August Alsina has found love, two years after Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed to the world that she and Alsina had an “entanglement.” In a confessional during the final moments of VH1’s The Surreal Life finale on Monday night, Alsina spoke about fear and finding love. Alsina said that the show, which wrapped filming a year earlier, had changed his life. “My life has become even more surreal,” he said, adding that his life has “changed drastically” in the past year and the experience of being on the reality show “has taught me love in so many different forms and facets.”
“Love showed up,” he said. “But in a new way. I want to share that and really honor the person that I love and that loves me back and is teaching me so much about loving and healing. I want to do that in front of the world because it defies all of the constructs that one would say love is supposed to be or love is supposed to look like.”
As he finished talking, a man walked in and sat beside him, and the two hugged.
Although Alsina did not say anything about his sexual orientation, fans took his words and the embrace between the two men to mean that Alsina is gay or bisexual and shared their support for him on Twitter.
Alsina’s love life has been a topic of fascination since he said in 2020 that he had an affair with Pinkett Smith while she was married to Will Smith and that the latter approved of the relationship. The Smiths issued a statement denying the affair. Days later, in an episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith confirmed the affair, calling it an “entanglement” and sending everyone to Google the word. She clarified that her husband had not given his blessing.