"Will is happy about the support he always gets from Jada."
The Oscars conducted in March 2022 were quite eventful, to say the least. Chris Rock, who was presenting an award, made a joke about Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's, hair. Pinket Smith, who suffers from alopecia, had to shave her head due to her condition
The joke caused Smith to walk up onto the stage and slap Rock for the joke he made at the expense of his wife.
Best Actor winner Will, 53, who resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after the incident, was prohibited from attending Academy events for ten years as a result of the outburst.
"Will is doing good. He spends a lot of time with Jada. He is very happy about her constant support. They are very close and back each other up. Family is everything to them," a source told PEOPLE, adding that Will feels like he "learned a lot in the past few months."
Another insider added that "Will is happy about the support he always gets from Jada."
The King Richard actor apologized to Rock, 57, and his family in a video uploaded on his social media pages on July 29, 2022. He gave an explanation of what happened that evening. He asserted that after personally reaching out to Rock, he was informed that Rock was "not ready to chat" and would "reach out" when he was.
In the video, Smith also said that this wife had no part in the incident. "I made a choice on my own from my own experiences, from my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it," he said in the video. "I'm sorry, babe. I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat that I've brought on all of us."
In his video, Will said he "spent the last three months replaying and understanding the complexities and nuances of what happened." He added, "I'm not gonna try to unpack all of that right now, but I can say to you there was no part of me that thought that was the right way to behave in that moment."
Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, addressed the incident on an episode of her Red Table Talk show, saying, "About Oscar night: My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile. With the state of the world today, we need 'em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years — and that's [to] keep figuring out this thing called life together."
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