Jada Pinkett Smith is just not “angry with” Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock on the 2022 Oscars — however she “wishes he didn’t” get bodily with the comic.
“It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting. He knows that, she knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted,” a supply completely tells Us Weekly about the place the couple stands now.
During the 94th annual Academy Awards, Rock, 57, made a joke concerning the Girls Trip star’s shaved head. After Pinkett Smith, 50, rolled her eyes on the remark, her husband, 53, approached the stage and slapped the Saturday Night Live alum.
“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native mentioned in censored footage that later circulated on-line. As he returned to his seat, the Suicide Squad star yelled again at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.” The Grown Ups star responded that he wouldn’t focus on Pinkett Smith once more.
The incident got here three months after the Scream 2 actress took to social media to deal with her hair loss on account of alopecia. “Now at this point, I can only laugh. Y’all know I’ve been struggling with alopecia and just all of a sudden one day, look at this line right here,” she mentioned about her scalp through Instagram in December 2021. “Now this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide, so I thought I’d just share it so y’all not asking any questions — but you know, mama’s going to put some rhinestones in there, and I’m going to make me a little crown.”
Earlier that year, Pinkett Smith gushed about her partner’s assist amid her choice to shave her head.
“He loves it,” the Maryland native mentioned throughout a September 2021 episode of Red Table Talk. “It was just time. I was just ready for that kind of expression and release. I’m so glad I did it. It was such a beautiful experience and such a freedom. I feel more connected to myself and to the great diving in a very special way. I was just like, ‘I’m over it.’ It was that moment. I was just like, ‘I’m done. I’m just done with the worry. I’m done with the care. I’m just done.’”
According to the insider, the A Different World alum didn’t need Smith to get in an altercation to defend her. “She’s not one of these women that needs protecting. He didn’t need to do what he did, she didn’t need protecting. She’s not a wallflower,” the supply shared. “She’s a strong woman, an opinionated woman and she can fight her own battles. But she will stand by him.”
The couple, who’ve been married since 1997, obtained assist from their family members amid the scandal. “They protect their family. They’re all about their family and their kids. They’ve done everything to build this life for themselves,” the supply continued concerning the pair, who share son Jaden, 23, and daughter Willow, 21, collectively. “They are very much protected in their own lives and do the absolute best they can to protect their loved ones.”
Since the incident, Smith issued an apology for the “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions that happened through the awards present. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote through Instagram on Tuesday, March 28.
The I Am Legend star added: “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”
Pinkett Smith, for her half, seemingly reacted to the state of affairs when she shared an Instagram quote on Tuesday, March 29, which learn, “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper