A source close to Will Smith’s family has exclusively revealed to US Weekly what’s happening in the family after the Will Smith Oscars scandal. The source claims that it’s been a nightmare for the family.
“Will knows the road to redemption is going to be a long and painful one, and there’s a part of him that’s grown to accept he’ll never be able to fully repair the damage that was caused.”
Smith’s family — including wifeJada Pinkett Smith, sons Tre, 29, and Jaden, 23, and daughter Willow, 21 — have avoided explicitly commenting on the situation in order to avoid attracting even more attention. “They know the best course of action is to stay tight-lipped,” the insider said. “The only healer is time.”
The Academy has yet to sanction Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett’s bald head at the Oscars.
Meanwhile, Jada has shown him no support and instead has taken Chris Rock’s side of the situation.
Jada Pinkett Smith “wishes he didn’t” get physical with the comedian.
“It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting. He knows that, she knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly about where the couple stands now.
During the 94th annual Academy Awards, Rock, 57, made a joke about the Girls Trip star’s shaved head. After Pinkett Smith, 50, rolled her eyes at the comment, her husband, 53, approached the stage and slapped the Saturday Night Live alum.
“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native said in censored footage that later circulated online. As he returned to his seat, the Suicide Squad star yelled back at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.” The Grown Ups star responded that he wouldn’t discuss Pinkett Smith again.
According to the insider, the A Different World alum didn’t want Smith to get in an altercation to defend her. “She’s not one of these women that needs protecting. He didn’t need to do what he did, she didn’t need protecting. She’s not a wallflower,” the source shared. “She’s a strong woman, an opinionated woman and she can fight her own battles.”
Flip to the next pages to see all the times that Jada has made Will look terrible.