Why Jada and Will Smith felt talking about their past split was the 'best move'

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the premiere of Disneys Aladdin at El Capitan Theatre on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith attend the premiere of Disneys Aladdin at El Capitan Theatre on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The couple confessed last week to having a brief split in their 23-year marriage, during which time Jada embarked on a romance with August Alsina.

And sources have now claimed the couple feel coming forward to speak about their past marriage woes was the right thing to do, because it “wouldn’t even be a story” if the pair weren’t in the public eye.

“They are a very vulnerable and open pair, and they felt this was the best move for their family. This wouldn’t even be a story if they weren’t famous – it’s a normal situation – break up, get back together,” an insider tells Us Weekly magazine.

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Jada and Will spoke about their split following claims made by August, where he alleged that he got Will’s “blessing” to have an affair with Jada.

The Girls Trip actress initially denied August’s claims, but last week confessed they did have a brief romance, but it was not an affair, as she was separated from Will at the time.

Speaking to Jada during an episode of ‘Red Table Talk’, Will recalled: “I was done with you. We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I’ll try to figure out myself happy. I really felt like we could be over.”

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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