The holidays can be a tough time for some. 

The NBA player answered questions from fans in his Instagram stories this week when the question of his happiness came up.

In several answers, Smith shared with his followers that he had a hard time getting through Christmas.

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Just last week, his wife Jewel Harris revealed that Smith had been estranged from her and seeing another woman.

That woman was Candice Patton (pics above)

Based on his answers, the turmoil from the alleged affair seems to be sinking in.

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