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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Say They Broke Up Before Her Relationship With August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith just had the red table turned on her in a new candid conversation with her husband of 23 years, Will Smith.

Rumors of a so-called “open marriage” between the two resurfaced earlier this June when musician August Alsina claimed on The Breakfast Club that Will Smith gave him “his blessing” to have a relationship with Girls’ Trip actor. “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her,” Alsina said in the interview.

Despite Pinkett Smith’s reps initially denying Alsina’s claim, the Smiths sat down for a one-on-one episode of Jada’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk to set the record straight. In an episode titled, “Jada Brings Herself to the Table,” the host admits to having an “entanglement” with Alsina, but reveals that she and Will were actually broken up at the time. “It got to the point where you gotta say something,” Will said at the start of the show.

According to both Will and Jada, their friendship with Alsina began when they helped him through an undisclosed health issue. Then, about four and a half years ago, the couple decided to separate. “I was done with your ass,” Will said with a laugh. “Marriages have that though.” 

“We broke up. At that point in time, it was indefinite. From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” Jada clarified, before setting the record straight that no permission was granted by her husband. “One thing I want to get clear about and clean out one of the things that’s kind of swirling about you giving permission, which the only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself.” 

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After Will gently pressed her to elaborate, Jada continued by confirming that she and Alsina had a relationship. “I was in a lot of pain and I was very broken. In the process of the relationship, I realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself,” she said. “Luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner. I would say that we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that wasn’t possible.”

Madewell Sale 2020: 11 Summer Essentials to Buy Now

You bored? Same, but thankfully, the Madewell sale is here to provide a sound distraction. Summer is in full swing, but with limited places to go and no clear answer on when travel will be a thing again, you may be apprehensive to invest in your summer wardrobe—but that’s where Madewell’s The Big Deal comes in. The retailer known for elevated basics and damn good denim has tons of summer styles, from dreamy sundresses to strappy sandals—and the deals are too good to pass up.

The limited-time summer event, which offers fresh seasonal styles for every occasion, is bringing prime pickings for summer at extra sunshine-y price points. Quality jeans, tie-dye tees, floral dresses, and layering pieces are all in the mix, many of which you can easily bring with you into fall. If your plans for the rest of summer are one big question mark at the moment, the sale is here to provide versatile staples that will remain relevant once autumn is on the horizon. From lightweight jackets to blazers (remember those?) and cardigans, there’s an array of transitional pieces that will make moving into the next season a breeze. 

With a long list of sale items available for an extra 30% off at checkout with code GIANT (which, yes, it really is) through July 13, this is quite the shopping rabbit hole—so we pulled some of the best deals available. Start out by shopping the standout picks from the Madewell sale below, then embark on the gold mine that is the The Big Deal for even more must-have pieces. FYI: You’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one, so don’t say we didn’t warn you!

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why I’m Convinced Hamilton Is Actually Named After Eliza

Eliza Completely Embodies The Intentions Of Hamilton

To round out my point, Eliza Hamilton has a place in the title more than any other character (including Alexander) because she embodies the story Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to tell within the framework of his hip-hop musical. In Hamilton, the playwright cleverly used actors of different backgrounds than the actual Founding Fathers to add a contemporary take on their vision at a time when they were underdogs in America. However, this cannot mask these characters actually being white men of privilege who have been glorified for centuries since. More intensely than Alexander’s status as an immigrant and orphan were the struggles of women at the time, especially for Eliza, one who lost her child and husband, who would have provided her with the money she needed to survive.

Best Anastasia Beverly Hills Products 2020 Reviews

Eyebrows have become a fixation in the past few years, but they weren’t always acknowledged as something that can make a profound difference in your look. Then along came Anastasia Soare. The “queen of eyebrows” and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills got her start shaping brows at her Beverly Hills salon in 1997, and revolutionized the industry with her Golden Ratio shaping method. Three years later, she launched one of the first comprehensive brow lines, and in 2014 turned it into a full color cosmetics line. 

The brand quickly became an influencer favorite thanks to its mix of cutting-edge colors and classic glamour. And now, it’s one of the top-selling brands at Ulta and Sephora—which is probably why our beauty editors are constantly being asked if the line is worth it. The short answer? Yes, especially when it comes to the brow products. But there’s also a lot else to love, too.

We had Glamour editors—ranging from makeup fanatics to those who prefer a more low-key vibe—put the entire line to the test. Read on for the Anastasia Beverly Hills products that are truly worth the money. Get ready to add to cart.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Chrissy Teigen and More Celebs Join Goya Boycott After CEO Praises Donald Trump

Chrissy Teigen is the latest to join the Goya boycott after its CEO praised President Trump.

On July 9, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue gave a speech at the White House to announce plans to donate one million pounds of food to food banks across the U.S. in honor of Trump signing the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative executive order. However, he faced swift backlash for saying “we’re all truly blessed to have a leader like President Trump.”

Video of the speech quickly made the rounds on social media, with many consumers upset that “America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company” would support a president who has called Mexicans rapists, puts immigrant children in cages, and continues to attempt to dismantle DACA

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said. “And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”

The latest to join the #BoycottGaya movement? Cravings author Chrissy Teigen and more celebrities. “FUUUUUUUCK,” Teigen tweeted on July 10. “A shame. Don’t care how good the beans taste though. Bye bye.”

“The next step republicans will do (mark my words, they did this with my equinox tweets as well) is say you aren’t supporting the workers if you boycott,” Teigen continued. “You ARE. They should never feel they have to work for someone who agrees Mexicans are ‘vile’ ‘rapists’ – FUCK this guy. Support the workers by empowering them to be stronger than this absolute bastard. I will personally do what I can to financially ensure these farms can carry on without them.”

