Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith continue to make it to the headlines since the King Richard actor's slapping incident involving Chris Rock in the 2022 Oscars Awards in late March. After getting criticisms and condemnations, it was reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had banned Will from attending the prestigious awards event for the next ten years.
The Academy's Board of Governors met on Friday to examine the implications of Will Smith's slap of award presenter Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards. The husband of Jada Pinkett Smith, last week, issued a statement saying that he accepts and appreciates the Academy's decision to ban him for a decade.
Now, new reports claim that Jada Pinkett Smith is not exactly standing by Will Smith in the wake of his Oscar night outburst. Keep on reading to know more details.
Jada Pinkett Smith Not On Will Smith's Side Post-Oscar Slapping Scandal?
National Enquirer, in its upcoming May 2, 2022 issue, reported that Jada Pinkett Smith is rubbing salt in her husband's wounds by attending star-studded events sans Will Smith and allegedly flirting with hunky guys under his nose.
The Red Table Talk host went solo to the grand opening of The Rhimes Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles on April 9, exactly a day after it was revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science had banned Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.
An unnamed source told the entertainment news publication:
"Ban or no ban, Jada is adamant she won't change her lifestyle for anyone, not even Will. She fully intends to attend more of these events and rub shoulders with anyone she chooses, especially guys she finds interesting."
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The same insider added:
"She loves to boost her ego by flirting. She has a lot of cute make friends in L.A. who pop over for coffee. Will doesn't object out loud, but i's common knowledge he finds it inappropriate."
The friction between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is evident in a video from 2019 that recently surfaced online. The said clip featured the After Earth actor telling his wife not to "start filming" without permission.
Jada Pinkett Smith, who used the video to promote her talk show, coldy cast his objection and told viewers she is "still dealing with foolishness" before peppering Will Smith with personal questions. An unidentified insider stated:
"Now Jada's continuing to push his buttons by flirting openly with other guys. Jada insists she doesn't sleep with these men, but it's still humiliating for Will to hear her gushing about how dreamy certain guys are. Will's friends are convinced this is a big source of his rage, along with their tame love life, which has been stale for many years."
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have yet to comment on these claims saying that the host's "flirting" and "schmoozing" getting on his last ner,ve. So, devoted supporters of the Hollywood couple should take all these unverified reports with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
Will Smith Films On Hold After 10 Years Oscars Ban
Meanwhile, the Red Table Talk show of Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars incident.
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A statement title card, opening the episode of the show with Janelle Monae as a guest, read:
“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls."
“Until then… the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thanks for joining us."
To recall, Will Smith addressed Chris Rock in an apology after the incident. The Gemini Man said:
“I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be."
The domino effect that followed the Oscars slapping scandal includes the banning of Jada Pinkett Smith's husband from attending all activities organized and hosted by the Academy in the next 10 years. Several projects of Will Smith have also been put on hold, which includes Netflix's Fast and Loose and Bad Boys 4.
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