"Holy slap in the face." Jada Pinkett Smith said that Will Smith's action at the Oscars saved their marriage

Juliette Morgan
"Holy slap in the face." Jada Pinkett Smith said that Will Smith's action at the Oscars saved their marriage

Jada Pinkett Smith said her marriage to Will Smith was saved by the actor's performance at the Oscars last year - when Will went on stage and publicly slapped comedian Chris Rock because of his joke about Jada, who suffers from alopecia.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Pinkett Smith admitted that before that incident, she had been thinking about leaving her husband for many years, because the couple’s relationship had ceased to be romantic a long time ago. It recently became known that Jada and Will actually broke up seven years ago, although they remained officially married and continued to support each other as friends. Jada wasn't sure whether to keep this formal marriage, but everything changed after that Oscar.

“That slap in the face was enough for me to understand that I would never leave him. Who knows what our relationship would have been like if this hadn't happened. I call Will’s action a “holy slap in the face” because a lot of good things happened after it,” the actress shared.

She previously said that her relationship with Will Smith deepened after the incident. “I didn’t think in a million years that he would come on stage and it would have anything to do with me,” Jada wrote in her memoirs. “I was just really worried about Will. At that moment, I realized that no matter how difficult our relationship was, I would always be there for him, no matter what,” she said in an interview with Red.

Meanwhile, Will Smith, on the sidelines of the contemporary art fair Art Basel, spends time with a mysterious stranger, whom fans of the actor have dubbed a copy of his wife. The actor has already been seen twice in the company of a woman with a short shaved head, and he looked very happy. True, the couple kept their distance from each other and it is impossible to say for sure what kind of relationship they have.

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