In a candid revelation amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding her marriage, Jada Pinkett Smith openly addressed the impact of the infamous Oscars slap on her relationship with Will Smith. The 52-year-old acknowledged that the incident played a crucial role in actually saving her marriage. Contrary to earlier speculations about the state of their union, Jada shared that the incident prompted deep reflection on whether she could continue her journey with Will Smith. Now, despite the previous headlines and rumors, there seems to be a newfound sense of clarity in their relationship. Jada firmly stated, "I will never leave him."
In a conversation with the Daily Mail, the Red Table Talk Show host said, “After all those years trying to figure out if I would leave Will’s side, it took that slap for me to see I will never leave him." This comes immediately after Will Smith was spotted departing with an unidentified woman on December 9, piquing the interest of observers. Additionally, the duo was spotted socializing with friends at Lucali pizzeria.
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Jada went on to say “Who knows where our relationship would be if that hadn’t happened?” For those unaware, Jada and Will Smith tied the knot in 1997, gaining recognition as a power couple. However, shocking revelations about their relationship emerged following an event in October. The actress claimed that the two of them are leaving separately for the last 7 years.
Jada Pinkett Smith said how that Los Angeles night changed everything, when her husband stormed onto the stage to slap Chris Rock for making a joke about her alopecia. “I call it the ‘holy slap’ now because so many positive things came after it." The actress from Collateral went on to say that she was "glad" to be there and see everything happen before her eyes. She said “That moment of the s–t hitting the fan is when you see where you really are.”
The dialogue unfolds just days following Will Smith's candid discussion about the challenges within his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith at the Red Sea International Film Festival. The actor openly admitted to numerous mistakes and alluded to both his marital struggles and the incident where he slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.