What is normal again? Will SmithHe was spotted out on a sushi date for wife Jada pinkett SmithThis was the first public appearance since the Oscars.
The Bel-Air’s Fresh PrinceThe 53-year-old alum was seen in a navy golf shirt and matching baseball cap as he left Nobu in Malibu. The Red Table Talk host, 50, was right behind Smith, keeping one hand on her husband’s back as she followed him to the car. She was wearing a black dress with a red flannel shirt tied around to her waist. Pinkett Smith completed the look by adding sunglasses and hoop earrings.
Smith hasn’t made many public ventures since his March showdown with Chris Rock. During the ceremony, the 57-year-old comedian joked that Pinkett Smith — who married the Men in Black star in 1997 — should star in a G.I. JaneDue to her shaved hair, this sequel is inevitable. (The Maryland native has opened up about her struggles and triumphs with alopecia. Smith marched up on stage and smacked Rock (57) across the face.
“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native said in censored footage that later circulated online. As Smith returned to his seat, he was heard yelling at Rock: “Keep my wife’s name out your f–king mouth.”
Moments later, the Philadelphia native was named Best Actor for his performance in King Richard.
The Concussion actor later issued an apology for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions, writing via Instagram in March, “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was wrong and I was out of line. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
He continued: “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 offer my sincere apologies to the Williams Family as well as my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”
Smith, who had resigned, was banned from all Oscars events for ten years by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Smith was photographed in April taking selfies with fans for the first-time since the slap. Smith was on vacation to Mumbai, India, which he had planned with his wife long before the awards show.
Pinkett Smith addressed this controversy on her Facebook Watch Series. Red Table Talk. “Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” the Matrix Reloaded star shared on a June episode, adding, “The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever.”
The Wicked Wisdom front woman noted that she’ll continue to support her husband. “Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together,” Pinkett Smith added at the time. “Thank you for listening.”
The inauguration of the new helipad was held in late July. AliThe actor addressed the slap heard all over the globe once more. “I’ve spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and the complexities of what happened in that moment,” he explained in a July 29 upload via Instagram. “I’m not gonna try to unpack all of that right now. But I can assure you that there is no part me that thinks this was the right way to act in that moment. There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.”
Smith said that Rock has declined requests to speak with her. The Oscar winner also said that his wife had no influence on his decision not to slap the comedian. “I made a choice on my own from my own experiences, from my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it,” he continued.
A source told Us WeeklyOnly that GothamStar urged her husband, to resolve the conflict.
“Jada has also been pushing Will to apologize because it has become this really dark cloud over her Red Table Talk series,” the insider shared with Use, noting Smith “never wanted to” publicly apologize but there was a constant wait for “any mention of that moment.”
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