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Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan is bringing her personal family drama to the Red Table by launching her own "Red Table Talk" series.

Gloria's new web series, titled "Red Table Talk: The Estefans," is a spin-off from Jada Pinkett Smith's popular Facebook Watch web series, which Gloria will co-host with her daughter, singer Emily Estefan and her niece Lili.

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Gloria, 63, wants to break taboos in the Latin community by tackling Emily's coming out story in an upcoming Red Table episode.

"Emily came out three years ago," Gloria told The Talk on Tuesday, "and no one knows because we really never had the reason or opportunity to talk about how we dealt with it as a family."

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Emily is pictured with her parents Gloria and Emilio Estefan at The Cutting Room on February 8, 2017 in New York City.

Gloria continued: "It was important for [Emily] to talk about it (on 'Red Table') and it was important for us to put it on the table. We share so much of our personal lives and private lives through (social media) that we wanted to use it in a good way, a healing way."

The "Turn The Beat Around" singer notes the LGBT discussion "got a little heated here and there" and her niece even had to be "kind of the referee".

"It's important, because some people are going through these types of things. We hope to at least get it out there and speak about it, especially in the Latin community. So many things are taboo - like everything is taboo. My mother never even kissed my father 'til they were married by the church."

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Emily, pictured with her famous parents in 2010, is a talented singer-songwriter who plays multiple musical instruments. She revealed her LGBT lifestyle in interviews last year and has performed at the 2019 Miami Beach Pride, Essence, SXSW, and GroundUp Music Festivals. The 25-year-old graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2016.

Red Table Talk: The Estefans premieres on Wednesday. Watch the sneak peek trailer below.
 

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith finally brought themselves to the Red Table to discuss the August Alsina allegations that she had a torrid love affair with August for years.

In an interview with NY radio personality Angela Yee, August said Will Smith gave him his "blessing" to pursue the lonely actress.

Jada admitted in so many words that the affair happened -- during a break in her marriage to Will -- but she never needed her husband's blessing to get her back blown out by a young stud.

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"I felt like it was really important to come to the table and clear the air," Jada said on her popular Facebook Watch show. Added Smith, "We were purposely not saying anything... We specifically never said anything. So coming to the table was like, we just felt like it got to the point where you gotta say something."

Will took his wife's usual position at the table and interviewed her about the events that rocked social media.

The couple stated they "befriended" August, who had addictions to drugs and "just needed some help" with his mental health issues.

Eventually, Jada and Will went through a rough patch. "We broke up," as Will put it.

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"We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time and you go figure out how to make yourself happy and I'll figure out how to make myself happy," Will said.

It was during that time that Jada and August grew closer -- if you hear August tell it.

Jada explains that she "got into a different kind of entanglement with August."

She said she wanted to make one thing clear: Her husband never gave her permission to pursue the young stud in a relationship, because it was not his to give.

"The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself," she said. "But what August was probably trying to communicate - because I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission, because we were separated amicably. And I think he also wanted to make it clear that he's not a home-wrecker. Which he's not."

Jada admitted she was a broken woman after her husband left her.

"I was very broken. Now in the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can't find happiness outside of yourself. And luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner," she told Will.

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Jada admitted the relationship - or an "entanglement" as she calls it - with August made her feel younger and scratched an itch she had for years.

"I just wanted to feel good. It had been soooo long since I felt good. And it was really a joy to just help heal somebody. I think that has a lot to do with my codependency. Which is another thing that I had to learn to break in this cycle... There's something about that childhood trauma that feels as though it can be fixed through fixing people. Versus fixing me."

During their conversation, Will and Jada laughed about the experience. "I think it could be weird for people that we're laughing and talking about it," Will said, "But --"

"It happened so long ago," Jada explained.

"And our experiences of working through it, fighting through it, talking through it, and therapizing through it," Will said.

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At another point, Smith joked, "I'ma get you back [for the relationship]."

"You gon' get me back? I think you got me back," Jada laughed. "I think we're good on that, okay?"

To which her husband replied, "Okay, that's probably true."
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith teased a revealing new episode of her Red Table Talk online series after denying allegations of an extramarital affair with singer August Alsina.

The Girls Trip star hit headlines this week after the 27-year-old singer claimed he was involved in a secret years-long romance with the mother-of-two.

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He confessed that Jada's husband, Will Smith, gave him his blessings to pursue his lonely wife.

In a heart wrenching interview with NY radio personality Angela Yee, August said, "I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. Due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they spoke on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."

August described the devastation he felt after Jada allegedly used him for her sexual needs then abruptly cut him off.

"I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, 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 OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved the person that I experienced that (with) and know what (that feels) like - if some people never get that in this lifetime."

