Will Smith is putting his wife’s alleged toyboy drama behind him, with a game of golf.
The 51-year-old movie star was pictured playing the sport on Wednesday, in Los Angeles County, California, after he was forced to deny claims that he gave singer August Alsina, 27, permission to have an affair with wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 48.
Jada herself slammed the sensational claims as ‘absolutely not true!’ while representatives for Will said the reports were ‘wrong.’
Putting it behind him: Will Smith, 51, is pictured playing golf in LA on Wednesday after denying he gave August Alsina, 27, permission to have an affair with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 48
Certainly, the Independence Day actor appeared carefree about the situation, as he was seen golfing by himself on the same day as the denials were made.
Will was all smiles carrying around his clubs, riding around on a golf buggy, and putting his way through the course, dressed in green and blue athletic wear.
The sighting comes after August, 27, told The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee that he was in love with Will’s wife Jade.
Drama: Jada herself slammed the sensational claims as ‘absolutely not true!’ while representatives for Will said the reports were ‘wrong.’ (The couple pictured above in 2019)
Taking it in his stride: Will appeared to be carefree as he stepped out for a game of golf
Stroke of luck: The A-List star was seen enjoying the course as he putted his golf ball
Keep calm and carry on: The actor appeared to be in good spirits on Thursday
More than that, the young man claimed he spoke to Will about it, saying: ‘I sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… he gave me his blessing.’
According to Page Six, it was Jada’s son Jaden, 21, who introduced her to August in 2015.
August claimed the two became very close, and holidayed together with the family in Hawaii a year later and they even attended the 2017 BET Awards together.
‘I love her truly and deeply’: Singer August, 27, has claimed he had a love affair ‘for years’ with 48-year-old Jada (pictured at the BET Awards in 2017)
Driving force: The Independence Day star drove himself around the course on a golf buggy
Green God: The actor showed off his slim and athletic physique while out golfing
He said: ‘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.
‘I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it, so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.
‘And I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like, and some people never get that in this lifetime.
‘I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but, once it starts to affect me and my livelihood, I have to speak up about my truth.’
INSIDE WILL SMITH AND JADA PINKETT SMITH’S 22-YEAR MARRIAGE
Jada and Will have been married since 1997 after they met while she was auditioning to be his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The couple has previously denied they are swingers or in an open relationship
‘I’m like, “Yo, I wish. I wish!”‘ Jada told Andy Cohen in 2017 of the persistent swinging rumors
Yet they have remained open about their sex lives, often sharing intimate details
At the premier of his movie Focus, Will let slip that Jada loves to watch his sex scenes
‘She’s a little freaky like that,’ he joked
In 2010, Jada told Oprah Winfrey that spontaneity is key to her and Will’s relationship
‘During the day I might send a sexy picture of some sort …If he’s on set with me, we might take a break,’ she said
Just a year earlier, she’d offered advice in a Redbook interview that it was important to move things outside of the bedroom
‘Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Pull over on the side of the road…Just switch it up,’ she said
In 2010, the couple took their own advice in their limo on the way to the Oscars
‘We started kissing passionately, and the next thing I knew, well, let’s just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on,’ Jada revealed
The actress also claimed it was Will who first told her about the ‘Grapefruit Method’ made famous in her movie Girls Trip
While August claims the affair lasted for years, it is not known what the time period for this was.
Jada has been married to Will since 1997, they are parents to Jaden and daughter Willow, 19. Will has a son Trey, 27, from his marriage to Sheree Zampino, 53.
August is currently promoting his new album The Product III:stateofEMERGEncy, and has a new YouTube doc StateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina.
He previously denied an affair had taken place in 2019 after his track ‘Nunya’ was released.
Rumors were sparked by the lyrics: ‘You got me feeling like it was an act, you’re just an actress / Putting on a show ’cause you don’t want the world to know.’
The singer claimed he is not speaking out to cause trouble.
He said: ‘Contrary to what people may believe, I am not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous.
‘And I also don’t think that it is ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date … but in this instance it is very different because as I said, there are so many people that are side-eyeing me, looking at me questionable.
‘I have lost money, friendships, relationships behind it and I think it is because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I have never done anything wrong.
‘I love those people [the Smiths] literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people.’
Jada has previously denied rumors that she and Will are in an open relationship and said they will never divorce.
Talking on Sway’s Universe radio show in 2018. she said: ‘I’m just, like, keep [the divorce rumours] coming. Here’s the thing about Will and I – [we] are family. That is never going down. It’s just not. Ever.
‘We are family. Take out all that whole marriage/relationship crap, at the end of the day, Will and I are family. I am going to hold him down, doesn’t matter.
‘All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.’
Jada also denied their marriage was open, saying in a Facebook post: ‘The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist…
‘Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one. [sic].’
Buddy check: The actor appeared to be accompanied by a male pal for the excursion
Will has previously said that the couple no longer use the ‘married’ title but refer to each other as ‘life partners’.
‘We don’t even say we’re married anymore,’ he told BET in 2018.
‘We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life.
‘There’s no deal breakers,’ he continued. ‘There’s nothing she could do — ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support ’til death, and it feels so good to get to that space.’
In good spirits: Will appeared to be on top form playing the sport on Thursday
‘There’s nothing that could happen that we won’t be together and love each other.
‘Cause I’ve never met anyone like you, and I knew if I wasn’t with you, I’d be searching in vain for the rest of my life.’
The couple has also previously denied they are swingers.
‘I’m like, “Yo, I wish. I wish!”‘ Jada told Andy Cohen in 2017 of the persistent swinging rumors.
Yet they have remained open about their sex lives, often sharing intimate details.
At the premier of his movie focus, Will let slip that Jada loves to watch his sex scenes.
‘She’s a little freaky like that,’ he joked, according to Cheatsheet.
‘Unfortunately, he’s right,’ Jada admitted. ‘It’s kind of a nice voyeuristic way to see your man, but I am kind of weird in that way. That’s a whole other conversation.’
In 2010, Jada told Oprah Winfrey that spontaneity is key to her and Will’s relationship.
‘Keep it spontaneous. I surprise him. He’s a thinker,’ she said, according to the Daily Telegraph. ‘He’s always thinking. I just, I always surprise him…’
‘During the day I might send a sexy picture of some sort …If he’s on set with me, we might take a break.
Just a year earlier, she’d offered advice in a Redbook interview that it was important to move things outside of the bedroom.
We are family: Will and Jada are parents to Jaden and daughter Willow, 19. Will has a son Trey, 27, (left) from his marriage to Sheree Zampino. 53 (pictured in 2016)
‘Be sneaky…your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom. A bedroom. Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex,’ she said.
‘Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Pull over on the side of the road…Just switch it up.’
In 2010, the couple took their own advice in their limo on the way to the Oscars.
‘Will started looking at me in this way that drives me wild. We started kissing passionately, and the next thing I knew, well, let’s just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on,’ Jada revealed to Shape magazine.
The actress also claimed it was Will who first told her about the ‘Grapefruit Method’ made famous in her movie Girls Trip.
According to Men’s Health, the couple has also spoken out about their use of sex toys.
‘People are shocked about my love for using sex toys,’ Jada said, adding: ‘I know damn well I’m not the only one who uses them… Nobody has to feel any shame about it but I’m still surprised how people relate to sex, specifically female sexuality – it’s still such a taboo.
‘Will and I really wanted to dissolve the myths that surround partnerships that are in the public eye, as if they’re easy,’ she added.
‘Those partnerships are going through the exact kind of difficulties everyone else is going through. We got a lot of positive responses from people in our industry… I think it gave people the opportunity to sit down with their partner.’