Making it work. Sheree ZampinoHer ex-husband may be very close to her Will SmithHis wife, Jada Pinkett SmithIt took a lot to get them to be there.
“I’m not gonna say that it’s easy,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 54, explained during her Monday, August 1, appearance on the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast. “My heart is always for my child. My child is always first. He really does.”
The Bravo personality and the Oscar winner, 53 — who split in 1995 after three years of marriage — share son Trey, 29. Since the King RichardIn December 1997, actor Pinkett Smith, 50, was married to Zampino. Zampino has maintained a friendly relation with both her ex-husband, and the actor. Magic Mike XXLActress, who even appeared on the premiere episode Red Table Talk. (Smith and the Baltimore native share son Jaden (24) and Willow (21)
“When you have a mutual respect, it becomes easier,” Zampino explained of the coparenting dynamic she has with the Men in BlackDaytime Emmy winner and star. “With Jada, it was like, as long as she treats [Trey] well, we’re good. We’re good. And she’s treated him well and she’s loved him.”
The Whoop Ash founder acknowledged that the trio have had their ups and downs throughout the years. “You got three different dynamics, three different personalities and different belief systems, different way of doing things,” she explained. “And there were times we have bumped heads and it hasn’t been pretty. But, listen, we get back up on that horse and keep going. We do what we have to do because again, at the end of the day, it’s about the kids.”
Earlier this year, Zampino was present to celebrate Smith’s Academy Award victory with the rest of his family, posing for a photo with his trophy after the ceremony. “Epic Night!” she wrote via Instagram in March. “Congratulations again – when 1 wins we all win! #family1st.”
Though the entrepreneur was happy to share in her ex-husband’s big night, she joked that she’s slightly less excited about the prospect of him watching her on RHOBH. Zampino joined as a friend to the cast for season 12, which premiered May.
“I don’t know how I feel about sending a text to Will and Jada saying, ‘I’m gonna be on the show about four minutes, can you watch the whole 44?’” she quipped on Monday, adding that she hopes the duo aren’t viewers. “I don’t feel called to do that.”
When host David YontefIt was theorized that the Philadelphia native, and theGirls Trip star probably don’t even know the difference between Dorit Kemsley Sutton StrackeZampino said that strange things have happened. “That could be a secret obsession,” she joked. “You never know!”