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After a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s buzz cut, Smith walked out on stage at the March ceremony and hit comedian Chris Rock, 57. (The 50-year-old actress has alopecia.)
The Best Actor winner faced months of fallout after his outburst, including being expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and being barred from attending events for the next decade.
The King Richard actor issued a statement of apology to Rock on Instagram the following day, and then on July 29 he posted a video explanation and apology to his social media accounts, in which he addressed Rock and his family personally.
Smith said he had privately contacted Rock and received a response saying Rock was “not ready to talk” but would “reach out” when he was.
Watch Will Smith’s video apology to Chris Rock below: “I’m Here Whenever You’re Ready to Talk.”
Zampino posted an Instagram photo the day after the Oscars in which she was seen proudly holding Smith’s golden Oscar statuette.
In the caption, she penned, “Excellent Evening! Once again, my deepest congratulations; when 1 wins, we all win. #family1st.”
According to Zampino’s recent DM comments, her ex is “so gracious so kind,” “gives so generously,” and “puts love into everything he does.”
“For many years, he was the source of much mirth. I pray that people will give him a chance to be human “In her defense, she did add something.
“Chris can skip the small talk. Undoubtedly, this is something that concerns Will more than Chris “a reliable source has reported that the two of them are quite the item. “Will must face his problems head-on. The health of Chris is fine.”
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