Will Smith’s slap in the face to Chris Rock at the Academy Awards sparked much debate and a seemingly unresolved rift between the two men. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is now reporting the incident.

It was an Oscar night that was much talked about and debated. But not (only) because of the award winners and the gallant robes on the red carpet. After comedian Chris Rock made a bad joke about actress Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairdo at this year’s awards show, her husband, Will Smith, stormed onto the stage and slapped him across the face.

What the comedian didn’t seem to know: Pinkett Smith has long suffered from alopecia, a disease-related hair loss. In a new episode of her web show “Red Table Talk”, the actress has now commented on the incident – ​​with forgiving words.

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“This is a really important ‘red table talk’ about alopecia considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars,” said Pinkett Smith.

Speaking of Oscars night, the 50-year-old actress said she hopes “these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, speak out and make peace.”

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“In today’s world, we need you both. And we all actually need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I will continue to do what we’ve been doing for the last 28 years, which is navigating life together.”

In the past, Pinkett Smith had used her show as a platform to talk about her marriage and also extramarital affairs. In 2020 she spoke about her relationship with the rapper and friend of her son Jaden, August Alsina.

About their marriage: “We did everything to break away from each other”

During their Red Table Talk, her husband, Will Smith, revealed that when he found out about his wife’s relationship with Alsina, he was “done.” Pinkett Smith said, “I got into a different kind of relationship with August… It was absolutely a relationship. I had a lot of pain inside and I felt very broken. Over the course of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself.”

Luckily, she and her husband were also going through a healing process at the time, according to the actress. “I would definitely say that we did everything we could to break away from each other only to realize it wasn’t possible.”

Sources: “Spiegel”, “LADbible”