There’s been a lot of noise about August Alsina’s bombshell revelations about his alleged relationship with Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Both Will and Jade have also issued denials through their representatives. Many have wondered however how the Smith’s children feel and a letter from Willow may hold clues of its own.
A twist on the whole ordeal has emerged, as well. Jada Pinkett Smith, while still not having addressed anything directly, tweeted that she’ll be more than likely addressing the issue around her “healing” on her talk show Red Table Talk herself. What people have started to become more interested in is how their children have been affected by the news that’s come out about their parent’s relationship.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s youngest, Willow Smith, is also a co-host on her mother’s talk show Red Table Talk, so one can imagine the awkward discussion that might be happening soon on the family show. In a previous discussion on the show with August Alsina, Willow was in fact not at the Red Table Talk table. The other co-host, Willow’s grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris was, while Jada drove the interview about Alsina’s struggles with drugs.
Willow’s been affected by one of her mother’s relationships before, however. It’s a well-known fact that Jada Pinkett Smith was great friends with rapper Tupac Shakur, and also that his passing affected her greatly. The two were so close that many assumed they were more than just friends, but Jada’s denied multiple times — because she’s been married to Will since 1997.
Jada previously said that the pair attempted kissing once, but confessed that they lacked the “physical chemistry” necessary when it comes down to romance.
“When you have two young people that have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn’t even just for me. It was him too,” she told DJ Howard Stern in 2015.
“There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.’ And when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both. The only way I can put it is, the higher power just did not want that.”
It’s resurfaced now that young Willow Smith also was a fan of her mother’s friend Tupac and that she wanted him to “come back” after his death to make her mother “happy.”
Back in 2012, Willow posted a shot of a letter that she wrote to Tupac on her Instagram. In the now deleted post, Willow wrote, “Dear Tupac, I know you are alive someplace. I think that my mommy misses you. Can you come back so mommy and me can be happy! I wish you were here… I really do! Love, Willow.”
Apparently young Willow Smith was only 11 years old when she wrote the letter, and it seems to show that Tupac’s passing did have a profound affect upon herself and her mother Jada.
Jada’s seemed to only be close to one other man in recent years like Tupac and that’s August Alsina. Before all the drama of his allegations, Alsina reportedly traveled with the Smith family and could be seen in selfies around the Internet that were once posted to his own account, posing with Jada Pinkett Smith.
See Willow’s letter below.