“This is a very special show for me because what I decided to do was make this about creating a new girlfriend,” Pinkett Smith said during the episode. “Gab and I, we had a bit of a break. We don’t know how and she’s been open to this healing, she’s been open to this conversation.”
The language is similar to a tweet she posted in July 2020, announcing that she would be discussing on her show what turned out to be her “entanglement” with singer August Alsina during a rough patch in her marriage to Smith.
“There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table,” Pinkett Smith posted at the time.
Pinkett Smith, along with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and her daughter Willow Smith, have turned “Red Table Talk” into the place for some to share their experience in the midst of — or after — controversy.