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Will Smith: 1st public appearance with his wife Jada since his slap at the Oscars

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smit were photographed near Malibu (California) on August 13. The 53-year-old actor wore a black hat, a navy polo shirt, matching pants and a new pair of white Air Force Ones for this date night while his wife opted for an all-black ensemble, with a flannel shirt tied around her waist as well as a nice set of jewelry and a pair of sunglasses. They seemed very complicit: she was seen in particular holding on to him.

This is the couple’s first public appearance since the actor Men in Black gave a slap on stage to comedian Chris Rock, in the middle of the Oscars ceremony on March 27, when the latter made fun of his wife’s alopecia (hair loss). A stroke of blood which had panicked the world and which had repercussions on his acting profession since in addition to his eviction from the Oscars, he saw several film projects being suspended, even falling into the water.

“Glad for his constant support”

After apologizing the same evening, thus acknowledging having “exceeded the limits, Sheree Zampino’s ex made a second mea culpa on July 29 in a video posted on Instagram and Youtube, this time addressing Chris Rock personally. “I contacted Chris and his response is that he is not ready to talk. And when he is, he will stretch out his hand. So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize to you.. My behavior was unacceptable and I’ll be there as soon as you’re ready to talk“, he had declared.

To overcome this ordeal and face criticism, he can count on the support of his wife. If the latter has never publicly defended the gesture of her husband, their couple remains very close. “Will and I continue to do what we’ve been doing for 28 years, which is trying to figure out this thing called life.“, she confided in her own show last June.

“Will is fine. He spends a lot of time with Jada. He is very happy with her constant support. They are very close and support each other. Family is everything to them“, said a source to the magazine People, while another added: “Will is happy with the support he still gets from Jada“. A united couple, for better and for worse!

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