Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have held back after Will infamously hit Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars in March, according to Vanity Fair. Just a day after the violent encounter, Will took to Instagram to publicly apologize for his actions and take responsibility. He claimed that Rock’s joke about his wife appealed to him because he was making fun of the condition she suffers from, alopecia. However, it quickly became public knowledge that the actor didn’t directly contact Rock to apologize after the incident, according to the New York Post.
Months after the slap, Will took to YouTube and other social media platforms to post a short video showing what really happened. He explained that he eventually reached out to the comedian to apologize, but that Rock wasn’t ready to speak to him just yet. Regarding his wife’s involvement in the affair, he explained (via Entertainment Tonight), “I made a choice myself based on my own experiences and history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry baby. He also apologized to his family for the heat they had received.
Though Will and his family, including his two children, have faced major backlash since the incident, it now appears they are all moving forward. In fact, Will and Jada might have emerged from the fiasco stronger than ever.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are in a great place
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were recently spotted together in public for the first time since they “heard a slap around the world” in March. The couple had dinner at the Nobu hotspot in Malibu, photos shared by People showed, and the couple exited with beaming smiles.
After the dramatic incident at the 2022 Oscars, the pair were reportedly stronger than ever. A source told People Will “spends a lot of time with Jada. He appreciates their constant support. They’re very close and supportive of each other.” The insider added that the actor feels like he’s “learned a lot over the past few months.”
Although Will apologized again for his actions on social media in July, another source recently shared persons that Chris Rock is past the incident and doesn’t feel the need to speak to Smith about what happened. While any sort of future friendship between the comedian and Smith seems unlikely, his marriage to Jada seems to be in a great place.