One of the many shots of the so-called “slapgate”, the scandal at the Oscars when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, was the resurgence of old statements of the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who are currently acquiring another tessitura.
In 2018, on the Smith family show, Red table conference, where they dwell on their daily life and come back to the turbulent moments of their lives, actress admits she never wanted to marry Will: ‘They forced me and it was horrible’ ensured at the round table, in the presence of her husband.
Jada confessed to “crying all the way down the aisle” and spoke of immense pressure to marry the star of King Richard. “I was under a lot of pressure, I was a young actress, I was pregnant and I didn’t know what to do, but I never wanted to get married,” confirmed Pinkett Smith, who at the time was quietly expecting her first child. , Jaden.
The actress turned to her mother Adrienne, who was also on the show, to tell her she felt she had pressured her to formalize the relationship. “We did it because ‘Gammy’ [el apodo que Jada le puso a su mamá] I was crying. It was like she was telling us, ‘They need to get married,'” he added.
“Yeah, I remember having a strong desire for you to get married and you were sick, you weren’t cooperative at all,” Adrienne remarked, then made a reservation. “But I don’t remember your rejection of the idea of marriage.” Her daughter mentioned that she was devastated before and during the wedding: “I was so upset because I was to get married that I ran down the fucking aisle crying.”
Unlike how Jada experienced her marriage, Will said it was something she wanted very much and her experience was different. “Since the age of five, I imagined what my family would be like, There hasn’t been a day in my life where I didn’t want to be married and have a family,” Smith said after listening to his wife.
Will and Jada were married on December 31, 1997. in Baltimore, Maryland, and the following year Jaden, now 23, was born. In 2000, the couple welcomed 21-year-old Willow.
In the 25 years together, not everything was pleasant for the couple. The marriage went through crises, infidelities and media scandals. Two years ago, the rapper and friend of one of his children, August Alsina, assured in an American television program that he had had a relationship for years with the actress. This statement only brought Smith and Pinkett closer, who explained Jada’s infidelity on her show, where they usually take out their clothes in the sun.
Besides, In 2014, Jada assured that “keeping an open relationship” was the magic formula for keeping her marriage going. The actress said she and her husband are free to date whoever they want, although that “doesn’t mean we do.” “You have to trust your partner, at the end of the day, I’m nobody’s watchdog. Will Smith is a grown man,” he said amid rumors of an alleged infidelity of the actor with Margot Robbie, his co-star in Focus: Masters of the scam.
After resigning himself as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, On Friday, the sanction the council took regarding the actor’s physical assault on Rock in the middle of the ceremony was announced.caused by the discomfort he felt at a comedian’s joke about his wife.
The punishment has been revealed in an open letter to “our Academy family” signed by David Rubin, its president, and Dawn Hudson, CEO of the organization. The Academy will allow Smith to be nominated for future roles if he is chosen by the organization’s more than 9,500 members, but he will not be able to elevate the statuette to the Dolby Theater if he is voted the most. nor participate in any event associated with the Oscar.
“I accept and respect the decision,” was the response Smith posted. after hearing the verdict of the organisation’s 54-member Board of Governors. In its open letter, the Academy He admitted that during the live broadcast of the ceremony, an adequate approach to the situation was not made. “We failed, unprepared for something unprecedented,” admitted the council, which He called Smith’s actions “unacceptable and damaging”.