Piers Morgan has spoken out about his interview with Jada Pinkett Smith, 48, Will Smith’s wife. It comes after the couple, who wed back in 1997, publicly addressed her “entanglement” with singer August Alsina, 27.
The acting duo, who have two children together, gave a candid interview about the affair rumours during an episode of Red Table Talk.
They said they were over – almost “indefinitely” – when the actress’ “entanglement” happened, however they were still officially married.
Will, 51, and Jada also addressed claims he gave them permission.
She explained: “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 home wrecker. Which he’s not.”
Meanwhile, following their chat, Piers, 55, has spoken of their relationship in his Mail on Sunday column, My Life & Other Stories.
He said he had found their display “touching”, as they opened up about their “turbulent” 22-year marriage.
Explaining why he wasn’t “weirded out” like some viewers had been, the outspoken star detailed interviewing Jada for CNN “a few years ago” amid rumours they were going through a “tough time”.
The father-of-four said Will had turned up unannounced, after taking two days off from 2012’s Men In Black 3 to see her.
Piers said his introduction of Jada won his approval, describing her as: “An actress, singer, entrepreneur, author, designer, mother to two young stars, wife to a superstar… only one word for that lot: BLIMEY!'”
“Will exploded with laughter and gave me an approving thumbs-up,” the GMB regular said.
Looking back at their chat, he said he thought Jada’s honesty was “refreshing”.
He added: “I remember thinking when I met them that Will and Jada had a great, if imperfect marriage.