The only person who can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. August was probably trying to communicate, I could see how he would perceive it as permission as we were separated amicably. He wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker, which he’s not.”

Will suggested they had problems because of how young they were when they got married. “We came together young and we were both broken in our own ways, and to be able to make mistakes without the fear of losing your family is so critical,” he said.

Jada agreed, stating that “one of the things that I’m deeply grateful in this whole process between you and I is that we have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love.”

Will replied, “Cause’ I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again. The fact that I’m speaking to you again is a miracle.”

“You gotta go through some s*** to get the answers,” Jada added. “I’m just happy because I definitely believe you and I never ever, ever thought we’d make it back.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Finally Bought a House

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Over the last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have lived in multiple homes in three different countries, ranging from Frogmore Cottage—the Windsor home they received as a gift from Queen Elizabeth—to a luxurious waterfront home on Vancouver Island in Canada. But according to Page Six, they’re finally putting down roots in the United States, five months after moving due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, the outlet reported that the couple bought a home in Santa Barbara, an hour and a half northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and have been living there since July. “It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family—to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in,” a source said. “They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible.” Meghan and Harry’s spokesperson confirmed the move to the outlet.

The source didn’t reveal any details about the house or what the first-time homebuyers paid, but said they were planning to stay for a while. “They have thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age.”

It does mean that they’re forgoing the palatial and distinctive mansion that they borrowed from Tyler Perry, but Page Six’s source said that it’s for the better. “While it was a nice favor to them at a very difficult time, Tyler Perry’s house with 18 bedrooms isn’t Harry’s style,” they said. “Yes, he grew up in royalty and the halls of Buckingham Palace, but he prefers more intimate homes with character.” The source added that they were already in the process of buying the home when they filed a lawsuit against paparazzi for photographing them on Perry’s property. 

Even before the couple announced their plans to leave the royal family, they were looking at properties in the Los Angeles area. Last September, sources told Vanity Fair that they were trying to buy in Calabasas, but by February, Caitlyn Jenner claimed she heard rumors that their hunt had moved to Malibu.

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‘The Crown’ Casts Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip

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The Crown has a new Prince Philip. Game of Thrones actor and Oscar nominee Jonathan Pryce is set to appear in both Seasons 5 and 6 as Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Variety reports.

The actor is taking over the role from Tobias Menzies, who played the prince in Season 3 and Season 4, which is set to premiere on Netflix later this year. Matt Smith previously held the role in Seasons 1 and 2. When Pryce joins The Crown for Season 5, he will be accompanied by Imelda Staunton, the series’ next Queen Elizabeth, and Lesley Manville, Season 5’s Princess Margaret.

Pryce earned an Oscar nomination this year for his role in The Two Popes, playing Pope Francis alongside Anthony Hopkins‘ Pope Benedict. He’s also appeared in Glengarry Glen Ross and Tomorrow Never Dies, and more recently played High Sparrow on Game of Thrones. 

While the fourth upcoming season of The Crown is due later in 2020, fans will have to wait a while to see Pryce in his Season 5 role. The show is taking a filming break — pre-planned and unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic — and won’t be back for its fifth season until 2022, since Netflix won’t being filming until June of next year.

Creator Peter Morgan originally said that Season 5 would be the final installment of The Crown, but he pleased fans when he revealed last month that the show would continue for Season 6, which will be its last season.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” he said at the time. “To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

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Captain Marvel 2’s Nia DaCosta Responds To Mulan Skipping Its Theatrical Run

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Either way, it’s yet to be seen if Mulan skipping a theatrical release will end up as a mistake. Arguably, the move could see pushback from audiences and also lose out on box office numbers. On the other hand, fans eager to see a movie of its scope might flock to see it regardless of the Disney+ subscription and additional $30 price, making it a big hit and reaching an even larger audience than if it were in the theaters. Mulan is scheduled to release September 4 on Disney+.

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