According to various reports, Jada Pinkett Smith ‘wishes’ Will Smith ‘didn’t get physical’ with Chris Rock at the Oscars, but she isn’t ‘angry’ with her husband after he smacked comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about her.
Will Smith stormed on stage shortly before winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role in King Richard and slapped host Chris Rock over a joke he didn’t like. Smith has resigned as a member of the Academy since the event, and a growing number of celebrities are speaking out about what transpired. Pinkett Smith issued a statement on the slap last week, writing on Instagram, “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”
The scandal isn’t going away anytime soon, as rumors now claim that Jada is upset over her husband slapping Chris at the Oscars. The actress isn’t angry with Will, but she wishes he hadn’t been violent with Chris, according to US Weekly.
““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 source says of the couple’s current situation.
They said, ‘He didn’t need to do what he did.’
“Infact, she’s a strong woman, an opinionated woman and she can fight her own battles. But she will stand by him,” the source said.
Amid the scandal, the couple, who have been married since 1997, got support from their loved ones. “They protect their family. They’re all about their family and their kids. They’ve done everything to build this life for themselves,” the source continued about the pair, who share son Jaden, 23, and daughter Willow, 21, together. “They are very much protected in their own lives and do the absolute best they can to protect their loved ones.”
Meanwhile, Will Smith has already apologized to Chris Rock in public.
Smith said on social media, “Violence in all of its form is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” he said. “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.”
“I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award, it’s not about winning an award for me,” Smith said during his victory speech. “It’s about being able to shine a light on all of the people [his cast and crew] of King Richard, Venus and Serena, the entire Williams family.”
“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,” the Oscar winner said. “I am a work in progress.”
“Art imitates life,” he said. “I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things. To my mother, a lot of this moment is really complicated for me, but to my mother … she’s in Philly watching … my family, my wife, I’m taking up too much time. Thank you for this honor, thank you for this moment, I thank you on behalf of Richard and the entire Williams family. I hope the Academy invites me back, thank you.”