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But the actress' spokesperson insisted the accusations were "absolutely not true", and on Thursday, Jada took to social media to announce she would be discussing the rumors on her Facebook Watch series.

"There's some healing that needs to happen... so I'm bringing myself to The Red Table," she tweeted.

Jada didn't directly mention the tumultuous affair with August, but her Twitter followers were quick to pounce on the news as they awaited further details.

"Date and time honey bc (because) we will alllllllll be attending (sic)!!!" replied one fan, while another commented, "it was only a matter of time".

Jada has been married to Will since 1997 and they share daughter Willow, 19, and 21-year-old son Jaden, who is said to have introduced his mother to Alsina in 2015.

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Tip "T.I." Harris says he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up. The 39-year-old father of seven appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk FACEBOOK web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

T.I. admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner", but he is determined to protect his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

The musician, real name Clifford Harris, was heavily criticized for making the controversial comments to singer Miguel's wife, Nazanin Mandi, during her Ladies Like Us podcast.

After confirming that he had the "sex talk" with his teenage daughter, he went on to joke about going to her gynecologist's visits to make sure her hymen was intact.

"Deyjah's 18, just graduated high school now, and yes, not only have we had the conversation (about sex), we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said during the since-deleted podcast. "I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact."

T.I. told Jada he regrets sharing personal details about Deyjah publicly. He admitted Deyjah was disturbed by his comments.

"She did have a problem with me talking about it," said T.I., "and I understand that, and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that. She understands my intentions and she knows who I am, who I've always been."

A family friend who begged for anonymity told Sandrarose.com that he hoped the rapper would admit he was "exaggerating" about the gynecologist visits. The friend said T.I. took a lot of heat for a joke that was considered in poor taste. "He should just come clean and admit he was kidding," said the friend.

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith is often asked about her close relationship with Tupac Shakur, who died from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at age 25.

The 48-year-old mother of two opened up about Tupac during a discussion on her Red Table Talk web series with guest Robyn Crawford, a lesbian who wrote a book about her relationship with the late Whitney Houston.

Both Jada and Robyn have been accused of embellishing their relationships with the dead superstars.

During the chat Jada explained that she understood Whitney and Robyn's close bond because of the friendship she shared with the rapper before his death.

"I understood because of the complex relationship I've had with 'Pac and those moments of "Who's that?" Knowing damn well there ain't nothing like that between us."

Jada said Tupac confided his fears that he would "go off the rails" if they were no longer friends because she gave him "stability".

"Him feeling like, 'You're the only stability I got, I can't afford for you to put that attention elsewhere'," Jada explained. "For him, it was, we were an anchor for each other. Anytime he felt like that anchor was threatened, oh my God."

"When you said (the book is) a love letter to Whitney, that resonated as so powerful," she told Robyn, 55. "It was so healing for me in so many different ways," Jada said of Robyn's new memoir, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston.

"It's hard to live with someone who has had a legacy at the level she has had and then to lose them under tragic circumstances. I have a very similar situation," she continued.

The Girls Trip actress and the bad boy rapper both studied at the Baltimore School of the Arts before finding fame in their respective fields.
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith is an expert of sorts when it comes to spotting narcissists. It's so much easier to pick a narcissist out of the crowd when you've been in intimate relationships with them.

According to PEOPLE, the 48-year-old Real Table Talk show host sat down with her co-hosts — daughter Willow, 18, and mom Adrienne, 66 — and a guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, to discuss the negative impact narcissists can have on people's lives.

"In this industry, you come across all kinds of narcissists," Jada said on Monday's episode of her popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk.

She told Dr. Durvasula she was hurt and devastated "big time" by a narcissist.

"Definitely. Big time. Big time. Devastated," Jada said. "Because you bring people into your inner sanctum. They make you believe that they're one thing, and then something happens, and you realize that they are something completely and utterly different. It can be very painful and dangerous."

A new study shows that narcissists are happiest when they are making other people's lives miserable.

The study shows that narcissists who have an inflated sense of self-importance and disregard for others, are less likely to be depressed and stressed out than normal people.

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Dr. Durvasula says certain personalities are drawn to narcissists despite being hurt by them in the past.

"People pleasers are very vulnerable to narcissism," she said. "They fall for it because they want to fix... they run around in circles, and they keep giving that narcissist all the supply the narcissist wants."

"Oh, God. Yeah," Willow agreed. "Low key, I might have a little bit of that."

"A lot of people do," said Durvasula. "A lot of people - again, especially women - grow up believing they have to do to earn love."

Jada, admitted she may be co-dependent on narcissists for her emotional well-being. "I need to start seeing her for my co-dependencies!" she said, referring to Dr. Durvasula.

Watch the Red Table Talk trailer below.
 

Jada Pinkett Smith's popular web series "Red Table Talk" was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Informative Talk Show.

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