In another reply, Teigen added, “You think they’re going under? I see a new Karen every day spouting off in a Trader Joe’s who will gleefully buy the beans. Don’t worry about fucking GOYA.”

“We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Hamilton chimed in. “Bye.”

Here are just a few more:

The Goya CEO has not backed down from his position, at least going by a July 10 interview on Fox & Friends. “So, you’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed to aid in economic and educational prosperity? And you make a positive comment and all of a sudden, it is not acceptable,” Unanue said, describing the pushback as “suppression of speech.”

7 Hunger Games Supporting Actors Who Are Crazy Famous Now

Elden Henson

The final two installments of Hunger Games which broke apart Suzanne Collins’ final novel introduced a slew of exciting new characters to the cast including Elden Henson’s Pollux, a documentarian who follows Katniss throughout the final act. The performance certainly wasn’t enough to showcase the actor’s full-on talent considering the character doesn’t have a tongue, but it led into Elden Henson taking his most high-profile role yet as Foggy Nelson in Daredevil, which expanded into Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Defenders. Sadly, Netflix’s plans for their own Marvel universe have since been cancelled, but Henson’s Foggy is iconic!

Could We See An Old Guard 2? Here’s What The Director Told Us

Netflix’s The Old Guard debuted on the service today, but if you’ve already seen the movie, you know that it sort of betrays its graphic novel origins by setting up the idea that we could see more of it in the future. So is Netflix already planning to turn The Old Guard into a franchise? We asked the film’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, that very question, and while it seems there are no specific plans for such things at this moment, it certainly could happen.

To Make P-Valley, Katori Hall Spent 6 Years Talking to Exotic Dancers. This Is What She Learned.

That’s why it was so enlightening for me to watch these women on stage as I started my research for Pussy Valley. Dancing wasn’t about taking their clothes off. It was about putting together an amazing theatrical experience—they looked like superheroes flying around in the air. It felt like I was at Cirque du Soleil, not a strip club. Those images tattooed themselves on my mind. I saw strength, flexibility, and athleticism swirling around a metal pole. I was so inspired I started taking classes to get my twerk right. It sounds great in theory, but I fell off of the pole and got so dizzy I had to run out of the class. I was so nauseous, but it was an entry point: I was able to experience firsthand just how hard pole dancing is. These women make it look easy.

Hall on the set of STARZ’s P-Valley.

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In 2015, after six years of asking questions and making visits to more than 40 clubs across the country, I debuted a three-hour theater production of Pussy Valley in Minneapolis. At the time, my goal was to honor the struggles of these women. Eventually, though, I realized I wanted to see more. I wanted to explore life outside the club and meet the other people in their stories. I started developing what a TV series of the play could look like.

That took four years. Most people would have walked away from this odyssey, but I was so dedicated to telling these stories. I knew I was going to stick this out and see it to the end. I pitched P-Valley to a lot of streaming services and networks in Los Angeles, but I went with STARZ because it was important that I felt supported, both as a female showrunner and female showrunner of color. They were really into my vision of an unapologetic, honest, raw, in-depth exploration of strip club life.

When I started my career, I never could have dreamed that I’d do a TV show dedicated to the world of exotic dancing. But I’m also not surprised, because I walk in the world as a woman who loves women, who respects women, and who always wants to use her work to honor them. My mission statement in life as an artist is to continue providing nuanced portrayals of myself, whether it’s in theater or TV or film. I’m a young Black woman, and I’m dedicated to seeing other young Black women reflected in the mirror.

To Make P-Valley, Katori Hall Spent 6 Years Talking to Exotic Dancers. Here’s What She Learned.

That’s why it was so enlightening for me to watch these women on stage as I started my research for Pussy Valley. Dancing wasn’t about taking their clothes off. It was about putting together an amazing theatrical experience—they looked like superheroes flying around in the air. It felt like I was at Cirque du Soleil, not a strip club. Those images tattooed themselves on my mind. I saw strength, flexibility, and athleticism swirling around a metal pole. I was so inspired I started taking classes to get my twerk right. It sounds great in theory, but I fell off of the pole and got so dizzy I had to run out of the class. I was so nauseous, but it was an entry point: I was able to experience firsthand just how hard pole dancing is. These women make it look easy.

Hall on the set of STARZ’s P-Valley.

Tina Rowden/STARZ Entertainment

In 2015, after six years of asking questions and making visits to more than 40 clubs across the country, I debuted a three-hour theater production of Pussy Valley in Minneapolis. At the time, my goal was to honor the struggles of these women. Eventually, though, I realized I wanted to see more. I wanted to explore life outside the club and meet the other people in their stories. I started developing what a TV series of the play could look like.

That took four years. Most people would have walked away from this odyssey, but I was so dedicated to telling these stories. I knew I was going to stick this out and see it to the end. I pitched P-Valley to a lot of streaming services and networks in Los Angeles, but I went with STARZ because it was important that I felt supported, both as a female showrunner and female showrunner of color. They were really into my vision of an unapologetic, honest, raw, in-depth exploration of strip club life.

When I started my career, I never could have dreamed that I’d do a TV show dedicated to the world of exotic dancing. But I’m also not surprised, because I walk in the world as a woman who loves women, who respects women, and who always wants to use her work to honor them. My mission statement in life as an artist is to continue providing nuanced portrayals of myself, whether it’s in theater or TV or film. I’m a young Black woman, and I’m dedicated to seeing other young Black women reflected in the mirror.