The past few months have been filled with drama for Will Smith, largely due to the Oscars 2022 incident.
As we previously reported, Smith is currently facing a 10-year ban from the Academy Awards after he slapped comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and her illness, Alopecia.
Now, reports suggest that Smith and Pinkett Smith’s marriage may also be in jeopardy due to the incident and ongoing tensions.
According to a recent report by Heat magazine, tensions between Smith and Pinkett Smith have been palpable ever since the slapgate incident.
A source close to the couple claimed, “There have been problems for years, but they’re barely speaking right now.”
The source went on to suggest that if the couple were to split, Pinkett Smith would be entitled to half of Smith’s fortune, which is estimated to be around $350 million under Californian law.
The potential divorce could be one of the most expensive and contentious in Hollywood history, with the same source suggesting it could “drag on longer than Angelina’s and Brad’s did.”
Smith and Pinkett Smith have been married for over 20 years and have two children together, Jaden and Willow.
Fans have been split on their opinions of Smith’s actions at the Oscars 2022 function.
Some have defended him, stating that Rock’s joke was in poor taste and that Smith was defending his wife.
Others have criticized Smith’s violent reaction, claiming that he overreacted and should have handled the situation differently.
Smith has yet to comment publicly on the situation with Pinkett Smith, and it remains to be seen whether or not the couple will indeed divorce.
However, this is not the first time that rumors of marital issues have circulated around the couple.
In 2020, Pinkett Smith publicly admitted to having an affair with musician August Alsina while she and Smith were briefly separated.
Regardless of the outcome of their marriage, Smith’s career may be impacted by the controversy surrounding his actions at the Oscars 2022 function.
In addition to the ban from the Academy Awards, some fans have called for a boycott of Smith’s upcoming films, such as the highly anticipated “King Richard,” in which he portrays the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.
While the situation with Smith and Pinkett Smith is undoubtedly a personal matter, it highlights the importance of addressing and managing personal issues in a healthy way.
It is crucial to remember that violence is never an acceptable solution to conflict and that seeking help and support is a crucial step towards healing and resolution.
As for the future of Smith’s career and personal life, only time will tell what the outcome will be.
In the meantime, fans and onlookers alike will continue to speculate and comment on the situation.